HANNES NEHLS
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KIP!KID
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2012 - STUDIO HNNS, BERLIN - FURNITURE
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The day-dream of kids spoiled by easy-going teachers: This is the 2-way rocking chair! Within an ergonomically well defined range kids are encouraged to rock and rock and rock... Believe it or not: As beneficial that is for scholary attention it is for posture and attitude!
 
NO!STOVE
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2012 - STUDIO HNNS, BERLIN - PRODUCT
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: If the NO!STOVE would be a stove the NO!STOVE would be probably the smallest, most lightweight, yet versatile solid-fuel stove on this planet. With a weight of just about 3.1 oz. the NO!STOVE folds to 3.4"x4.9"x0.05" that fit within every available pot or mug - barely noticable and requiring no extra space in your backpack.
 
AL HALQA KINETICS
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2011 - HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, BERLIN - INSTALLATION
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 'AL HALQA' is a massive kinetic space that consistingly reconfigures and reshapes, trying to mimic distributed human behaviour in public space. All is massive, the space is, the number of 'robots' that drive the installation is, the work that's required to get it done... Starting from 30.06.11 at the HKW, Berlin. DEVELOPED WITH Thomas Ladenburger.
 
CLOSED CIRCUIT
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2008 - STUDIO MBS26, GERMANY - PUBLIC INSTALLATION
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: There's nothing better than a piss, when there needs to be one. CLOSED CIRCUIT focuses on this brief and personal momentum to create a super-sensual, media- farty (well, not exactly) experience. It's also about public space, privacy and its penetrations. In fact: It's a PEE work! Check it out and enjoy!
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STATUS AND SETUP: WORKS OUT OF THE BOX - SETUP LIMITED TO PLACING ELECTRODES, MOUNTING TUBE AND CHARGING.
CONSISTS OF: 1. The CLOSED CIRCUIT bucket 2. 100 m of bare chicken wire 3. sidecutters 4. set of latexgloves 5. a washable name badge; (to be mounted on peeheight) 6. battery-charger. All as seen on the image.
SHIPPING WEIGHT/SIZE: 5 Pounds/500MM*500MM*500MM
CREDITS: GREGOR BLAHAK - CAMERA
 
OUTSIDEINBETWEEN
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2008 - *.ARTLABS, SIBIU ROMANA - PUBLIC INSTALLATION
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: OUTSIDEINBETWEEN throws back traffic noise upon its motorized creator. The core of the installation is a FM transmitter, that autotunes into FM frequencies of cars passing by. If a car exceeds a certain sound threshold, OUTSIDEINBETWEEN fires off and transmitts the outer-auto- sound into the inner-auto-radio. Soundcheck this!
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STATUS AND SETUP: WORKS OUT OF THE BOX - SET UP LIMITED TO: ADJUSTING FM RANGE AND SOUND THRESHOLD, CHARGING BATTERIES AND MOUNTING BOXES
CONSISTS OF: 1. 2* OUTSIDEINBETWEEN boxes 2. 2* ANTENNAE 3. 2* BATTERY-CHARGER 4. 20 m OF METAL STRIP BAND 4. PLIERS. All as seen on the image.
SHIPPING WEIGHT / SIZE: 7 Pounds/600MM*300MM*400MM
CREDITS: NIKLAS ROY - CAMERA
 
*.ARTLABS
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2007 - *.ARTLABS, SIBIU ROMANA - ARCHITECTURAL SPACE
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The premises of *.ARTLABS used to be a block heating station. Huge ovens, myriads of pumps and plumbings; this is how we found the place. These days *.ARTLABS is, what its name implies: a huge multipurpose modular space; the very first of its kind of art and technology promoting laboratories in all over Romania. See how things evolved!
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BESEELT
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2007 - *.ARTLABS, SIBIU ROMANA - PUBLIC INSTALLATION
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: BESEELT is a bright light! In fact, it's a bright pulsing light. A light, that visualizes the tender fragility of sleep and repose. BESEELT datalogs accoustic impulses of a day and generates a corresponding breath pattern, that distinctively reacts on night-time noise. Wow, It's so pure procedural and genuinly generative; you wanna see for yourself!
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STATUS AND SETUP: WORKS OUT OF THE BOX - SETUP LIMITED TO ADJUSTING SOUND THRESHOLD AND WIRING TO POWER
CONSISTS: 1. The BESEELT box 2. Microphone 3A. up to 8 cut-in units to work with 58W fluorescent light tubes OR 3B. up to 8 58W fluorescent light tubes. All as seen on the image.
SHIPPING WEIGHT / SIZE: 5 Pounds/400MM*400MM*600MM (WITH 3A) OR 20 pounds/400MM*600MM*1200MM (WITH 3B)
CREDITS: MATT KARAU - CAMERA
 
