An inspiring project with six exceptional technical producers and designers from WDR Broadcasting. We had the chance to see virtual set technology in Warsaw, Bratislawa, London, Bergen, Madrid, and many other beautiful places in Europe.
After weeks of research we wrote the report Virtual set design and virtual TV studio technologies – several hundred pages long.
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extreme theory congress 2003-2004
For almost a year I had the privilege to work with a board of the most inspiring people on a concept for an extreme theory congress.
Our idea was not to find answers or to assign the discourses to appropriate faculties, but to enable the experience that in different and disparate fields questions of contemporary subjectivity are negotiated in ways that might produce recognition of neighbourhood. This sort of dispute about acute questions of our times formulated our idea of a socio-political discourse. We wanted to initiate a discourse, which brings together arts, theory, and politics and gives enough room to question scientists and artists about their views on future social structures.
The full title of the dissertation is IMAGING SCIENCE: Integrative Audiovisualistik – Diskussionsgrundlage, Fragen-/Aufgabenstellung und Lehrinhalte für einen postgraduierten Studiengang zur Erforschung, Entwicklung und Anwendung von audiovisuellen, computergestützten Medien.
A year earlier I had heard an exciting talk by Howard Rheingold at the Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria about how Wired Magazine was to go online. This talk made me wanting to work with them and be part of the next step. HotWired was the first commercial web magazine, launched on October 27, 1994. Although it was part of Wired Ventures, HotWired was a separate entity from Wired, the print magazine, and had original content.
Coming from a motion design background the speed or more precisely the slowness of the web back then made it very difficult for me to adapt. No more motion graphics but silent slide shows - nothing audiovisual.
But it was tremendously inspiring to be in the HotWired offices, and to meet all their incredibly brilliant staff. Thanks to Barbara Kuhr for all her awesome inspiration!