(exhibition+lecture+performance) EMAF INIT

From 26.04 until 30.04, the EMAF Media Campus INIT (part of the European Media Art Festival) will take place in Osnabrück, featuring in its exhibition the works of the Digital Media students Annika Engelhardt, Bojana Petkovic, Julian Hespenheide, Kevin Mendzies, and Luiz Zanotello.

On 29.04 the event will also hold an Open Stage session, with lectures from the students/alumni David Beermann, Irena Kukric, Lulu Mendelova, Maria Eugênia Araujo, and Timo Johannes; as well as a joint music performance with the student group Christine Brovkina, Dustin Scherman, Felix Fisgus, Keno Westhoff, Kevin Mendzies and Lukas Leck.

Come join us!

EMAF Media Campus INIT
Opening 26. April 2017 at 21:30
27.–30.04.2017, from 14:00
Gallery “hase29”, Hasestr. 29, Osnabrück

Open Stage – Vortragsreihe
29.04.2017, 16:30
Gallery “hase29”, Hasestr. 29, Osnabrück

For further details and for the entire program of the festival, visit:


To read more about the participation of the Digital Media program on EMAF 2017, access:


(award) AppArtAward 2017 (2017-05-07)

zkm writes:

After six successful competitions, we will celebrate the 7th AppArtAward this year. Once again, the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Cyberforum e.V. and their partners are looking for the best artwork in app format.

The AppArtAward is a first, internationally: Since 2011, it has awarded prizes to apps that represent advanced artistic applications – it is rare for global art collections to acquire apps. With the help of apps even fine arts have become mobile. The multi-mediality of this new medium allows to combine various genres: Musicians work in cooperation with visual artists, and fine artists include music and acoustics in their works. Besides artistic aspects, the creative integration and the use of options offered by new technologies are important.

Award Categories 2017:

Prize for Game Art
Prize for Sound Art
Prize for AppARTivism

Artists, designers and developers from all over the world are invited to submit their developments until May 7, 2017. Each award > has prize money of € 10,000.

The award ceremony takes place at ZKM | Karlsruhe, July 7, 2017, at 8 pm.

For further information please visit our website:

(lecture+performance) Salon Digital #4 / Christian Faubel: Subtlety is key – an Attempt for a fundamental critique of the digital metaphor

In this lecture performance I will re-stage an experimental
observation Christiaan Huygens made in the 17th century on the
synchronization of pendulum clocks. I argue that synchronizing
pendulums may serve as a model to explain similar phenomena in
organisms from synchronizing fireflies to finger tapping coordination
and turn taking in human communication. My critique of the digital
metaphor builds upon these synchronization phenomena and I claim that
the Turing machine comes short in explaining the subtle interactions
happening during synchronization. Based on this critique I will start
to elaborate an analogue framework that includes synchronization
phenomena and also has the potential for algorithmic structures.

11.04.2017 18:00 Uhr
Raum 4.15.070 (großer Theorieraum), Speicher XI, Bremen

Organisiert von: Andrea Sick, Ralf Baecker und Dennis Paul


(lecture) OUT Vortragseihe zur Professionalisierung offen für alle Studierende

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Bettina Pelz writes:

Hallo – hier der Überblick zu der Vortragsreihe OUT, die offen ist für
alle Studierenden. Bitte an die Studierenden weiterleiten. Außerdem
gibt Grundlagen-Seminare OUT Basics ( u.a. Preisgestaltung, Rechnung,
KSK) am 26. und 27. Mai, OUT Best Practice am 16. und 17. Juni zum
Thema Fundraising für studentische Projekte und OUT Networking am 28.
und 30. Juni 2017. Interessierte Studierende können sich über Artist
oder über das Campus-Office anmelden. OUT Sprechstunde für
individuelle Beratungen oder die Unterstützung von Arbeitsgruppen und
Projekten ist in der Regel Mittwochnachmittag, bedarf aber immer der
Vereinbarung – entweder per Mail b.pelz@hfk-bremen.de oder
+4942195951262. Viele Grüße von Bettina

(call) Art Residency in Speculative Design (2017-05-14)

Marie du Chastel info@kikk.be writes:

Looking for artists — art residency in speculative design.

Festival, the Goethe Institut and the Cultural Center of Namur are
organizing a residency program in the field of speculative design.
It’s time to question the future, write its possible scenarios and
give them shape.

