Back in 2015, Jessica Broscheit, Hannes Sieg and myself created a tumblr blog to collect thoughts on urban storytelling, data driven narratives and visualisation of urban data, digital and tangible designs as well as art installations in urban spaces. All this related to research into data driven storytelling, open government data, knowledge discovery in databases (KDD), rapid prototyping and design thinking. Some of the work led to projects such as How Will We Breath Tomorrow, a workshop led by Jessica […]
In May 2017 I will join “The Artist Entrepreneur” residency program in Oslo as a mentor and once again work with famous new media artist Jeremy Bailey. We collaborated before, when I joined him in Hamburg as a mentor during the Lean Artist accelerator program in 2016. The PRAKSIS residency will take place from 21 May to 21 June 2017. “PRAKSIS, Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS) and The Moving Museum are delighted to work with artist Jeremy Bailey(CA) to develop PRAKSIS’s summer 2017 residency The Artist […]
During A/D/A Hamburg I joined new media artist Jeremy Bailey as a mentor for his 3 day Lean Artist seed accelerator workshop. It basically was a boot camp based on design thinking and lean startup principles to create culturally disruptive startups. On the first day I joined the selected group of 10 international artists with a cynical review of the worldwide startup economy to promote a more creative approach to generating relevant startup ideas. Jeremy kicked the event off with an accelerated […]
As mentioned before, Jessica Broscheit is conducting a workshop about air quality and urban data at the Creative Space for Technical Innovations at Hamburg’s University of Applied Sciences. It’s called “How Will We Breathe Tomorrow” and is part of the A/D/A Hamburg 2016, a conference about future utopias for today’s urban citizen. During the workshop people can learn about government efforts to collect and share air quality data in open government data platforms and develop their own air quality monitoring device to experiment […]
Check out Lean Artist – The World’s First Seed Accelerator For Artists. The Seed Accelerator will invest 3000€ in 10 artists to create culturally disruptive startups. The Accelerator is lead by Toronto based New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey, whose work is on exhibition Tate Liverpool, Transmediale Berlin, and Balice Hertling in Paris among others. The first cohort will start August 26-28 2016 as is part of the A/D/A Hamburg 2016, a conference about future utopias for today’s urban citizen. I was asked to join […]
While in Miami during December 2015, I visited the city’s business improvement district Wynwood. It is an old industrial and warehouse district that was transformed over the past years into a colorful and vibrant neighborhood just north of downtown Miami. The walls in the area have been designed with huge graffiti paintings by artists from all over the world, making it a truly unique place to visit with lots of hipster bars and coffee shops, serving cold drip and the like. […]
During my latest trip to New York, I went up to the One World Observatory at One World Trade Center. While waiting in line, I looked up and took this shot with my iPhone. Among an amazing view to start the day, I enjoyed a few other of my favourite perks walking around town.
The artists of rAndom International created a pretty impressive “rain room” at London’s Barbican arts center in 2012, incorporating 3d tracking cameras and a water management system to keep any visitor dry while walking through the rain. “Rain Room is a hundred square metre field of falling water through which it is possible to walk, trusting that a path can be navigated, without being drenched in the process. As you progress through the space the sound of water and a suggestion […]
urban-storytelling: Urban Storytelling – stories for us by us I am working on topics surrounding urban storytelling in a research group. Any insights and actual research cases will be posted on urban-storytelling.com in the future.
I just started reading two books by Richard Florida, an urban studies theorist focusing on social and economic changes within urban areas. His proclamation of an elite creative class in his 2002 title “The Rise of the Creative Class” might be a controversial one, but Richard Florida is willing to discuss many of the issues people are having with his theory. For anyone interested, there also is a book called “Weird City” discussing Florida’s influence on urban planning. I am currently […]