Dr. Silke Liebrecht-Rüsing
Dr. Silke Liebrecht-Rüsing, born in Hildesheim in 1969. She studied dentistry in Cologne from 1989 to 1995 and did a PhD in prosthetics (adhesive bridges). From 1995 to 2008 she was a research assistant (from 1996 senior physician) at the dental clinic of the University of Cologne. Her responsibilities included teaching, scholarship, and clinical treatment of patients. Her practice areas included extensive prosthetic treatment of patients with implant-supported prostheses and treatment of patients with temporomandibular joint disorders. Since 2008 she works as a dentist in a dental practice in Cologne.
Axel Steinkuhle (born 1974) studied Design (1996 – 2002) at Köln International School of Design. He worked as a project manager at Multimedia-Agentur CUTUP, being responsible for development of new internet applications and streaming formats. At FEEDMEE Design in Cologne, he and his team developed an international internet portal for children’s video clips as well as the children’s website from WDR-Klangkörper.
Axel Steinkuhle worked as a freelancer on a large number of media art projects (e.g. Datenstrudel and [raucherKINO]) and the experimental motion pictures are of great personal interest for him. He was leading the Interaction Design department within the Product Design group at Deutsche Telekom for future products. Today he works on the conception of future experiences at T-Gallery.
German musician. Born in 1953. He was a member of two bands in 70’s: Stellair overdrive, Zeltingerband (1979). From 1980 played in Triumvirat. Solo together with Conny Plank: “Schlager” (1983), “Wahoo, ne,” “Liebeslieder” (1984). From 1992, several albums were recorded with the band from Cologne LSE, as well as numerous music clips among other things, for many “crime scenes,” “Schimanski”, “Das Wunder von “, ” Untergang der Pamir” and “Berlin 36″.
Alexander Speckmann (29) graduated as a mechanical engineer at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and works as a scientific coworker in various research and development projects. He is one of the founders of the Dingfabrik and very interested in generative manufacturing, so called 3D printing.
Cologne based Alex Ketzer (born 1982) is a designer and art director with an obsession
for printed matter and typography. He loves to give heart and soul to blank pages in books and magazines with good typefaces, great pictures and gripping whitespace. He also works in the fields of curating art and music for several projects and labels as well as lecturer in typography at the Akadamie für Kommunikationsdesign Köln.
Dr.-Ing. Christian Faubel
Researcher and Artist
Christian Faubel is a researcher and artist interested in autonomous behavior and how it may emerge out of the interaction of very simple systems. In his artistic work he experiments with minimal low-level electronics and simple robots that generate patterns. Since 2001 participation in several media-art festivals with robotic-installations and workshops. He currently works at the laboratory for experimental computer science at the academy of media arts cologne.
Marcel Odenbach is known as one of the most important video artists in Germany and one of the first video pioneers in Europe. He was born there in 1953. In his youth, Odenbach studied art history, architecture and semiotics. Since the mid 70s Odenbach has created tapes, drawings, performances and installations.
Marcel Odenbach won the First Marler Video Art Award in 1984 and the Grand Prize at the Locarno Video Festival in the same year. He remains on the forefront of new progression in film and video art making films even into the mid 1990′s. Odenbach was a Professor at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, at Academy of Media Arts Cologne and since 2010 he is a Professor at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Odenbach’s videotapes and exhibits have been shown throughout the world, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. His one-person exhibitions include such places as the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Kölnishcher Kunstverein in Cologne, Germany and The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He is still living and resides in Cologne, Germany.
Prof. Jenz Großhans
Jenz Großhans completed an apprenticeship as chef, studied computer science and worked as a motor mechanic. He directed a restaurant and a leasing garage and worked in numerous occupational areas.
He studied product design and for several terms visual communication at Schwäbisch Gmünd. Sinde 1990 he directs together with his wife Dipl.Des. Miriam Arsad a design office. Main focus of his office is communication (visual appearances, print media, internet) and 3D-area (stands, interior, products) was well as long term conceptional consulting. Often integrated into a circle of different experts such as lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers or doctors, there are worked out concepts for the development of technologies, structures or locations for companies, municipalities and institutions. Jenz Großhans has leaded numerous seminars and trainings for companies and unions until he offered the first project at the Köln International School of Design in 1999.
Dr. med. Roman Hahlbrock
Artist and Assistant Doctor
Dr. med. Roman Hahlbrock (born 1981 in Saarbrücken) studied medicine 2002 -2008 in Budapest and Ulm. 2011 got his medical doctor from Prof. Dr. Dr. Manfred Spitzer on the human reward system with the help of functional magnetic resonance imaging. Since 2009 Roman Hahlbrock studies audiovisual media at the Academy of Media Arts.
Hans Sachs studied architecture in Karlsruhe and San Sebastian, Spain. During and after his studies he worked for well-known architects in Australia, Ghana and Germany. After his diploma project ‘The Cone -interactive architecture for Burning Man 2007’ he co-founded the responsive design studio. In addition he held research and teaching assistant positions at the ‘ifib – Institut für industrielle Bauproduktion’ at the ‘KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’ and ‘CIAD – Cologne Institute for Architectural Design’ where he established a laboratory for digital design and production under the direction of Prof. Oliver Fritz. Additionally he co-founded the Cologne-based network ‘DIYDA – Do It yourself Design & Architecture’ and was involved in setting up the first Cologne FabLab ‘Dingfabrik e.V.’. While his teaching refers to advanced Architectural Geometry and Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing in his practice he focuses on interaction between architecture and design objects with its users and the integration of material property, manufacturing and customer input data into the design process.
David Hahlbrock, born in 1980 in Koblenz, is a freelance artist. Concluded his studies in audiovisual media at the Academy of Media Arts in 2010 and from the year 2000 until 2005 studied history of art at the Technical University Berlin. Since 2012 he lectures at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Lab III, Experimental Informatics as art and science researcher.
Larua Popplow is teaching Interactive Media Design at the department of design and art of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. Key aspects in her work are Locative Media, Participatory Design and Sustainability. She prefers to work transdisciplinary and collectively. Her project FUNGUTOPIA is an experiment to work with fungi in design and architecture both as an utopian idea for future scenarios as well as a sustainable building material.
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