A 3-week residency program in Namur From September 1 to 22, 2017, two
artists from Germany and Belgium will be testing new technologies on
all machines from the TRAKK Fab Lab with the Fab Lab Manager’s
technical support. They will be working on their project either on
their own or together for 3 weeks and may have the chance to show it
at KIKK Festival 2017. Challenge accepted?

A bursary of 5000 € per head Both of the two artists will be given a
bursary of 5000€ as well as accommodation and a free access to the
TRAKK fab lab and to the workshops of Abattoirs de Bomel / Cultural
Center of Namur.

Send your application by midnight on May 14 Feel free to share this
open call with your contacts and on social networks!


Final Call: Submit your Projects of Summer Semester 2017 for the HEC Sponsorship // DEADLINE EXTENSION //

Dear Students and Teachers of the Bachelor and Master Digital Media Program,

Again we would like to invite you to submit projects for the upcoming round of the HEC sponsorship!

We Invite Projects to be Submitted for this Sponsorship that

  • can be individual projects ( for instance M.A. or B.A. thesis work )
  • can be group projects
  • can be classes or courses of the summer semester
  • can be of any theme or focus ( theoretical, artistic, experimental,
    performative, applied etc. )
  • must be HfK digital media projects or courses ( UNI students may be
    members of such HfK projects or courses, but they can not apply
    individually, nor can UNI projects or UNI courses apply )
  • must be completed no later then the end of the summer semester 2017
    (Sep. 30th)

Some Background

HEC http://www.hec.de/ is a bremen based it-engineering and consulting firm, that sponsors projects and classes of the HfK DM program with up to EUR 1.500,- per semester. The money can be used for any purpose related to the selected project. HEC will not direct or influence content or form of the project. There is a framework of some brief contracts (for IP rights, among other aspects) that get signed by all participants. During the projects/classes there are usually 2 or 3 meetings or presentations where HEC is informed about the progress or results of the projects. They do like to voice their opinion and offer feedback from their particular point of view, but only to stimulate discussion and exchange. HEC hopes to gain fresh impulses, get publicity and find talent. A few people from your program have worked there, or for one of their affiliated companies.

The Selection Process

Dennis and I will pick 4 to 6 projects out of all submitted projects. Some of the criteria we base this first selection on are

  • potential quality of form and content
  • wide range of theme, content and focus within this group of 4 to 6
    projects (this caters a bit to HEC)
  • necessity / need / use of the sponsorship
  • potential likelihood of completion within the semester

We also like aspects such as the use, role or particular perspective on technology within the project, inventiveness is nice but not essential, and also the sustainability (german is better here: Nachhaltigkeit) of the use of the money can be an aspect.

We then submit the selected 4 to 6 projects to the members of our Stuko for approval. Following this, they are presented to HEC. They then choose from this list a project they want to sponsor. They have chosen a wide range of topics in the past. Any good idea has a good chance.

We should have a decision within April. Of course this is tight, as some projects may be started differently, depending on the available budget, but in the past we have seen, that many of you do not even really know what they plan to do during the semester before this point – and at least some of you already know that this call comes around this time, every semester – and hopefully it will continue for many more to come, if HEC continues their generous support.

Your Submission

  • must contain a brief description of the project / class of not more
    then 500 words, covering title, theme / focus, methods, motivations /
    questions, context, goal / outcome (or similar points, should these
    not apply to your project)
  • must contain a rough time plan of milestones / dates / presentations
  • must contain an estimate of how the money would be used
  • must be uploaded (not sent directly) for instance to ownCloud or
    dropbox and a link sent to dennis.paul@hfk-bremen.de and
  • by April 16th 2017 (extended Deadline!)

We are looking looking forward to your submissions.

Dennis and Peter
for the Stuko DM

(joboffer) Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/in Interaction Design / Computervisualistik / PhD (2017-04-18)

Steffi Husslein writes:

Hallo Dennis,

wir schreiben gerade eine Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/in Interaction
Design / Computervisualistik mit dem Ziel der kooperativen Promotion

Vielleicht kennt ihr die passende Kandidatin, die im Interaction
Design bei mir im Studiengang in Kooperation mit Computervisualistik
an der Uni promovieren möchte. Sendet die Anzeige gern an potentielle
Kandidat_inne und an eure Master Absolvent_innen weiter. Geeignete
Kandidatinnen können sich direkt mit mir in Verbindung setzen oder ich
spreche auch gern potentielle PhD Kandidatinnen an.

Ich freue mich, wenn Ihr die Anzeige in eure HS Verteiler aufnehmt.

