Brendle Andreas & Rinke Laurens


"Andreas Brendle has been working in machine automatization technology, then studied and taught Interaction Design at University of Applied Science, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. This mixture of technical approach with design & art thinking evolves in interesting interactive installations. Andreas is furthermore cofounder of the design studio, which realizes complex installations for trade fairs and museums. Laurens Rinke is a freelance interaction designer and front-end developer and is engaged in the development of low and high fidelity prototypes. He studied interaction design at University of Applied Science in Schwäbisch Gmünd and finished his studies in summer 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts. With his bachelor project he won the Future Award Frankfurt in the technology section. 2015 he got nominated for the German Design Award 2016 as Newcomer. Already during his studies, he began to teach lower semester in media technology. Meanwhile he is teaching in three different courses at University of Applied Science in Schwäbisch Gmünd as well as a regularly workshop at DHBW in Ravensburg."

Interactive installations with VVVV

Participants will form the ideas to a game or installation after a critical discussion about a current media problem e.g. big internet companys vs. startup scene, transparent user etc.We will then try to get as much into detail as possible hacking this technology for the purpose of making things more transparent. Some technical equipment (Projector, PCs, Touchscreen, Kinect etc) can be provided, but participants should bring their laptop. Some skills in adobe design software or vvvv are nice but not necessary.vvvv is a real time visual programming environment, fast to learn and capable of huge 3D setups, easy and fast integration of external hardware and the right tool for workshops.

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