Speakers and Panelhosts:
Hamburg Art Ensemble , GER [info]
Profile: Batz is an author, theatre-maker and light artist. 1970 – 1976 study Germanistik, history, philosophy, history of art in Marburg/Lahn. Since 1974 he has directed numerous theatre productions and arts festivals. 1990 – 1994 dramaturgy KAMPNAGEL international culture factory Hamburg. Program concepts. Art exhibitions. Performance/art actions. Since 1994 he has been co-ordinator of Theatres in the Memory City and Port Culture Days and is a longstanding member of the board of ‘Alive City’. 2003 Alexander tin prize of the city Hamburg.
Bernhard Breinbauer is student at the Vienna University of Technology.
He is currently working on his master thesis with the title “Applying
cognitive principles to building automation with special respect to
media facades”. The result of the master thesis will be a system, which
allows cooperation of media facades and building automation systems.
Prof. Peter Cornwell
BlipCreative (UK) [info]
Profile: Peter Cornwell has worked with computer image generation in both art and commercial applications since studying painting and then computing science. He worked on early computer graphics for television with The Moving Picture Company and on computer aided design and robotic manufacturing systems as manager of European research and development for Texas Instruments. Later he formed Division, Inc., a virtual reality (VR) company in California, which developed commercial 3D visualisation products for architecture, pharmaceutical and aerospace companies and became a public company. More recently he has been professor of both Computing Science and Media Art; director of the Visual Theory Group, Imperial College, London, and teaching at the Royal College and Academy of Arts and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. He has been director of the Institute for Visual Media, ZKM, Germany and has exhibited in major spaces such as the RA and ICA, London; Kiasma, Helsinki; ICC, Tokyo and ZKM, Germany. He is a member of artist group Flunk and with his design company blip he has undertaken LED projects such as CocaCola and Samsung in central London.
Bernhard Breinbauer TU Vienna, AT, [info]
Dr. David Cunningham
University of Westminster, UK [info]
Profile: David Cunningham is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Westminster in London, and an editor of the journal Radical Philosophy. He is co-editor of the books Adorno and Literature (2006) and Photography and Literature in the Twentieth Century (2005), and a former guest editor of a special issue of The Journal of Architecture on the post-war avant-garde. Other work has appeared in publications such as Architectural Design, New Formations and SubStance. He is currently working on a book on the metropolis.
Prof. Mark Dorrian
University of Edinburgh, UK [info] Profile: Mark Dorrian is Reader in Architecture and Director of the Master of Architecture programme at the University of Edinburgh, and is Co-Director of Metis, an atelier for art, architecture and urbanism. He has recently written on architecture and clouds (Radical Philosophy, 144), and is currently working on the cultural and political history of the aerial view. Metis’ recent project ‘Northroom’ can be seen at www.northerncity.co.uk/
Tim / Jan Edler
realities:united, GER [info] Jan Edler studied architecture at the Technische Universität Aachen and at London’s Bartlett School of Architecture. Tim Edler studied computer science and architecture
at Technische Universität Berlin. The brothers work as architects, designer and artists. In 2000 they founded their office „realities:united“ in Berlin. All their projects deal with issues of space, information, message and communication. Their creative achievements have been prized with a number of architecture and design awards, such as the Hans Schäfer Preis from the Association of German Architects (BDA), the „Inspire!Award“ by Deutsche Telekom or the „Goldene Nagel“ (Golden Nail) which is the highest award given by the Art Directors Club, and has been shown at numerous exhbitions in Europe including the Venice Biannual for Architecture (2002 & 2006), the Vitra Design Museum and the new Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Their most recognised projects to date are BIX , a light- and media facade at Kunsthaus Graz in 2003 that has hallmarked their international breakthrough, and SPOTS , a urban media installation at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
Aside from their project-related work both of them have taught at various institutions such as the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, the Technische Universität Berlin or the Pasadena Art Center College in Los Angeles. Since 2005 Tim Edler holds a visiting
professorship at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen.
