Hygiene Rules


  • Maintain a distance of at least 1.5 meters to all people at all times.
  • Starting October 1st a mask covering the mouth and nose must be worn whenever you go anywhere inside the HfK. It may not be removed until you have reached the workstation. If sufficient reason exists, masks must also be worn during events.
  • Washing your hands thoroughly and on a regular basis.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.
  • Stay at home, if you feel sick or have flu-like symptoms.
  • All HfK buildings, facilities, events, and premises are smoke-free areas.
  • Preparation of food and beverages at HfK facilities and in HfK spaces by students and faculty alike is not allowed.
  • Further hygiene rules may apply to individual areas and will be displayed.

expert from HfK website; Current information concerning the coronavirus outbreak, please visit website for further information.


  • Work in your dedicated room: SoFM / Group to Room Allocation
  • Each participant gets her/his own desk. Please stay primarily at your desk. Make sure the distance between the tables is 1.5 meter.
  • In case this distance can’t be maintained wear a face mask covering nose and mouth.

see SoFM Hygienekonzept for further information.


The School of Funny Machines (SoFM) is a one week assessment camp ( workshop IRL ) to explore and validate the humoristic potential of all forms of machines and automata. Subjects of research include kinetic machines, digital dadaism, absurd logic, slapstick mechatronics, paranoid androids™, expressive turing machines, neurotic gadgets, drunken deep learning, pataphysical clockworks and divisions by zero.

The workshop will take place during the lecture free period in late september. We are very optimistic that by this time of the year we have faced and passed the worst of the pandemic and will be able to meet in person in a physical space to have a one week of intense thinking, making, discussing, problem solving and laughing.

The workshop is open to all Master and Bachelor students of the Digital Media Program. The number of particiapants is limited to a maximum of 15 students. Depending on the demand students from other programs ( Integrated Design, Fine Art and Music ) will be eligible for participation, too.

  • scheduled date of the workshop: MON 2020-09-28 – SUN 2020-10-04 ( full day )
  • final presentation and/or exhibition: beginning of the winter semester
  • all dates are subject to change due to measures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

Visit School of Funny Machines @ DM Blogs for further information.