School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe

May 21st, 2014 - 10:40 am

Cedric Kiefer

If you don’t know yet how to spend your summer holidays you might want to check out the School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe which is an organisation dedicated to the imaginative and non-sensical exploration of art and technology. They are passionate about interactivity and storytelling. They enjoy learning and playing with tools that make their brains and dreams come to life. If you want to be part of that, join their summer course!

They invite creative people of all kinds – artists, technologists, the curious, people passionate about learning and creativity, and those who secretly desire to create something meaningful – all are encouraged to apply! and will admit only from around the world.
Deadline for submitting applications is MAY 26, 2014.
SchoolOfMa on Facebook
School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe

Redefine Conference

May 1st, 2014 - 7:12 am

redefine 2014

Julia is going to speak at Redefine Design Conference which takes place in Budapest this October. Redefine conference promises to provide a platform for people that embrace today’s opportunities and, through their work, question the role and essence of design. Professionals whose hands-on experience is leading to different outputs, processes, scope, and territories for design. People who are inspiring the possibility for new definitions of design. And to bring together a diverse collection of design professionals to take a small step towards building a more conscious design ethos for our generation.

VISUALIZED 2014 – Shut up and take my data

April 11th, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Cedric Kiefer

In February we gave a talk at Visualized Conference in New York, an inspiring two-day gathering of the brightest minds and social innovators from around the world who are changing how we understand and interact with data. In our lecture we talked about the difference between infographics and data art and how to use and map data in an abstract but useful way.

Watch the visualized talks online

POSTmatter Interview

March 21st, 2014 - 3:21 pm

Cedric Kiefer

We have been interviewed by POSTmatter, an online magazine that sits at the convergence of the digital and physical world. Through editorial, exhibitions and art commissions they celebrate the people and projects that push boundaries.

See video interview at

Resonate 2014

February 18th, 2014 - 11:18 am

Cedric Kiefer

resonate 2014

We are going to speak at Resonate Festival in Belgrad,Serbia alongside other great artists and designers such as Daito Manabe, Paul Prudence, Andreas Müller, Joanie Lemercier, Aaron Koblin, Karsten Schmidt and a lot more. Resonate is a platform for networking, knowledge sharing and education. It brings together artists, designers and educators to participate in a forward-looking debate on the position of technology in art and culture. Held each year in Belgrade-Serbia since 2012, the festival lasts for three days and provides an overview of current situation in the fields of music, visual arts and digital culture. Guest artists, lecturers and other participants are chosen to represent the cutting edge of the contemporary creative industry in the world.

Resonate 2014 website
Speaker list and programme

Wired – bot or not

November 11th, 2013 - 10:13 am

Cedric Kiefer

For the latest issue of Wired Magazin US we created an info graphic about the tweeting behavior of humans and bots. By analyzing the time stamps of nearly 165,000 tweets, neuroscientist Aldo Faisal and computer scientist Gabriela Tavares were able to tell whether an account is home to a bot, a corporate stooge or a regular person.

Bot or not – An algorithm can tell if that suspect tweet came from a human, a robot, or a corporate shill.

Read more about their research here
Wired Magazine - bot or not

Alpha-ville EXCHANGE 1

November 10th, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Cedric Kiefer

Alpha-ville EXCHANGE

We are going to speak at Alpha-Ville Exchange in London together with some other great artists such as Quayola, FIELD or Enno Henze. Alpha-ville EXCHANGE is a series of events designed to give the London art, tech and creative communities the opportunity to connect, exchange ideas, get inspired and discover new talent. The first of the series takes place on Friday 17th January 2014 at Rich Mix Cinema and Arts Center. The program brings together some of the world’s most talented artists, creatives and designers of today to talk about their practice, recent works, influences and how they see the connections and linkages between various disciplines and fields.

The concept “EXCHANGE” underlines the notion of crossing talents and further connecting the frontiers of artistic expression with design and technology. The event is comprised of a day program packed with presentations, talks and social events alongside a special AV performance and music in the evening for attendees to relax and network. Work will be presented across; motion graphics, graphic design, illustration, interaction design, generative design, digital installations, software art, digital art, mixed media, data visualization and more.

More information about Alpha-ville Exchange
Get your tickets here

ADC Young Guns 11

October 31st, 2013 - 5:28 pm

Cedric Kiefer

ADC Young Guns 11

We are happy to announce that Cedric has been selected as one of the 37 winners of the ADC New York’s Young Guns competition. Once every year, art directors, designers ans illustrators up to the age of 30 years are encouraged to submit a selection of the work they’ve been doing in their yet short professional life. ADC Young Guns recognizes creatives who excel at breaking boundaries and who dare to be different on their paths to success.

»On its quest to identify the brightest young professionals across myriad creative disciplines, ADC Young Guns has become more than just a competition — it now comprises a community network of rebels and prodigies, unsung heroes and rising stars. Over the years, our roster has grown to include some exceptional talent, among them Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Rei Inamoto (YG4), James Victore (YG1), Ryan McGinness (YG2), floto+warner (YG5), Alexander Gelman (YG1), Deanne Cheuk (YG4), Todd St. John (YG1), Scott Stowell (YG3), Mike Mills (YG1), and Alex Trochut (YG6).”

If you happen to be in New York during that time don’t miss the award ceremony and exhibition party.

Sign up for the ADC Young Guns Party
ADC Young guns profile