Category Archives: Interactive

Workshop: “The Future(s) of the Atlas” (Leipzig)

My work throughout the past years has involved researching current trends as well as the long history of information visualisation. This research focus has led me to peek into a variety of professional and scientific disciplines. Coming from an art history background myself,

Workshop: “The Future(s) of the Atlas” (Leipzig)

My work throughout the past years has involved researching current trends as well as the long history of information visualisation. This research focus has led me to peek into a variety of professional and scientific disciplines. Coming from an art history background myself,

Article: “Ephemeral city” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Urban cartography has long been an authoritative matter: companies or authorities invested time, energy and money in researching the data and information to be published in city maps. The wide use of mobile internet is about to change this set-up

Article: “Ephemeral city” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Urban cartography has long been an authoritative matter: companies or authorities invested time, energy and money in researching the data and information to be published in city maps. The wide use of mobile internet is about to change this set-up

Jury member: “Information is Beautiful Awards” (London)

I felt honoured to be part of the jury of this year’s “Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards”. The awards’ winners were announced last night in London, and I regret very much that I couldn’t make it to London as the

Jury member: “Information is Beautiful Awards” (London)

I felt honoured to be part of the jury of this year’s “Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards”. The awards’ winners were announced last night in London, and I regret very much that I couldn’t make it to London as the

Article: “Digital archives” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Almost 44 million objects. That’s how many digitised objects are available through the grand European digital library Europeana today. The digitisation of our cultural heritage is an almost mythical project which has been going on for about 15 years now.

Article: “Digital archives” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Almost 44 million objects. That’s how many digitised objects are available through the grand European digital library Europeana today. The digitisation of our cultural heritage is an almost mythical project which has been going on for about 15 years now.

Talk: “Bigger! Smarter! Better?” (Köln)

The Rheinische Fachhochschule in Cologne, one of the oldest of its kind in Germany, invited me to talk as part of their series of guest lectures on the theme of “Big Data” last week. As I mentioned earlier, what really keeps me occupied

Talk: “Bigger! Smarter! Better?” (Köln)

The Rheinische Fachhochschule in Cologne, one of the oldest of its kind in Germany, invited me to talk as part of their series of guest lectures on the theme of “Big Data” last week. As I mentioned earlier, what really keeps me occupied

Exhibition: “Micropia” (Amsterdam)

Together with Berlin-based ART+COM studios, we had the great opportunity to create several media installations for an exhibition which I thought had a genial concept: MICROPIA. Conceived as a permanent show within the zoo in Amsterdam, it presents knowledge about animals whom we share our lives with but never see – microbes.

Exhibition: “Micropia” (Amsterdam)

Together with Berlin-based ART+COM studios, we had the great opportunity to create several media installations for an exhibition which I thought had a genial concept: MICROPIA. Conceived as a permanent show within the zoo in Amsterdam, it presents knowledge about animals whom we share our lives with but never see – microbes.

Interview Jer Thorp: “Let the data speak”

For a few years now, Canadian-born Jer Thorp has been working on the forefront of data visualisation, creating ever new ways to interact with vast data sets. Operating under the title of a “data artist”, Jer has recently teamed up

Interview Jer Thorp: “Let the data speak”

For a few years now, Canadian-born Jer Thorp has been working on the forefront of data visualisation, creating ever new ways to interact with vast data sets. Operating under the title of a “data artist”, Jer has recently teamed up

Inspiration: Interactive network graph from MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is a fascinating brand name in the museum world. Since it was founded in 1929, the institution’s goal was not only to show what’s happening in contemporary art, but also to shape

Inspiration: Interactive network graph from MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is a fascinating brand name in the museum world. Since it was founded in 1929, the institution’s goal was not only to show what’s happening in contemporary art, but also to shape

Inspiration: Google chrome experiment “OZ”

In their quest to explore opportunities arising from the latest web technologies, Google has released a new experiment for their webbrowser Chrome: “FIND YOUR WAY TO OZ”. Google has teamed up with Disney to create an interactive online mini-adventure promoting

Inspiration: Google chrome experiment “OZ”

In their quest to explore opportunities arising from the latest web technologies, Google has released a new experiment for their webbrowser Chrome: “FIND YOUR WAY TO OZ”. Google has teamed up with Disney to create an interactive online mini-adventure promoting

Inspiration: “Onezoom” tree of life

So, as everyone talks about big data and everyone’s putting together large structured databases: How do you actually USE this abundance of information? How do you MAKE SENSE of it? Over the past few years, biologists and evolution theorists have

Inspiration: “Onezoom” tree of life

So, as everyone talks about big data and everyone’s putting together large structured databases: How do you actually USE this abundance of information? How do you MAKE SENSE of it? Over the past few years, biologists and evolution theorists have