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Karaoke Discourse

2020 | Event formats Karaoke Discourse is a collective of research-based designers creating discourse through design. Together (Ward Goes, Arvid&Marie, Maxime Benvenuto and Cream on Chrome) they experiment with interactive online/offline events relating to themes and issues in public debate and build a platform to discuss the discursive and speculative side of design. 2020 –

Greenbox Barista

2020 | Machine How do you like your coffee to be made? In an increasingly automated world, people are less and less in touch with the inner workings of their devices, may they be smart phones, self driving cars – or coffee machines. But is convenience really all that we strive for when interacting with

Newsslider

2021 | Research tool Newsslider is a tool for journalists and researchers to smartly navigate archive material in order to arrive at new cultural-historic insights. How did the associations and tone of reporting about global warming change over time and what can we learn from it? As a smart interface Newsslider identifies and allows to

Living Infrastructure

2017 | Performative presentation Mycorrhizal networks are mutually beneficial symbioses between plant roots and certain types of fungi – forming a complex communication infrastructure for the exchange of both information and nutrients. Living Infrastructure proposes to merge our electricity and internet infrastructure underground with existing mycorrhizal networks to form a new symbiosis – to turn

Within Touching Distance

2018 | Spatial installation How close do we feel to the digital tools that surround us? Most often the digital layer of smart homes remains invisibly in the background – impalpable and distant. How would they have to be designed in order to become truly engaging? In the installation ‘Within Touching Distance’, visitors are cared

Sensory Washi

2019 | Conductive material As Artists in Residence in Shimane (Japan), designer Jonas Althaus tied in with the 1500 year old UNESCO cultural heritage of sekishu washi paper making. How to deal with such craft heritage today – conserve or update? In Japanese architecture, handmade paper was once widely used (to build paper walls shoji,

Proxies on Trial

2020 | Court performance Complex systems like stock markets and multinational companies have become so hard to grasp, it is almost as if they act as autonomous entities beyond our human control. Would using an object as a placeholder help get a better grip on these abstract topics and add a fresh perspective in the

Basic Income Café

2019 | Café Installation The idea of an unconditional basic income (UBI), is an increasingly prominent topic in progressive economics. This complex idea is often understood in a rather simplistic scenario where every citizen receives a guaranteed monthly income, hopefully enough to live by, with no questions asked. But basic income is not basic income!

Augmented Mundanity OS

2018 | Physical interfaces Set up as an interactive installation, the Augmented Mundanity OS offers an alternative approach to common digital interfaces by allowing the citizen-user to directly take action on digital processes i.e, clearing one’s cache and cookies when wiping the screen with a cloth, switching to TOR browser for anonymous web browsing as

4-D News

2019 | Newsroom installation What if we understood history not as a linear story, but as one of versions, loops and profound correlations? Which alternative media formats are required to counterbalance today’s news feeds that only display content in the light of recent events, making the journalistic landscape easy prey to polemical spin? 4-D News