The (German-language) thesis is titled “Feedback Machines. Cybernetics and Interaction” and was supervised by Georg Trogemann and Frieder Nake. It deals with cybernetics and human-computer interaction, reconstructing the history of interactivity as the history of cybernetics while using cybernetic thought for understanding interaction. In an argument that incorporates discussions of direct manipulation and tangible interaction, cybernetic and action-centric models of perception, and the enactivism/enaction debate in cognitive science, it ultimately argues that interaction creates interfaces.
Opening exhibition with contributions by KISD
On September 6, a new space art space and event series is opening in Cologne: RoboLAB 2020. The first event is the show Circolaris that takes place in the walkable and accessible sculpture of the same name, created by Odo Rumpf in Odonien. This sculpture will provide a lasting space for inclusive, accessible and multi-genre art and culture projects.
How does design look in times of the gig economy, template culture, scripted layouts, and the standardized interaction and aesthetics of the responsive web? What is the design potential of last year’s tools and devices we already have forgotten? How can we show work and projects while our audience is immersed in their own smartphones? In a collaboration with FH Dortmund, a group of KISD students exhibits work dealing with questions like these under the title “Print is not dead/The post-digital condition.”
A one-week workshop about applying artificial intelligence and machine learning in art and design. The workshop takes place in a remote location in Ramberg and gathers students and teachers of KISD, KHM, Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Prof. Dr. Georg Trogemann, Experimental Computer Science), and Bauhaus University Weimar (Prof. Ursula Damm, Media Environments). For one week, we will work on and discuss practical projects that use, abuse, criticize or embrace artificial intelligence and machine learning.