About

Note: after not having updated my old site for more than 7 years I finally have started to sort things out a bit. Right now this new site is still under construction and I am continuously filling it with examples of my work. 

I’m an artist and a skeptic with a curious mind. My preferred tools are neural networks, code and algorithms. My interests are manifold and in constant evolution, involving artificial intelligence, deep learning, generative and evolutionary art, glitch art, data classification and visualization or robotic installations. If there is one common denominator it’s my desire to understand, question and subvert the inner workings of systems of any kind. I also have a deep interest in human perception and aesthetic theory.

If you want to contact me and get a quick response, the best way is to send me a direct message on twitter. Or you send an email to my gmail.com account – my address there is the same as the name of this site, my twitter handle, my artist name. It starts with “Q” – I hope those are enough clues (please do not send mails to @quasimondo.com – that account is swamped with spam since many years ago I made the mistake to publicly share that address). .

Since I taught myself programming in the early 1980s I have been trying to create algorithms that are able to surprise and to show almost autonomous creative behavior. The recent advancements in artificial intelligence, deep learning and data anaysis make me confident that in the near future “machine artists” will be able to create more interesting work than humans.

At the moment I am artist in residence at Google Arts & Culture. I also have been helping institutions like the British Library, the Cardiff University or the New York Public Library with the processing and classification of their vast digital archives since I believe that my future creative agents will require a solid foundation of human knowledge to build upon. I recently received the Artistic Award 2016 by the British Library Labs.

I live in Munich, Germany where together with my girlfriend Alexandra Lukaschewitz I also run a space called Dog & Pony which is something between a Wunderkammer and a gallery.

I have been speaking on conferences around the world starting in 2003, my works have been shown at Ars Electronica, the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Centre Pompidou Paris and the British Library.

I am the author of Peacock, now named Nodewerk, a node-based visual laboratory which was part of the flock of creative tools at aviary.com which unfortunately have been discontinued after Aviary changed their strategy.

I’m also a cofounder of the Munich FabLab where everybody who’s interested in making things can get access to all kinds of maker equipment and knowledge.

Code for some of the tools and experiments I’ve written can be found on GitHub. Images of my creations can also be found on my flickr account and on my tumblr blog.