About Life-Form Elke Stangl

(elkement. Last changed: 2014-02-09. Created: 2013-09-14. Tags: Life, Elke Stangl, Profile. German Version.)

My nickname is Elkement - an amalgam of my first name and my unofficial job title: The Subversive Element.

I am running a small company together with my husband. Following Star Trek terminology he is Chief Engineer and I am Science Officer. We live in the very heart of Europe, in sunny Pannonian Plain.

I am a physicist who has explored different professional biotopes. After having indulged in the corporate world as a so-called mobile knowledge worker I decided to reconnect to my roots as a scientist and engineer in 2012, and I have completed another master's degree - Sustainable Energy Systems - in 2013. In 2014 I am indulging in a weird combination of professional specialties: Modelling of heat pump systems and troubleshooting issues with digital certificates.

On numerous blogs and websites I am pondering on:

Theoretical physics versus engineering.
Off-the-wall geek humor versus existential philosophical questions.
Knowledge worker's connectedness versus striving for independence.
Corporate world's strangeness versus small business entrepreneur's microcosmos.

As a Search Term Poet and a Spam Poet I create art from the virtual scrapyard.

Related blog articles:

Trading in IT Security for Heat Pumps? Seriously? (2013)

The Dark Side Was Strong in Me (2012, on my transition from academia / R&D to IT in 1997).

On Science Communication (2013, remembering 1995)

Elke Stangl. July 2013. Credits: www.sammelraum.at

Personal website of Elke Stangl, Zagersdorf, Austria, c/o punktwissen.
elkement [at] subversiv [dot] at.