Week 37

Jan 7, 2017

Happy new year! After dropping my external harddrive for Christmas, many hours of the past weeks were spent recovering files from the cloud (it sucks). Lesson learned: always keep an on-site backup.

Still, 2017 is off to a great start. I will give a talk about my work at This Happened, a “series of events about the stories behind interaction design.” I have never done this before. See you on January 25th at HBK Braunschweig, DE.

There's another thing that has been cooking for a looong time. Jonas, Stephan and I along with Raising Robotic Natives are part of an exhibition at Vitra Design Museum! It's incredible.

Christoph Niemann, »Robot Morph«, 2016, © Christoph Niemann

“Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine” opens February 10 at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein. I'm super super excited to be part of this, especially amongst so many great artists and designers that actually were an inspiration for our project.

[…] Vitra Design Museum thoroughly examines the current robotics boom for the first time. The exhibition presents a variety of exhibits, including examples of robots for the homes, industry or medicine, but also media installations, computer games and examples from film and literature. It will demonstrate how robotics is changing our lives today – and how design is changing robotics. At the same time, it broadens our perspective ofthe ethical and political issues associated with robotics today. The show features more than 150 objects including works by Bruce Sterling, Douglas Coupland, Joris Laarman, Carlo Ratti, Dunne & Raby, and Philip Beesley.

See you at the opening?