Life Is Good For Now

Life Is Good For Now (2015)

The project offers a speculative view on a Switzerland that decided to realize the right for informational self-determination. In four scenarios that are narrated through objects and speech from the perspectives of inhabitants of that world the cultural potential and consequences of Big Data in the context of medicine, property and literature are exemplified.

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New Needs in an Augmented World (2011)

The objects Dromolux, Optocoupler and Introspectre explore the future world of “digital natives”: the generation growing up with 21st century modern technology. It is visualized how information technology not only provides increasing power and knowledge, but also leads to unforeseen changes in traits, social interactions and self-conceptions.


EUR/CHF (2011)

The project is a real-time visualization of the exchange rate between Euro and the Swiss Franc. It was shown as a contribution to the media facade event at the Manor warehouse in Basle in 2011.

Figure 1:  By connectinc speaker cylinders to the tracks an audio repository is made audible

Open Circuit (2006-2011)

A silent labyrinth created out of open copper trails on the floor carries the electrical signals of a multichannel sound repository. By putting wireless speaker-cylinders on them, the carried sound layers can become audible and the interpretation by the visitors gets possible.

Figure 1: A traveller is submitting a saliva probe after return from an overseas country

Gene Collect (2010)

The goal of this speculative project series is the embedding of recent developments in biology and informatics into conceptual future scenarios. The methods of the field have been analysed in collaboration with system biologists of Imperial College London.


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The B1/B2 Manifesto: Refining Dichotomies in Post-utopian Design Research (Article 2018)

An essay contributed the SDN Unfrozen Reader on the recent politicization of Speculative and Critical Design and the emergence of Transition Design.


Next Nature. The Post-Naturalist Wunderkammer (Article, 2017)

A critical review of Next Nature Network for the FORM magazine.

The Design Interactions studio at the RCA

Design Interactions alumni list

Listing the alumni of the former Design Interactions programme at the RCA in London.

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Narrative World Constructions (Article, 2016)

An overview article about speculative design in the context of energy.

basil.js (Software, 2012 – today)

basil.js is an open-source JavaScript scripting library that brings the spirit of Processing to Adobe InDesign. A project of the Visual Communication Institute in Basel.

Figure 1: Information technologies are mapped according to psychoactive effects

The Map of Psychoactive Information (Poster, 2011)

A research map that illustrates how information can have unforeseen, psychoactive effects. Part of the “New Needs in an Augmented World” project.

Exkursionen ins Undingliche

The Romantic Interface
(Article, 2009)

Article about the “Romantic Interface” in the book “Code+Material: Exkursionen ins Undingliche” edited by Georg Trogemann (KHM).


Visually Intelligent Machines (Article, 2009)

I have two articles in the #01 issue of the offtopic magazine. The overall theme was “Aufräumen” (clearing up). My contributions are discussing “Human Computation” in an interview with Severin Hacker from Carnegie Mellon University and a comment about visually intelligent machines.

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Cognition On The Edge (Monography, 2008)

Release of the book about the CubeBrowser object. This publication covers the theory of distributed cognition and puts it in a relation to tangible interfaces.




Panel Chair at DGTF Summit

2018 November, Karlsruhe / Germany

‘Under Pressure’ at Q21

2018 September, Vienna / Austria

Keynote at Plan D Conference

2018 September, Zagreb / Croatia

Constructed Realities

2018 June, Basel / Switzerland

Critical by Design?

2018 May, Basel / Switzerland

Lecture at RIXC Festival

2017 October, Riga / Latvia

Artist talk at NODE ’17

2017 June, Frankfurt / Germany

Exhibition at HEK

2016 April, Basel / Switzerland

Keynote at SDN Unfrozen

2016 January, Interlaken / Switzerland

Poetics and Politics of Data at HEK

2015 May – August, Basel / Switzerland

2015 November – 2016 March, Pfäffikon / Zürich

Lecture at Humboldt Universität

2015 April, Berlin / Germany

HCII 2014

2014 July, Crete / Greece


2014 April, Belgrade / Serbia

Workshop at ZHdK

2014 January, Zurich / Switzerland

Synthesize Conference

2013 September, Basel / Switzerland

New Talents Biennale

2012 May, Köln / Germany

Carrefour des Possible

2011 December, Mulhouse / France

MANOR video wall

2011 December, Basel / Switzerland

Lodz Design 2011

2011 October, Lodz / Poland

FILE Festival

2011 July – August, Sao Paulo / Brazil

HCI International

2011 July, Orlando / USA

FILE Games

2011 April – May, Rio de Janeiro / Brazil

Exhibition at MU

2010 November – 2011 January, Eindhoven / UK

DAAD stipend

2010 October

Exhibition at Arnolfini

2010 September – November, Bristol / UK

Performance at Barbican

2010 March, London / UK

f/stop festival

2009 July, Leipzig / Germany

Sigchi 2009

2009 April, Boston / USA

technarte conference

2009 April, Bilbao / Spain

Linux Audio Conference

2009 March, Köln / Germany

testlab @ v2_

2009 January, Rotterdam / Netherlands

Yahoo! Design Expo

2007 July, Sunnyvale / USA

Residency at Hong Kong University

2007 April, Hong Kong / China

MakeArt Festival

2007 February, Poitiers / France

Linux Audio Conference

2007 February, Berlin / Germany