Consultant @ University of Applied Sciences Salzburg

Developing a master program Multi Media Art
June 30th, 2008

Karin Mairitsch, head of Multi Media Art faculty at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, Austria, invited me to join a team of 20 experts to help developing a new graduate program.

In addition to students and members of the faculty five consultants were hired to support this effort: Dr. habil. Frank Hartmann, Alexander Kohlhofer, David Muth, Michel Schütz and me. In an open and creative atmosphere ideas for an exceptional new design program evolved. The project will continue throughout 2008.

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On sound design and design disharmonies, playing the drums and broker

Interview in RAKETE 03
June 24th, 2008

The visionary poster design magazine RAKETE featured an interview with me in its third issue.

We started by talking about synaesthisia and went off to consider software with which brokers can actually hear the development on the stockmarkets. RAKETE magazine was a project by students from the University of Applied Sciences' design faculty in Düsseldorf.

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Interview in PAGE 07/08

On Visual Music
June 2nd, 2008

Gave my friend Judith Mair an extended interview for the well-known German design magazine PAGE June issue. We talked about the relationship between audio and visuals - and all the possibilities if it is revised and equal.

Two of my students - Maurice Braun / Instituite For Music And Media and Nina Juric / Baden-Württemberg Film Academy - were also featured in this article.

Read the full article [German].

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Cover artwork for "Snow Mud Rain"

Published by erstwhile records, New York
March 23rd and 24th, 2007

Designed the cover for R/S ONE: Snow Mud Rain while Peter Rehberg (Pita) and Marcus Schmickler were in Marcus' studio redcording.

R/S ONE is the first cooperation between electronic music composers Peter Rehberg (Pita) and Marcus Schmickler. The cover is supposed to show the silhouettes of both musicians.

Via a-musik: "Peter Rehberg (computer); Marcus Schmickler (digital synthesizer, computer). Peter Rehberg (Pita) and Marcus Schmickler have been two of the leaders in the electronic revolution of the last fifteen years, both on their own and in collaboration with others. One (Snow Mud Rain) is the first duo CD from these two long-time friends and associates. Rehberg and Schmickler met up in March 2007, in Schmickler's Piethopraxis studio in Cologne, for two days of recordings. Despite having barely worked together as a duo previously, the results were so successful that after two days, the record was basically completed. This is obvious when listening to the finished product, as a rawness and energy that hearkens back to the explosive power of early Mego bursts from the speakers, further enhanced by the remarkable density and clarity of the recording."

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Observing with all senses

Motion Graphics: Application and Criteria
August 2007

My essay Motion Graphics: Application and Criteria was published in the Festschrift-booklet Beobachten mit allen Sinnen: Grenzverwischungen, Formkatastrophen und emotionale Driften- Eine Festschrift für Bernd Scheffer (Münchener Studien zur literarischen Kultur in Deutschland) [Observing with all senses].

The booklet honored Bernd Scheffer, Professor for New German Literature at Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität, Munich and his influences and impulses given to media-theoretical thesis in contemporary media studies.

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Analog collages

For brand eins magazine
May 17th, 2007

Contributed analog collages for the Abzocke leicht gemacht [Easy rip-off] article in the June print issue of the high profile economy magazine brand eins.

Article with the illustrations (PDF).

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Reduction | Interaction | Motion picture

Considerations in basic design in multimedia context
November 29th, 2006

My text Pictures in motion - Motion Graphics: Applications and Criteria was published in Reduction | Interaction | Motion picture - considerations in basic design in multimedia context.

The publication provides an insight into the fundamentals of visual communication. It is intended to serve as a theoretical basis for basic design education, which integrates contemporary multimedia expressions and their effects.

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Dollhouse

Inspired by Cut hands has the solution
August 23rd until 27th, 2006

Contributed my sculpture WH to the Hi Fans! exhibition at the c/o pop festival in Cologne. The design studio FRAM curated the exhibition and invited artists from all fields to come up with a visualization of their fandom.

Photos © Manu Burghart

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Analog collages

For ZDI brochures
May 8th, 2006

Inspired by my illustrations for the high profile economy magazine brand eins ZDI Industrieverbund asked me to contribute collages for two of their annual brochures.

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Interview in DE:BUG 96

About the Institute For Music And Media
Januar 2006

Gave my schoolmate and friend Vicky Tiegelkamp / playframe an interview for the German music magazine DE:BUG.

We talked about my new post at the Institute For Music And Media in Duesseldorf and their diploma program Audio and Video Engineering. To appoint a professorship at a University for Music to a communication designer is exceptional - if not unique. The students I work with are all musicians.

Read the full article [German].

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