Unser Projektantrag ist im Rahmen des Projektes „Chancengleichheit
stärken – MINT-Karrieren fördern“ am landesweiten Programm FEM-Power“
bewilligt:-) Die Stelle ist explizit für Frauen, wissenschaftliche
Mitarbeiter_innen. Das Programm möchte junge Wissenschaftler_innen

Kurzversion der Stellenbeschreibung: Am Studiengang Interaction
Design, Institut Industrial Design, Fachbereich IWID der HS
Magdeburg-Stendal in Kooperation mit dem Studiengang
Computervisualistik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg.
Einsendeschluss bis zum 18.4.2017.

Thematik: Forschung und Gestaltung auf dem Gebiet Medical Interaction
– medizinischer Anwendungen, neuer Interaktionsformate und -methoden im medizinischen Raum

Die Stelle im Umfang von 20 h/Woche ist nach dem Teilzeit- und
Befristungsgesetz (TzBfG) bis zum 31.05.2021/ 4 Jahre befristet. Die
Eingruppierung erfolgt in die Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L. Eine Aufstockung
der Stelle in Kooperation mit der Otto-von-Guericke Universität
Magdeburg ist vorbehaltlich der rechtlichen Voraussetzungen in
Planung. ZeitOnline:

Viele Grüße und erste sonnige Tage Steffi Husslein

Steffi Husslein Prof. Interaction Design :: :: :: :: :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: Interaction
Design Group // Magdeburg IWID // Institut Industrial Design

Mobile: +49 (0) 170 481 69 86 Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied
Sciences Breitscheidstrasse 2, Haus 9, 39114 Magdeburg

(exhibition) Jahresausstellung 2017 (777) (2017-07-07)

jan writes:


noch einmal zur Erinnerung, da die konkrete Arbeit bald los geht.

Der Eröffnungs-Termin für die diesjährige Jahresausstellung ist der
07.07.17 (777)

Diesen bitte ich sich zu notieren und bei Überlegungen zu weiteren
Veranstaltung mit einzubeziehen.

Dazu ist natürlich wichtig, dass die Lehrenden Kontakt zu ihren
Absolvent*innen aufnehmen bzw. beibehalten und/oder an mich weiter
vermitteln, damit möglichst viele Absolventen, die zwischen Juli 2016
bis ca. Mai 2017 abgeschlossen haben, daran teilnehmen können.

Soviel dazu. Bis zur nächsten Mail dies bezüglich.

Beste Grüße und eine entspannte Zeit

Jan Charzinski

(thesis) Mathias Lam: Experiments on reproduction of digital identities (2017-03-17)

mathias lam writes:


ich lade euch herzlich zu der Präsentation meiner Masterthesis zum
Thema „Experiments on reproduction of digital identities“ ein. Sie
wird morgen, Freitag den 17.03., um 15 Uhr in Raum 3_10.020

I would like to invite you to the presentation of my master thesis
„Experiments on reproduction of digital identities “. It takes place
tomorrow, friday 17th March at 15:00h in room 3_10.020.

Beste Grüße mathiaslam31

(award) UX Design Awards – Forschung, Prototypen, Visionen (2017-03-31)

idz.de writes:

Ab diesem Jahr haben wir die Awards auch für Kooperationsprojekte und
Konsortien aus Unternehmen und Forschungs- oder Bildungsbereich
geöffnet. Der Wettbewerb zeichnet Produkte und Services, virtuelle und
physische Räume – sowie jetzt auch Prototypen und Konzepte – für
ausgezeichnete Interaktionsqualitäten und ein positives Nutzererlebnis

Auf der IFA erreichen die Awards ein breites, interessiertes
Publikum. Ich würde mich über Euer Interesse sehr freuen. Bei Fragen
stehe ich gerne auch telefonisch zur Verfügung.

— Kurzinfo UX Design Awards 2017

Die UX Design Awards des Internationalen Design Zentrums Berlin zeichnen die besten
nutzerzentrierten Produktlösungen, digitalen Services, Environments
und Konzepte aus. Alle nominierten Einreichungen werden auf der der
IFA, der globalen Messe für Consumer und Home Electronics in Berlin

  • Termine Teilnehmer-Anmeldung bis: 31. März 2017
  • Einreichungsfrist für Wettbewerbsbeiträge: 21. April 2017


Bestowed by the International Design Center Berlin, UX Design Awards honor excellent user experience in electronic devices, digital
solutions, services, environments and concepts. All nominated
solutions are exhibited at IFA, the global show for digital consumer
solutions in Berlin.

  • Timeline Participant Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Submission Deadline: April 21, 2017