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Dennis P PAUL (Bremen, 1974*) works as an interaction designer and new media artist, lives in Bremen and holds a professorship for Interaktion und Raum in the Digitale Medien Program at Hochschule für Künste Bremen. He was the co-founder of the Berlin-based studio for spatial, media-related design The Product.

In his work he is concerned with the interaction between humans and technology and the relationship between the conceptual, the virtual, the immaterial, and the physical. His works frequently take the form of installations in public spaces, physical interfaces, and generative systems. With great interest he is researching the communicative, playful, narrative, and critical qualities of new and digital media. He strongly believes that technology must be something warm, inclusive and emotional. His work has been exhibited internationally and has received various renown awards.

Dennis P PAUL (Bremen, 1974*) arbeitet als Interaction Designer und freischaffender Neue Medien Künstler, lebt in Bremen und hält dort eine Professur für Interaktion und Raum im Digitale Medien Programm an der Hochschule für Künste Bremen. Er war Mitbegründer von The Product einem berliner Studio für räumlich-mediale Gestaltung.

In seiner Arbeit befasst er sich mit der Interaktion zwischen Menschen und Maschinen und deren Beziehung zum Konzeptuellen, Virtuellen, Immateriellen und Physischen. Seine Arbeiten erscheinen oft als Installationen im öffentlich Raum, als physische Interfaces und generativen Systeme. Mit besonderem Interesse untersucht er Neue und Digitale Medien auf ihre kommunikativen, spielerischen, narrativen und kritischen Qualitäten. Er glaubt fest daran, dass Technologie etwas warmes und emotionales sein muss. Seine Arbeiten wurden international ausgestellt und erhielten diverse namenhafte Preise.

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2010 “Professor for Interaktion und Raum in the Digitale Medien Program
at Hochschule für Künste Bremen”  
2008 Founder of The Product Studio for spatial, media-related Design, Berlin
2004 – 2007 Lecturer in Digitale Klasse at Universität der Künste Berlin
2003 – 2008 Designer at Art+Com, Berlin
2003 “Diploma with Professor Joachim Sauter in Digitale Klasse
at Universität der Künste Berlin”  
2000 – 2003 “Student of Visuelle Kommunikation
at Universität der Künste Berlin”  
1998 – 2000 Student of Visuelle Kommunikation at Fachhochschule Hannover
1998 Internship at Gruppe für Gestaltung, Bremen
1997 Internship at Atelier Brückner, Bremen
1974 Born in Bremen

Selected Exhibitions + Projects + Publications

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2018 An Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things
  Exhibition, [LAUT] DIE WELT HÖREN at Humboldt-Box, Berlin, Germany
2017 – Salon Digital – Spektakel: Reenactments in Kunst, Gestaltung, Wissenschaft und Technologie
  Lecture Series, organized by Andrea Sick + Ralf Baecker + Dennis Paul
2016 An Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things
  Performance, Nuit Numerique #13 at Saint-Ex, Reims, France
2015 Nullstecker
  Exhibition, Critical Make at Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel, Switzerland
  Automatic Orchestra
  ( in collaboration with Jakob Bak and students Angelisa Scalera, David Beermann, Hendrik Heuer, Irena Kukric, Julian Hespenheide, Thomas Hoheisel )
  Installation, Resonate 2015, Belgrad, Serbia
2014 An Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things
  Exhibition, KIKK festival 2014, Namur, Belgium
  Exhibition, alt_cph 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark ( in collaboration with Science Friction )
2013 Nullstecker
  Exhibition, Art Hack Day Going Dark, Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance, Berlin
  Rauchwolken und Luftschlösser. Temporäre Räume
  Publication, Rauchwolken und Luftschlösser. Temporäre Räume published by Andrea Sick + Dennis Paul. Textem Verlag, Hamburg 12.2013, 280 pages, 30 contributions
  Curratorial Work, Exhibition, GAK Bremen
2012 Symposion + Workshop, HfK Bremen
  An Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things
  Lecture Performance, John Cage - Ein Tag in der Hochschule für Künste Bremen
2011 Game Milestones
  Installation, Permanent Exhibition, Computerspielmuseum, Berlin
2010 Sol
  Installation, Exhibition, Here Comes the Sun, Kindermuseum, Berlin
  Leave-A-Comment-Toolkit
  Group Exhibition, Locate Me, Bethanien Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
  The Turtle Two
  Exhibition, Beck s Gold Urban Experience, Berlin + Hamburg + München
  Die Pendel
  Installation, Permanent Exhibition, Otto Bock Science Center, Berlin
  Snow Play
  Installation, C-Base, Transmediale 2010, Berlin
2009 Die Quelle
  Installation, Permant Exhibition, Level Green, VW Autostadt Konzernforum, Wolfsburg
  Schau Mal: Die Ladestrasse Entdecken
  Temporary Exhibition, Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
2008 Centralspace
  Installation, Permanent Exhibition, BMW Museum, München
  Tennisfreunde Berliin e.V.
  Performance in the streets of Vilnius, Lithuania
2007 Performance, Rodeo Club, Berlin
  Tree of Life
  Exhibition, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
2006 Heimat und Exil
  Exhibition, Jüdisches Museum Berlin
  Exhibition, Haus der Geschichte, Bonn
  Exhibition, Zeitgeschichtlichen Forum, Leipzig
  The Settlement Exhibition
  Permanent Exhibition, City Museum Reykjavik, Island
  documenta mobil
  Exhibition, documenta Archiv, Kassel
  The Science of Aliens
  Exhibition, Thinktank, Birmingham, UK
  Exhibition, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, Frankreich
  Exhibition, Museum of Science, Miami, USA
2005 Exhibition, Science Museum London, UK
  Das neue Österreich
  Exhibition, Schloss Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
2004 Simthing
  Exhibition, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
  Exhibition, DorkBot Berlin
  Floating.Numbers
  Exhibition, National Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
  Exhibition, Jüdisches Museum Berlin
2003 Segelanweisung
  Permanent Exhibition, Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin

