• on/off

    On/off tries to give you the possibility to control your routers WiFi-signal. Routers are usually stored somewhere out of sight and no one really makes the afford to figure out the meaning of the blinking buttons. My approach was therefore to provide the affordance to switch on and off the wifi wittingly. This meant to give an access point a surface that people would not want to hide and provide it with a switch which is pleasant to use. | december 2014
  • reversing memoir – floppy cam

    The separation of photography and analogue film has led to increasingly unmanageable load of pictures. Often it is not the aim to make one good picture, but to take many to select the best of them. Snapshots are sorted out. Faults or undesirable things can be retouched easily afterwards. The digital picture is slowly losing the quality of capturing a moment. Floppy Cam does not save on flash drive but is using a standard floppy disc. The limited storage space is forcing a concious choice of motives. The floppy disc is storing just a single unchanged picture and therefore keeps the moment. Through this process and the engagement the picture gains a meta layer; the moment of the unexpected returns. | july 2014
  • reversing memoir – floppy projector

    Digital photography made it possible to carry around hundreds of pictures in your pocket. Therwa amount of these images however makes it increasingly hard to appreciate each. Quite the different is true for the more and more forgotten slide. These were explicitly made for presentation and exhibiting them. Through choosing the pictures and the immediacy of the collective viewing every picture is gaining more attention. reversing memoir is aiming to make the 1,44 MB floppy disc the digital equivalent of the slide Each single picture is reconnected to a physical object to interact with. The viewers leave their passive role. By viewing them together and giving them a connection and context, another layer is added to the pictures. | july 2014
  • saving Narcissus

    saving Narcissus is an interactive installation or piece of furniture, which aims to save us from our narcissistic affections. The initial point of this work is the Greek myth of Echo and Narcissus. In this myth the youngling Narcissus is cursed with insatiable self-love. In consequence he falls in love with with his own mirror image while drinking from a small creek. He cannot break away from his reflection, although he realizes, that he is gazing at himself. Finally he dies on the creeks bank in front of his mirror image. Like in this myth, the mirror has been a strong symbol through all cultures. It stands both for vanity and self-awareness. On this basis the mirror or the time spent in front of a mirror is an indicator for the self-love or narcissism of the beholder. The own image gets manipulated as long as it fulfills the own standards. In the digital world this phenomena can be seen as well. Here the mirror is replaced by a camera. The approach of saving Narcissus xis to save us from the narcism that is dozing in everyone of us and draw attention towards it. One of the key stages of the myth is, when Narcissus is recognizing himself and his tear are blurring the mirror image. Saving Narcissus is picking up this moment and s reversing it. The mirror is blurring to forward the self-awareness. The glance of the beholder is taken by a webcam in the mirror. If the beholder is is biding to long in front of his reflection , the mirror starts to fog up, similar to the blurred creek. The beholders eyes get blackened out by a band of water. Through the fogging also the part of the self-awareness in the myth gets readable in the mirror. The mirror image gets blurred and the beholder, quasi Narcissus, is save from himself. actor: Dominic Eulenfeld | februar 2014
  • class resistance

    class resistance was a one-week project about measuring our class at the university. By hitting the button the device measures the electrical resistance between the two copper elektrodes. The result is displayed on the LCD. The device is working with the new unit Moulin, called after Jean Moulin, who tried to unite the loose groups of the Résistance in the occupied France. In reference to other measuring devices which work with the body impedance, I claim, that the psycholagical resistance is related to the electrical resistance of the body. For the measurement itself all people of the class took their hands and the resistance through the class was measured. | octobe 2013
  • cut

    cut is a battery powered low-budget laser etch‘n‘scratch. The workspace of this device is about 3.8 cm x 3.8 cm and is working with a 1 W near-infrared laserdiode, which has enough power to leave its trails on paper and wood. Inside of the about 20 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm measuring box are the linear guides taken from 2 old Compact Disk drives. The laser is moved by to Arduino-controlled sepper motors, which can be operated with the small joystick on top of the box. | february 2013
  • beyond repair

    Beyond repair ist a concept for the reasonable use of this geration of 3d-printers. It was build around the question how one could use rapid prototyping methods to improve or alter already existing things around us. The approach was to replace lost or broken parts, such as the tamper of an espresso machine or the control dial of an amplifier. Wheater the new part is an exact copy or it gets a decoration is up to the user Beyond repair is thought to provide a set of the most common intakes and combine them with 3d-modells, as on thingiverse or other platforms. | june 2013
  • this land is our land.

    This land is our land is dealing with urban borders. Fences, walls oder bushes are excluding the passerby. They are protecting private grond. this might be a real protection, as for governemental buildings or just individual demarcation as for allotment gardens. For drones theese broarders are irrelevant. A symbolic white flag beyond the boarder shows the capitulation of this demarcation. This land is our land illustrates how classical territoral boarders get obliterated by modern techniques. No matter wheather satellite pictures, streetview or drones, boarders are getting lucent. This land is our land is an expansion for the AR Parrot 2.0 drone. | july 2013
  • check your smile!

    The comprehensive surveillance is permanently increasing. Check you smile! is hijacking one of these surveillance tools to point it back to it self. With a drone it is literally possible to hold a mirror up to the camera, even beyond the usual reach. So check your smile! brings back to memory, that there is still a human on the other side. Therfore it is posing the question, what is being watched by whom and is turning the oberver into the observed. Check you smile! is an expansion for the AR Parrot 2.0 drone. | july 2013
  • analogue bridge

    Analogue bridge is dealing with the difficulty of copy right. It picks up the so called analoge gap in the German copy right. This allows the circumvent of the copy protection of digital media, as long it is based on capturing the analogue audio signal. Analogue bridge taps the the audio signal through a stereo jack and coverts it to the most analogue audio file: a wave form. This waveform can be played back by a regular record player. Through the analogue file the digital media regains its lost haptics and body. | february 2013