Interactivearchitecture.org, UK [info]
Profile: Ruairi Glynn is an architect and researcher. He is the editor of ‘Interactive Architecture dot Org’, an online resource dedicated to contemporary interactive art installations and architecture and is a guest critic at the Architectural Association, London, and the Institute of Digital Art and Technology, Plymouth. A graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture, London, he is currently continuing his research there, as member of the ‘Interactive Architecture Workshop’. His most recent work focuses on building adaptive, and kinetic responsive environments that though gestural performances, enter inhabitants and objects into “dance” like relationships. He is a multi-award winning artist, most recently presented with the Hamilton Award for Design Excellence at the Bartlett School of Architecture and a ‘European Top Talent Award for Digital Media’ at Europrix TTA 05 organized by the European Commission for Information Society and Media’.
Matthias Hank Haeusler SIAL, AUS [info] M. Hank Haeusler completed his studies in Architecture in 2003 at The University of Applied Science in Stuttgart; where he received a Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture in October 2003. He has also studied at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan and at the Technical University in Delft, The Netherlands, primarily focusing on architectural theory. Haeusler has worked in architectural practices in Germany, the United States and Australia, including Kauffmann Theillig & Partner, Transsolar Engineering and Murphy Jahn Architects. He is currently enrolled in a PhD at SIAL under the supervision of Professor Mark Burry with research focusing on the design of a Spatial Dynamic Media System for an interactive spatial communication through a 3D light grid to design a content driven dynamic surface in real-time. He will exhibit the results of his thesis in October 2007 at the Design_Institute Gallery in Bld 91, RMIT City Campus. He also teaches different studies at RMIT University School of Architecture and Design and has been a guest lecturer at several national and international universities. His media consulting office City Lights Architecture Store/CLAStore combines his research interests with application in praxis.
Rogier van der Heide,
ARUP, UK, [info]
Rogier van der Heide is a Director with Arup and Global Leader of Arup Lighting. He has been responsible for innovative, creative and well executed projects around the world in the field of exterior lighting, feature lighting, dynamic lighting and day lighting. Rogiers project list includes works by architects such as UN Studio, Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid and MVRDV. Rogier will be the design leader for the lighting design on this project, overseeing the lighting team in Amsterdam. Besides over ten other design prizes, Rogier has received the two most prestigious awards in the lighting design industry: the Lighting Designer of the Year Award and the IALD Radiance Award.
ETH Zürich, CH [info]
Profile: Ludger Hovestadt has been full professor for architecture and CAAD since July 1, 2000. He was born in 1960 in Gelsenkirchen (D) and studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen (D) and the HfG in Vienna (A) under Prof. Holzbauer. His research has always been interdisciplinary: architecture, computer science, mechanical engineering, robotics and cognitive psychology. Professor Hovestadt’s current research centres on adaptation of technological developments made in other areas of expertise into the building industry, which by nature, acts on a long-term basis. His research projects are therefore not technological experiments e.g. Virtual Reality, but look for a historical anchor and show a concrete use for current building practice.
Kathrin Kur FLUNK(UK/GER) [info] is an artist and designer working in electronic media and photography. She studied philosophy, visual arts and critical theory at FU Berlin, Brighton University and London University. Her interests are in computer assisted vision, remote imaging and film technology. From experience in film special effects, as well as production of animation for flagship LED installations at London company Streetvision, she has developed a hybrid practice and a body of work that includes video, computed and photographic works. Emerging interactive display technology and computer imagery generation techniques have produced opportunities of dynamic montage and image synthesis. www.kathrinkur.com www.flunk.com
Prof. Kari Jormakka/ Speaker: Grace Quiroga (US/A)
Vienna University of Technology, AT [info], Washington University
Grace Quiroga studied architecture at the University of Michigan and the Vienna University of Technology. In addition to practicing in Seattle, she is currently working on a Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Washington. She is the author of the forthcoming book O M A * R E M * A B C, which uses the form of a surrealist dictionary to scrutinize the ideas proposed by Rem Koolhaas.