Selected Awards

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2011 Sol
  Annual Multimedia Award Gold
  Die Pendel
  iF communication design award
2009 Centralspace
  Cannes Lion, Gold in Environmental Design
  Clio Awards, Silver
2008 Copaxone
  D&AD Annual, Book Entry
2007 Das neue Österreich
  Annual Multimedia Wettbewerb
  The Science of Aliens
  Annual Multimedia Wettbewerb
2006 Art Directors Club Germany, Silber
  Das neue Österreich
  iF communication design award, Gold
  red dot design award
  Art Directors Club Germany, Bronze
  Deutscher Multimedia Award, Shortlist
  documenta mobil
  Deutscher Multimedia Award
  Art Directors Club Germany, Bronze
  Annual Multimedia Wettbewerb
2005 iF communication design award
  O2 Flagship Store
  red dot design award
  iF communication design award
  Der BMW 1er – Technische Kommunikation
  Deutscher Multimedia Award
  Floating.Numbers
  Art Directors Club Germany, Silber
2004 red dot design award
  iF communication design award, Gold
2002 Coexistence
  Winner Coexistence Award
2001 ME2
  Shortlist Browserday, Berlin

Talks

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2014 Interaktion + Raum
  at Resonate 2014, Belgrade, Serbia
2013 New Aesthetic of Data Visualization
  at Big Data Viz, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 Halbdinge
  at Design Interaktiver Medien Program, Universität Wuppertal
  at Rauchwolken und Luftschlösser. Temporary Räume, Bremen
2011 Virtual Augmented Physical What?
  at This Happened (#1), Betahaus, Hamburg
2010 Räumlich Mediale Gestaltung
  at Universität der Künste Berlin
2009 Well Behaved Interactive Media
  at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2008 It’s More Fun to Compute
  at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2007 Well Behaved Interactive Media
  at Innovationsforum Interaktionsdesign, FH Potsdam
2006 Responsive Media – Surface, Object, Subject
  at College of Fine Arts Sydney, Australia
  Aesthetics of Mapping
  at Universität Heidelberg
  Playfulness in Interactive Media
  at Achtung Berlin Festival, Berlin
2005 Applied Computational Design
  at Generator X Conference, Oslo, Norway

Workshops + Teaching

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2021 Introduction to Programming
  Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Costa Rica
2019 Introduction to Programming
  Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2018 Performative Sound Machines
  Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2017 Klangmaschinen und Netzwerkkompositionen
  Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2016 Musik aus Strom
  Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2015 Exquisit Data Corpse
  Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2014 In a World of a Million Sensors - Interactive Spaces
  Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2013 Berechnete Schöneheiten - An Introduction to Programming
  Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2012 Generative Design - Data Flow Objects
  Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2011 The Aesthics of Generative Design
  Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2009 Computational Design Workshop
  Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2008 Visiting Faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark
2007 Input, Output and Things in Between
  Workshop at HfG Karlsruhe
2006 Workshop at UNSW College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia
  Workshop at Universität der Künste Berlin
2005 The Network Workshop
  Workshop at Universität der Künste Berlin
  Tools for Computational Design
  Workshop at FH Potsdam
   
2010 Appointed Professor for Interaktion und Raum in the Digitale Medien Program
at Hochschule für Künste Bremen
2009 Lecturer at Hochschule für Künste Bremen
2004 – 2007 Lecturer in Digitale Klasse at Universität der Künste Berlin