For whatever reason I usually end up building strange control interfaces or combining
technologies that officially don't seem to fit together. Examples include controlling
the throttle of a racing car through a DMX light board, open fridge doors with windscreen
wiper motors (triggered by calling a dedicated phone number) or sending people an
SMS when they leave a building.
- Mobile Explorer
- A GPS-based software platform
(server system and client applications for iPhone and Windows Mobile) for location
aware delivery of multimedia content.
- Flink - A social networking system for the Doc/Fest documentary film festival in Sheffield (UK). Among
other things, the system allows people to exchange 'virtual business cards' by swiping
their RFID delegate passes at dedicated consoles.
Fountain in Barleben - I wrote the software for a fountain which, apart from controlling
water pumps, required to run "light waves" over about 160 custom-made glass
light-blocks in the pavement. Probably the largest Max/MSP controlled object in the world.
- The Truth is Catching - An RFID-based augmented reality game developed for Doc/Fest documentary film festival
in Sheffield (UK). All delegates received an RFID card that allowed them to take
part in the game using
consoles that were spread all over the festival area.
- GfZK-3 - This is a project realized in 2008 for the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig that explored possibilities
to use SMS messages to access information in an exhibition. While being at the museum
you can 'bookmark' things that interest you and once back at home you log into a
website and can view the bookmarked information (texts, videos...).
- Staalplaat Soundsystem
- I have been involved with Staalplaat Soundsystem since 2003 when they were asked
by European Media Art Festival
in Osnabrück to make an installation that people could interact with using
their mobile phones. Since that time we've done several installations using GSM
modems and DMX to control our 'instruments'.
- Timelines - A RFID
based tracking system that allows people attending a conference or similar meetings
to find other people they share interests and ideas with. My job was to write software
that receives the raw data from RFID readers and calculate the user's location inside
a bulding. The system also sends out SMS to the users.
An updated version for b.tween08
in Manchester (UK) included a public chat system
that could also be used by sending SMS from any mobile phone.
- Babylove - Drive around in oversized
teacups... until the singing babies drive you crazy. My job here was to make the
babies sing (they have MacMini computers with Max/MSP inside) and to coordinate
the overall signal flow between teacups, babies, a user console and two servers.
- radiosimulator - A
German-Polish radio project.
- Radio Copernicus - This was
a 6 month project in 2005 which involved touring with a complete radio station (studio,
crew, our own FM transmitter..) through Germany and Poland, making 6 hours of life
program every day.
Brunke - A literature / streaming project involving audio livestreams from 6
locations in Germany and Austria and two networked sound installations in Berlin.
If you think you could need my input on a project you're working on,
contact me. My skills include (low-level) programming in C (and various
of its dialects), PHP and other web stuff as well as electronic and mechanics knowledge
to build complex control systems and hardware for user interaction.
Private activities include panoramic
photography (using ready-made and home-built panoramic cameras) among other