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Sebastian Oschatz

The main issues that we face are not about technology or design; the main issue is whether the structures in place enable or disable us to make the most of them.

Sebastian Oschatz Partner +49 69 24 000 321 +49 69 24 000 321

MESO Digital Interiors GmbH
Gutleutstr. 96 . 60329 Frankfurt . Germany

VITA

  • 2018 Professor for Interaction Design at HfG Offenbach
  • 2015, 2017 NODE Forum for Digital Arts, Curator of the NODE Symposium
  • 2010 – present Co-Founder and Board of NODE Verein zur Förderung digitaler Kultur e.V. 
  • 1998 – present Associate of the vvvv group, developers of the vvvv programming language
  • 1998 – 2007 Lead software architect of the vvvv programming language
  • 1998 – present Co-Founder and associate of MESO Digital Interiors GmbH
  • 1997 – present Co-Founder and associate of MESO
  • 1995 – 2003 Founding member of interactive audio boygroup Involving Systems
  • 1994 – 1997 Music videos as Ovalima Aero Aero Deco
  • 1994 Diploma in Computer Sciences, TU Darmstadt
  • 1991 – 1997 Founding member of music group OVAL

SELECTED LECTURES AND TEACHING

  • 2017 Lecture “Beyond User / Beyond Experience – What Brands can learn from Interaction Design”, UX Congress, Frankfurt
  • 2017 Curation and Keynote Lecture, NODE17 Symposium “Designing Hope”, Frankfurt
  • 2016 Lecture “The User Experience of Unsustainability”, World Usability Day, Frankfurt
  • 2015 Curation and Keynote Lecture, NODE15 SymposiumWrapped in Code - the future of the Informed Body”, Frankfurt
  • 2013 Lecture “Untangling Rectangles”, PUSH Conference, Munich
  • 2013 Lecture “Digital Spaces”, 中央美术学院, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China
  • 2009 – 2013 Lecture “History of Computing” at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
  • 2010 Keynote Lecture NODE10 Symposium “Abstrakt Abstrakt”
  • 2010 Lecture “Content Development Strategies for Architectural Media”, Architecture Media Biennale, Vienna
  • 2009 Lecture “Visualisierung im Raum”, See Conference, Wiesbaden
  • 2008 Lecture “Art and Code with vvvv”, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
  • 2005 Lecture „Designing Generative Design“, Symposium Generator.X, Oslo
  • 2005 – 2007 Courses “Media Systems Design”, Hochschule Darmstadt
  • 2004 Visiting Professor Interaction Design, Hfg Offenbach
  • 2003 Visiting professor, New Media, Kassel University
  • 2003 Lecture “CODE-Symposium: Software & Art“, Ars Electronica, Linz
  • 1998 – 2003 Lecture “Interface Design”, University Ulm

Jury

© Nemanja Knežević
  • 2016 Head of Jury “Digital“, DDC Wettbewerb Gute Gestaltung
  • 2012, 2014 Jury member, Designpreis Rheinland Pfalz
  • 2010 – 2016 Jury member, Visual Music Award (VMA)
  • 2010 Jury member “Digital“, DDC Wettbewerb Gute Gestaltung

Publications

  • 1993 Oval, “Wohnton”, CD, Ata Tak (with Frank Metzger, Markus Popp)
  • 1994 Oval, “Systemisch”, CD/LP, Mille Plateaux (with Frank Metzger, Markus Popp)
  • 1995 Oval, “94diskont”, CD/LP, Mille Plateaux (with Frank Metzger, Markus Popp)
  • 1995 Ovalima Aero Aero Deco,  “Oval – dowhile ⌘x”, Music Video (with Michael Höpfel, Martin Bott)
  • 1996 Ovalima Aero Aero Deco,  “Oval – Systemisch”, Music Video
  • 1996 Ovalima Aero Aero Deco,  “Oval – SD2”, Music Video  (with Markus Popp)
  • 1997 Ovalima Aero Aero Deco,  “Microstoria - Sleepy People Network Down“, Music Video  (with Frank Dommert)
  • 2002 Oval “Rough Trade Shops – Electronic 01 Compilation”  (with Frank Metzger, Markus Popp)
  • 2015 Mark Richardson, Pitchfork “How Oval’s 1995 Ambient Masterpiece Predicted Our Digital Present