VERY HANDY BAGS
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2005 - MIT MEDIALAB EUROPE, DUBLIN IRELAND - GADGET
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: SOME VERY HANDY BAGS provide a precious feature: Calls to the phone located in the bag are controlled by physical abuse of the bag! You wanna dismiss this damn call? Slam the bag! Be sure: it gonna be impressive. So these bags do not only come in handy by being a sound haven for the phone, but also, by shaping your character. You definitily wanna see this!
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STATUS AND SETUP: WORKS OUT OF THE BOX - OPTIONAL: SETUP LIMITED TO BLUETOOTH PAIRING DEVICES
CONSISTS OF: 1. 3 * HANDY BAGS 2. 3 * battery-charger 3. OPTIONAL PRE-PAIRED MOBILE PHONE. All as seen on the image.
SHIPPING WEIGHT/SIZE: 8 Pounds/600MM*400MM*400MM
CREDITS: NIKLAS ROY - CAMERA, KATHARINA KWATSCHIK - INTERACTING
 
MAKROSKOP
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2006 - MUSEUM FÜR FOTOGRAFIE - SMB, BERLIN - INSTALLATION
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: MAKROSKOP is an interactive and immersive architecture; a floating corpus, a glowing vortex in the depth of a darken space. The visitor is torn into the vortex. As he explores the life of the russian pacifist Sergei Tschachotin, it's sudden turns and tragic losses; the visitor comes to realize: he himself, is the cause of change. Developed with Boris Hars-Tschachotin.
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STATUS AND SETUP: MAJOR SETUP REQUIRED, PLEASE CONTACT!
CONSISTS OF: 1. THE MAKROSKOP STRUCTURE (A. LOWER RIG CONTAINING SPEAKERS B. UPPER STEEL FRAME RIG C.77 PROJECTION PANELS) 2. 7 * XGA PROJECTORS 3. 8 * MAC MINI G4 3. I2C SENSOR NETWORK (77 ACCELEROMETERS, CONTROLLERS AND AMPLIFIERS) 4. VARIOUS CABLES AND TOOLS.
SHIPPING WEIGHT/SIZE: 1.2 METRIC TON / 3 BOXES EACH 1200MM*1000MM*1000MM
CREDITS: MY MAN BORIS HARS-TSCHACHOTIN...AND SO MANY MORE.
PLEASE REFER TO THE WEBSITE!
ALSO:FIND MORE MAKROSKOP VIDEO ON VIMEO!
 
SWING-COLOR
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2003 - UNIVERSITY OF FINE ARTS, BERLIN - PUBLIC INSTALLATION
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: SWING-COLOR is an electronically improved of the shelf DIY painting roll. While for centuries physical workers performance used to be tuned into a musical rhythm, this well thought through device marks a landslid change here, turning it all around! Developed in collaboration with my man Gregor Blahak.
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STATUS AND SETUP: WORKS OUT OF THE BOX/NO SET UP REQUIRED
CONSISTS OF: 1. The SWING-COLOR painting role 2. FM Radio Receiver 3. battery-charger. All as seen on the image.
SHIPPING WEIGHT/SIZE: 5 Pounds/500MM*500MM*500MM
CREDITS: PROF. JOACHIM SAUTER - SUPERVISING, GREGOR BLAHAK - CAMERA
 
LIES, ALL LIES!
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2003 - UNIVERSITY OF FINE ARTS, BERLIN - PUBLIC INSTALLATION
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: LIES, ALL LIES! is about media made images and the utter truth. It is about human cognition and its limits, It is all about a shadow on a wall, that gradually steps back from being connected to you and me and everyone who's entering the installation. NOW; how that all goes together? Well, this is going to be a longer story. It wont be boring, THOUGH, I promise!
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STATUS AND SETUP: SET UP INCLUDES: MOUNTING "LIES, ALL LIES! SPOTLIGHT-CAMERA", IR FLOOLIGHTS AND PROJECTORS; ADJUSTING PROJECTED IMAGE VIA ACCOMPAGNYING SOFTWARE
CONSISTS OF: 1. The "LIES, ALL LIES! SPOTLIGHT-CAMERA" 2. UP TO 6 * 500 WATTS IR FLOODLIGHTS 3. POWERMAC G5. All as seen on images (EXCEPT COMPUTER).
SHIPPING WEIGHT/SIZE:UP TO 30 Pounds/700MM*700MM*700MM
CREDITS: PROF. JOACHIM SAUTER - SUPERVISING, DENIS BIVOUR - CAMERA
 
JITNEE.COM
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2009 - STUDIO MBS26, BERLIN - SOCIAL NETWORKIN' TOOL
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Jitnee is a GPS-driven web service for spontaneous ride-sharing. As fancy as that sounds, Jitnee is three-click simple to use. You've missed a bus? No probs! Log on, set your destination, and get all the drivers heading in your direction and passing by.You're a driver? Feeling anxious about your carbon-footprint and sky rocketing gas prices? Same gig: Log on, set your destination, and you're sure to have good company
 
