IMD _Institute of Media and Design
Guest lectures _WHERE ARE WE NOW?
The IMD is organizing a guest lecture serie, titled: WHERE ARE WE NOW?, which deals with current issues of the Institute's profile like: Media theories, Time-based architectures, Digital design, Parametric construction and fabrication.
Curated by _Prof. Matthias Karch
TIMELINE UPCOMIG LECTURES
09th of November 2017
_Michael Hansmeyer, Vienna
Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer who explores the use of algorithms and computation to generate architectural form. Recent projects include the Sixth Order installation of columns at the Gwangju Design Biennale, the design and fabrication of full-scale 3D printed grotto for the Archilab exhibition, and the Platonic Solids Series.
He is currently a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Previously, he was a visiting professor at Southeast University in Nanjing, and a lecturer in the CAAD group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Prior to this, he worked at Herzog & de Meuron architects and in the consulting and financial industries at McKinsey & Company and J.P. Morgan respectively. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and an MBA degree from INSEAD Fontainebleau.
23th of November 2017
_Eike Langbehn, Hamburg
Eike Langbehn is a doctoral candidate and research associate at the Human-Computer Interaction group at the University of Hamburg since January 2015, where he is working on investigating locomotion user interfaces for virtual reality. Before, he worked as a Unity3D developer at a Hamburg games company. He studied computer science in Oldenburg and Hamburg, always focused on HCI and computer graphics.
His research is focused on perceptually-inspired user interfaces for single and multiple users in virtual reality environments. He is working in the project "Interactive Locomotion User Interfaces (iLUI)" funded by the German Research Foundation focusing on basic research on locomotion and interaction in virtual reality. Particularly, he investigates spatial perception and cognition while real walking in virtual worlds in terms of distance, size and speed estimation. Based on the results, he improves techniques for "redirected walking" by exploiting perceptual limitations and illusions with the goal to enable natural walking in a room-scale virtual reality setup.
30th of November 2017
_Kassandra Nakas, Berlin
Kassandra Nakas holds a PhD in Art History at Freie Universität Berlin and has been teaching at the University of Arts Berlin and Leuphana University Lüneburg. Her research is focused on projects at the intersection of contemporary art and architecture, the mediality of language in architectural practice, concepts of materiality in contemporary cultural theory and gender theory. Recent projects deal with the notion of communication and interaction in SANAA’s work, the impact of digital communication on architecture as a social and discursive practice, and the idea of nature in recent art and architecture. She currently teaches at the Köln International School of Design and at the IMD_Institute of Media and Design.
07th of December 2017
_Tobias Nolte, Berlin
Tobias Nolte is part of the team of the CERTAIN MEASSURES, working in Berlin. CERTAIN MEASSURES is a hypothesis-driven design practice that brings deeper insight to the design of experiences, systems, and spaces using mathematics, new technologies, refined intuition, and restless curiosity. They bring novel projects to life by building new software and hardware, tapping open-source tools, drawing on deep training and expertise in architecture, mathematics, robotics, and computer science, and embracing flexible collaboration with other owners, designers, and experts. They aim to understand, enrich, and transform the human experience of space. They specialize in unique and highly customized experiences, systems, and spaces which produce maximum effect with minimum resources. For almost every project CERTAIN MEASSURES develops custom software or hardware tools. These tools help them to map and dimension a problem clearly before they consider solutions. The tools that CERTAIN MEASSURES have developed also tell the story of their interests and capabilities.
TIMELINE PAST LECTURES
04th of May 2017
_Prof. Ralf Baecker, HBK Bremen
NOISE - SPACE - MATTER
20th of April 2017
_Dr. Manuel Kretzer, HBK Braunschweig
MATERIABILITY _The optimist's guide to the anthropocene
13th of April 2017
_Wolfgang Zurborn, Galerie Lichtblick Cologne
DIE ERFINDUNG DES REALEN
15th of December 2016
_Hannes Hummel, KISD Cologne
6th of December 2016
_Armen Avanessian, Berlin
ARCHITEKTUR UND AKZELERATION
15th of September 2016
_Silvan Oesterle, ETH Zürich
_ROK _Recent projects
6th of April 2016
_Silvan Linden, Büro für Konstruktivismus
_RENDITE UND EWIGKEIT – ZEITKONZEPTE IN DER ARCHITEKTUR
25th of March 2015
_Dr. Ralph Bärtschi _ETH, Zürich
_WORKING WITH THE UR5
11th of February 2015
_Thibault Schwartz _UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, London
_WORKING WITH THE HAL ROBOTIC SOFTWARE
02. of December 2014
_Prof. Fabio Gramazio _ETH, Zürich
_THE ROBOTIC TOUCH - HOW ROBOTS CHANGE ARCHITECTURE
20th of Oktober 2014
_Luka Piscorek _ETH, Zürich
_WORKING WITH UR5-ROBOTS
21th of May 2014
_Jörg Petri _Office UN Studio, Amsterdam
_DESIGN AND CRAFTS
06th of May 2014
_Dr. Markus Hudert _EPFL, Lausanne
_FORM AND CONSTRUCTION
30th of April 2014
_Ragunath Vasudevan _Office Schneider+Schumacher, Frankfurt
23th of April 2014
_Clemens Preisinger _Office Bollinger Grohmann Schneider, Wien
22th of April 2014
_Jorge Méndez with Drew Merkle _Office Zaha Hadid, London