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.
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.
We will show a new work of Paidia Institute at the show Never AFK at NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf. The show focuses on live streaming practices and is conducted in conjunction with Always On, an event about live streaming and gaming culture.
A project at KISD on the post-digital condition in design, covering strategies, tools and techniques. In collaboration with the department of design at FH Dortmund. The results will be shown in a collaborative exhibition in Fall 2019.
Meta Marathon is a 42 hours non-stop digital culture festival at NRW-Forum focusing on robotics. During the festival, KISD is building an exhibition/performance landscape and living lab of robotic rituals: a Voodoo Resistor Club.