IT'S ABOUT H@NNES
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BORN 1975 IN HAMBURG, GERMANY

EDUCATION

2000 - 2005      UNIVERSITY OF FINE ARTS, BERLIN
                       DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN - PROF. JOACHIM SAUTER
                       MA IN DESIGN

2001 - 2004      UNIVERSITY OF FINE ARTS, BERLIN
                       Architecture - PROF. INGEBORG KUHLER

1997- 1999      Freie Universität, Berlin
                       Psychology, Communication Science and Journalism

EXHIBITIONS AND TALKS

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION):HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, BERLIN 2011, AIRES DE CONFLUXENCES, SIBIU&LUXEMBURG 2007, SMB MUSEUM FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, 2006, ZKM, KARLSRUHE, 2006, ART FUTURA 2004, BARCELONA, MUSEUM FÜR GEGENWARTSKUNST BASEL AT VIPER, 2004, MUSEUM OF COMMUNICATION, BERLIN, 2001, FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR ECONOMICS, BERLIN, 2001. TALKS (SELECTION): *.ARTLABS, SIBIU, 2007, TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN, 2007, RE/ACT FESTIVAL, HEIDELBERG, 2006, SCHERINGSTITUNG, BERLIN 2006, VIPER, BASEL, 2004, FOCUS AWARD, DORTMUND, 2005, BROWSERDAY CONVENT 2002, BROWSERDAY CONVENT 2001.

EMPLOYMENT & STIPENDS

2012 - NOW     HOCHSCHULE Osnabrück - Osnabrück
                       INTERACTION DESIGN, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
                       PROFESSOR

2009 - 2011     AL-HALQA - Berlin
                       FUNDED by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Halle
                       ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TOGETHER WITH THOMAS LADENBURGER

2006 - 2007     *.ARTLABS - Sibiu, ROMANIA
                       CENTRE FOR ART, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
                       CO-FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

2005 - 2006     Hochschule für Gestaltung - Karlruhe
                       Digital Mediaart, Mediaart department
                       Visiting Professor

2005 - 2006     MAKROSKOP - Berlin
                       FUNDED by the Berlin Senate and the Schering, Berlin
                       ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TOGETHER WITH BORIS HARS-TSCHACHOTIN

2004 - 2005     MIT Medialab Europe - Dublin
                       Liminal Devices Group - Prof.Rebecca Allen
                       Research Associate

2003               4kanimation Gmbh, Berlin
                      Junior Animator

2001 - 2003     Universty of Fine Arts - Berlin
                       digital media department
                       Tutor

1999 - 2001     Fraunhofer - Berlin
                      ISST, INSTITUT SOFTWARE UND SYSTEMTECHNIK
<                     Interface Designer/Student UI researcher

1996 - NOW      200ok - MEDIA RELATED DESIGN, BERLIN
                      CLIENTS: PFLEIDERER TRACK-SYSTEMS AG, HEIDELBERGER AG
                      GERMAN PARCEL/GLS, ICJA EV, MTV EUROPE, CONTINENTAL AG
                      FOUNDER AND FREELANCING DESIGNER, SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
                      AND CONSULTANT
 
TEACHING
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Technological literacy is a pre-condition for sucessful design! But what are the standards, when the medium to design is in constant flux? A curriculuum of media design not only has to provide a single design methodology, but an holistic one, that enables the designer to constantly reconfigure techno- logical proficiency and defines this process of live-long learning.

SHOWOFF DEVICES at THE HFG-KARLSRUHE:

Gadgets and cars, there's not much of a difference! No consumer really cares about functionality; it's its visibility, that matters! From flip phone to touch screens; mobile communication interfaces have to secretly fulfill a human desire for show. We speak it out though: Let's design gadgets for the only purpose of generating as much public attention as possible; true show off devices:

You definitely wanna check out Annika Berlings and Ole Ciliox 'IBrella' and Felix Vorreiters 'TextBomber'.

TOUCHING at THE HFG-KARLSRUHE:

WE WERE LOOKING AT SOME ODD MISPROPORTION CONCERNING EMOTIONAL CAPABILITIES OF INTERACTIVE ART AND DESIGN. We asked ourselves: Why is all interactive so poorly evoking emotions? Why is all interactive not as close as moving as movies or inspiring as music? It's still multimedia, right? Driven by the objective to mark a change, we were not afraid of kitsch, cliches and agitprop. We called it 'TOUCHING !' since haptics were to play an important role.

See for instance Martin Mayers 'RunawayChair', Andreas Schusters 'WiredFire' or Yun-Jun Lees 'Synaesthesia' or check out the TOUCHING blog. All works had been exhibited at the RE/ACT 2007.
 
CONTACT H@NNES!
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