• 07/11/2017 material-led workshop on «Techno-Catastrophes» at University of the Underground, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam
  • 22/11/2017 Expierence-based workshop «Vague Space» at Jung von Matt Academy, Hamburg
  • 03-05/01/2018 Per-Forming Clouds Workshop at weissensee school of art and design berlin
  • 19-21/04/2018 Digital Fabrication "Chocolate Aided Design" seminar at CAS/MAS Designing Technology, ZHdK
  • 24-27/05/2018 Participatory Installation "Per-Forming Clouds: in search for the perfect cloud" at 3DaysofDesign, Design Museum Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 01/05/2018 "Terranautic Instruments" seminar at Re-Visiting Black Mountain exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zurich, Switzerland, with Roman Kirschner
  • 14/06/2018 Co-Facilitating "Clouds and Rocks: Imagining Alien Terrains" Workshop on Alien Matter Landscapes at ECAM/ Critical Media Lab, FHNW Basel
  • 27-31/08/2018 Fictional Materials – participatory exhibition with weissensee school of art and design berlin, Bauhaus Dessau and materialarchiv.ch

LABORATORY OF NARRATIVE MATERIALS

IT´S ALL JUST AIR...

NORMAL ACCIDENTS

TECHNO-CATASTROPHES

VAGUE SPACE

TERRANAUTICS

PER-FORMING CLOUDS

MUTABLE PROCESSES

RE-CONNECT

STATE OF MATTER

MATERIAL ACTIVELY THINKING

ASTEROID DEFENSE

FICTIONAL MATERIALS

METASOLID

FUTURE OF CARBON

CONDITIONING PATTERNS

UNTER STROM

DIGITAL TRACES

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RE-CONNECT

2015

Re-connect was a research project with Jannis Huelsen and Stefan Schwabe in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried and the Technical University in Ilmenau, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The technical perspective of the project is the advancement of a nerve-to-electrode connection system based on a 3D micro-electrode array (MEA) sensor. Our focus is to observe and understand a designers role in research processes and interdisciplinary teams through practice. This role includes structural tasks such as project planning, mediation within the team, dialogue with external experts, organisation of workshops as well as communication to the public. Further it means the ideation of potential scenarios and the development of business ideas.

In order to establish a common language within the team and to understand the technical challenges, a material based communication format was developed. This led to an emancipated involvement of all members into the technical and strategic project design from an early stage.
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related literature:

 

Tausk, V. (1933) "On the Origin of the "Influencing Machine" in Schizophrenia"

Hallstrom, W. (2007) ‘Gallium Phosphide Nanowires as a Substrate for Cultured Neurons’

Borton, D. (2013) ‘Personalized Neuroprosthetics’, www.sciencetranslationalmedicine.org

Gladstone, B.; Neufeld, J. (2011) ‘The Influencing Machine’