Overview: Lectures and Seminars

Lectures and seminars at Köln International School of Design (KISD, as professor since 2018), San Francisco Art Institute (assistant professor 2015-2018), Bauhaus University Weimar (visiting professor in 2013), at the Faculty of Design of Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts (2013-2014), and at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) Cologne (2006-2012). Courses vary from introductory to graduate level and comprise foundations of programming and physical computing for the arts, generative design and interaction design, as well as media art and design projects.

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Print is not dead/The post-digital condition at Künstlerhaus Dortmund

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.”

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Artificial Intelligence in Art and Design

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.