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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Berlin Exhibition Project: The Pacific Wall

In March 2017, students of San Francisco Art Institute travel to Berlin to meet with students of Bauhaus University Weimar. Together, they develop an exhibition at the Schillerpalais project space. The exhibition is accompanied by one evening of experimental interactions in the studio of ACUD. After the group returns to San Francisco digital re-configurations of the works shown in Berlin are presented in a show at the Invisible Gallery at SFAI.

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Unreal Euglena Workshop

A BioArt/BioGaming workshop in cooperation with Thomas Hawranke about playing with microorganisms (Euglena gracilis). The workshop is held at Bauhaus University Weimar, working with the DIY bioloab at the chair of Media Environments. In the workshop, we discuss potential game mechanics for playing with living organisms, and we build a simple prototype connecting Euglena gracilis to the Unreal Engine via a microscope, video tracking and DIY electronics.

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Cyber/space. Localizations in art and science

“Projektmodul” at Bauhaus-University Weimar (Media Environments)

The project examines “cyber” and “space” as technological and scientific fields and subjects of artistic practice: Cybernetics, computer art, interaction, networks and space are put into relation to each other in order to develop contemporary positions in art and design – projects dealing with real and mediated space and the interconnections between both.

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Action Spaces

Architectures for humans, animals and machines

The seminar examines spaces as spaces for action, that are created by the interconnection of external architecture, physiological or technological perceptive systems and individual action patterns. Part of the seminar consists in a workshop at Palazzo Ricci in Montepulciano, Italy in summer 2012.

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