Prof. Bart Lootsma
University of Innsbruck, AT [info]
Profile: Bart Lootsma (Amsterdam, 1957) is a historian, critic and curator in the fields of architecture, design and the visual arts. He is a Professor for Architectural Theory at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck. Before, he was Head of Scientific Research at the ETH Zurich, Studio Basel; a visiting Professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Nurnberg; a visiting Professor for Architectural History and Theory at the Universitat fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna and thesis tutor at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He has been editor of ao. Forum, de Architect, ARCHIS and GAM and guest curator of ArchiLab 2004 in Orleans. Together with Dich Rijken he published the book ‘Media and Architecture’. His other books include ‘SuperDutch’ and ‘ArchiLab 2004 The Naked City’.
University of Michigan, USA, [info]
Profile: Malcolm McCullough is the author of Digital Ground–Architecture, Pervasive Computing, and Environmental Knowing. He teaches architecture and information design at the University of Michigan, has lectured internationally on locative media, and is currently writing a book on environmental histories of information.
CCC / BlinkenLights, GER [info]
Profile: Tim Pritlove, aged 39, is looking back at a 25 year career as a hacker, programmer, system administrator, trainer, event manager, blogger and podcaster. He started writing e-mails in 1988. Tim is a long time member of the Chaos Computer Club and has been organizing the Club’s events for over a decade including the annual Chaos Communication Congress, the quadrennial Chaos Communication Camp, the monthly Chaosradio radio show and has been project coordinator of Project Blinkenlights since 2001.
Thomas Rausch TU Vienna, AT, [info] Thomas Rausch is with the Institute of Computer Technology at the Vienna University of Technology. Besides his efforts to finish his PhD on Routing in Highly Available Communication Networks, he has worked on different research projects in the area of building automation and energy management.
Oliver Schürer Architecture Theory / TU Vienna, AUT [info] Oliver Schürer is professor and researcher at TU Vienna, faculty of architectural theory in the School of Architectural science. He is an architecural analytic, curator and independent author and editor with numerous national and international publications focussing on digital technolgy and economy in the context of architecture. His books ‘Beyond the Machine’ and ‘architektur:consulting’ were published by Birkhäuser. Originally trained as a carpenter, Schürer studied architecture at the TU Vienna, and graduated in 1999 specialising on the concepts of space and time in the work of Gilles Deleuze. In 2005 he received a doctorate with a thesis about the evolution of the automation of buildings/architecture and functional concepts with regards to contemporary research on perception and technical systems. http://www.a-theory.tuwien.ac.at/
Greyworld, UK [info]
In 1993 Andrew Shoben founded Greyworld in Paris. They have exhibited their work around the world, with permanent installations in 12 countries. They are currently working on a monument beside Tate Modern to be unveiled in September and have recently been asked to take part in Channel 4’s landmark Big Art commission.
Mirjam Struppek Interactionfield (GER) [info] Profile: Mirjam Struppek works as urbanist, researcher and consultant in Berlin. She has lectured and published essays with a special focus on the livability of urban space, public sphere and its transformation and acquisition through new media. Since 2002 she is developing the online-information-platform interactionfield about the relation of interaction, new media and public space. In this context she organises the monthly lecture and discussion evening „Urban Media Salon“. Currently she works on her concept of “Urban Screens” after developing the first international conference Urban Screens 05 about “the potential of outdoor screens for urban society”. In 2003 she worked as Assistant in a gallery for still and motion pictures in Berlin. She is holding a degree with distinction in Urban- and Environmental Planning from University of Kaiserslautern and spent in 1999 two research semester at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University, Japan. www.interactionfield.de www.urbanscreens.org
Mader Stublic Wiermann, GER [info]
The artists group Mader Stublic Wiermann works together since 2000 and is based in Berlin. Holger Mader and Alexander Stublic studied media art at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design and majored in media theory, media art and philosophy. Heike Wiermann studied at the Department of Architecture at the University of Karlsruhe, at the UDK Berlin and the HFG Karlsruhe.Over the past 3 years, the group exhibited in the ZKM Karlsruhe, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Kunsthalle Mannheim and Museum Ritter, realized several pieces in public space and took part in international festivals like the Steirischer Herbst, Filmfestival Seoul, viper, transmediale.
