I am an artist and scientist, with a background in cognitive science/machine learning and computer science.
I am interested in the relationship of humans, machines and society; Cybernetics and the technological infrastructures of communication and control; and the cultures and aesthetics of computation and interaction. My work oscillates between computer science and experimental artistic practices, engineering and amateur/DIY methods, science and humanities.
Since 2018, I am a professor of Interaction Design at Köln International School of Design. Before, I served as the Department Chair of Art and Technology at San Francisco Art Institute, where I taught as assistant professor. I have been a visiting professor of Media Environments at Bauhaus-University Weimar and taught at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, as well as at Lab3, Laboratory for Experimental Computer Science of KHM, Academy of Media Arts Cologne (›› teaching).
I co-founded the artist group Paidia Institute and off topic, magazine for media art. My art projects have been shown at numerous exhibitions and I have published in various contexts between art and science.
I hold a doctoral degree in Experimental Computer Science from KHM, Academy of Media Arts Cologne. I studied cognitive science at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and SUNY Oswego, USA (B.Sc., 2002); graduate studies in digital media at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland (M.Sc., 2005). I have been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Basic Research of the ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2004-2005), and at the Cybermedia Research Unit of the Knowledge Media Research Center, Tübingen, Germany (2007).