Archconsult, AT [info]
Thomas Schwed is head of office and senior designer at the international operating company Architektur Consult. He graduated at the technical university of Vienna and works in Vienna and Frankfurt. He has been responsible for major designs such as the T-Mobile Center in Vienna and the European Central Bank building in Frankfurt.
Art+Com, GER [info]
Profile: Joachim Sauter has been using computers both as a tool and as a medium from the early stages of his work. Fueled by this interest, he founded ART+COM in 1988 together with other artist, designers, scientists and technicians. Their goal was to practically research this new upcoming medium in the realm of art and design.
In the course of his work he was invited to participate on many exhibitions. Beside others he showed his work at ‘Ars Electronica’ Linz, ‘Centre Pompidou’ Paris, ‘Stejdilik Museum’ Amsterdam, ‘Museum for Contemporary Art’ Sidney, ‘Deichtorhallen Hamburg’ , ‘Venice Biennial’, ‘ICC’ Tokyo, ‘Getty Center’ Los Angeles, ‘ZKM’ Karlsruhe.
He received several awards like the ‘Ars Electronica Interactive Award’, the ‘Los Angeles Interactive Media Award’, the ‘Prix Pixel INA’, the ‘British Academy for Film and Television Interactive Award’, the ‘German Design Award’ and the ‘Swiss Design Award’.Since 1991 he is full professor for “New Media Art and Design” at the ‘University of the Arts’ Berlin and since 2001 adjunct professor at UCLA, Los Angeles.
realitylab, AT [info]
Gernot Tscherteu is editor of mediaarchitecture.org and manager of mediafacade.net, a industry consortium that develops mediafacades. He studied political science at the University of Vienna. He wrote his dissertation about the influence of digital media on the development and communication of knowledge at the Institute for Scientific Research and Theory with supervisor Prof. Helga Nowotny and Prof. Ulrike Felt. Since 1991 he has worked as a software interface designer and interactivity researcher for internet systems. He has managed several industrial collabortion projects at the Austrian Academy of Science, the Academy of Applied Arts, EDVG, Sysis AG, ZKM Karslruhe, MQ Wien, Caritas Austria and Belleville CH and made numerous publications. In 1999 he founded the architectural and design practice planhaus in collaboration with DI Claudia Pöllabauer. Between 2002 and 2005 he worked as coordinator for the LED project „Leuchtathletik“ at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna http://www.realitylab.at/ http://www.mediafacade.net/
Els Vermang ( b. 1981 in Leuven, Belgium; lives and works in Brussels ) attended since her very childhood the local conservatorium for piano, which she completed at 18, and practiced several years of plastic arts in the same institution. At 18 years old she moves to Antwerp to go to the Royal Academy, where she studied architecture. Her style is programmatic and parameter-based, and combines space with art and music. During her 4th year of architecture she crosses LAb[au] and starts working there as a MetaDesigner. One year later, in 2004, she completes architecture. Full-grown crewmember of LAb[au] and Benjamin of the international electronic arts-scene, her key-qualifications exist in conception, design, info graphics and curator ships. With LAb[au] she created the MediaRuimte-gallery, the ‘Liquid Space’-series and catalogue, ‘Point and line to plane, computed in seconds’, ‘12m4s’, ‘Man in e.Space’, ‘Pixflow’, ‘Touch’, ‘Who’s afraid of Red, Green and Blue’, and many more. http://www.lab-au.com