26.10— 28.10 2012 — Berlin

Retune Conference bringt Künstler, Hacker, Designer, Architekten und Ingenieure zusammen.

Moritz Waldemeyer

Widely recognised as one of the most innovative and exciting designers of his generation Waldemeyer was born in East Germany in 1974. He moved to London in 1995 where he trained as an engineer at Kings College and completed his Masters degree in 2001. Since then, he has collaborated with many of the world’s top architects and fashion designers including Ron Arad, Zaha Hadid and Hussein Chalayan, next to working for a wide range of artists like U2, OK GO, Rihanna and Kylie Minogue. His work is a fusion of technology, art, fashion and design.


Vortrag im Raum A
26.10.2012 - 18:30

Jose Gomez-Marquez


Jose is developing the next generation of DIY technology strategies in health and urban environments.

Jose Gomez-Marquez is a medical device designer at Little Devices. He is co-inventor of the Aerovax Drug Delivery System, a device for mass delivery of inhalable drugs and vaccines to remote populations and the X out TB program, which aims to increase TB therapy adherence in developing countries using novel diagnostics and mobile technology. Recently, the group has developed the MEDIKit, a series of design building blocks that empower doctors and nurses in developing countries to invent their medical technologies.

Jose serves on the European Union’s Science Against Poverty Taskforce and has participated as an expert advisor in the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is an instructor of MIT’s D-Lab: Health, a course on designing global health technologies at MIT.

Jose is a 3 time MIT IDEAS Competition winner, including two Lemelson Awards for International Technology. In 2009, Jose was selected to Technology Review’s T35, which also named him Humanitarian of the Year. In 2011 he was named a TED Fellow. Born and raised in Honduras he currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Vortrag im Raum A
27.10.2012 - 14:45

Alan Wilder

Recoil is the project of Alan Charles Wilder, formerly of Depeche Mode. Born on 1st June 1959, he is a classically-trained musician and renowned contemporary music producer. Recoil was born in 1986 as a two-track experimental EP. Simply entitled ‘1 + 2’, this collection of primitive demos caught the attention of Mute Records label boss Daniel Miller and was inconspicuously released as a mini-album on 12" vinyl. An album, 'Hydrology', soon followed in 1988 and both were eventually re-issued by Mute on CD as 'Hydrology plus 1+2'. These early Recoil recordings revealed Alan’s position as a pioneer in the newly emerging world of sampling technology and demonstrated how he could turn the Depeche sound around to create something entirely new. Wilder described the project at the time as “... an antidote to Depeche Mode; a way to alleviate the frustrations of always working within a pop format”.


Vortrag im Raum B
26.10.2012 - 21:45

Leigh Christie


Leigh Christie holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia, and has more than 8 years of experience in the fields of clean energy and sustainable transportation technologies, including the development and commercialization of PEM fuel-cells and electric vehicle components. Leigh first became interested in sustainable transportation when he helped lead a team of engineering students to build Western Canada’s first solar powered vehicle at UBC. Leigh went on to co-found an engineering startup company MistyWest where he designed battery packs, automotive components, and consumer products. In addition to his design background, Leigh is best known for creating the Mondo Spider, a pure-electric 1,500 lb walking vehicle. This project led Leigh to co-found the eatART Laboratory in Vancouver, BC. Leigh holds three patents on fuel cells and automation devices. Currently, leigh is a researcher in the SENSEable City Laboratory at MIT where he is focused on personal climate control and the commercialization of electric bicycle technology.


Vortrag im Raum A
28.10.2012 - 10:45

Memo Akten

visual artist, director, musician and engineer

Memo Akten is a visual artist, director, musician and engineer working at the intersection of art and technology. Developing and appropriating new technologies, he explores processes of visualizing the invisible; extracting and amplifying the unseen relationships within images, space, movement, sound and time. Driven by the urge to make the seemingly impossible, possible; and awaken our childlike instincts to explore and discover new forms of interaction and expression; he invents new ways of creating and performing images and sound. His work ranges from live music/dance/theatre performances, large-scale immersive interactive installations, music videos; to online works and mobile applications.




Vortrag im Raum A
28.10.2012 - 12:00

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh

Founder & CEO SUGRU

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh on her start with SUGRU: "While studying for my MA in Product Design (read ‘playing and experimenting with materials’) at the RCA in London, I had a bit of an idea. 'I don’t want to buy new stuff all the time. I want to hack the stuff I already have so it works better for me.' (I didn’t really say it out loud. I just thought it.)"


Vortrag im Raum A
27.10.2012 - 10:45

James Carrigan

Fixperts, Sugru

James Carrigan is co-founder of Sugru (and chief Sugru guru). He also is co-founder of Fixperts. Fixperts invites people that are good at thinking and making to meet and help someone they don’t know with a day-to-day problem that has been frustrating or difficult for them to overcome.



Vortrag im Raum A
28.10.2012 - 15:30

Peter Kirn

Create Digital Music

PETER KIRN is a composer/musician, media artist, educator, and technology writer, and the creator and editor of Create Digital Music. He’s the author of Real World Digital Audio from Peachpit Press, a comprehensive book on producing music with computers and digital technology. His own music and digital media art has been presented in the U.S., Korea, Canada, France, and Bulgaria. He is a frequent collaborator with dance and other media, including working with choreographer Christopher Williams on the Bessie Award-winning Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins. He also writes for Macworld, Make, Keyboard, and Computer Music magazines.




Vortrag im Raum B
26.10.2012 - 21:45

Simon Höher

Co-founder knowable.org

connecting makers & the road that lies ahead

Simon is responsible for business development and building the knowable.org partner-network. Besides team-ing up with "makers" and joining forces with like-minded initiatives and organizations he is supervising knowable financially. He studied Cultural Management and Polical Science and worked in Maputo, Mozambique, for quite a while before he co-founded knowable.org


Vortrag im Raum B
26.10.2012 - 20:15

Maike Nastoll


Maike Nastoll coaches projects at the crowdfunding platform Startnext. Beside her studies of cultural science with a focus on cultural management and dramatics at the university of Leipzig Maike worked at the BMW plant in Leipzig in the area of cultural partnerships. She also wrote her thesis at BMW. After her studies she worked as a consultant in the cultural sector at viventure culture solutions in Dresden.


Vortrag im Raum B
26.10.2012 - 19:30

Frieder Weiss

Frieder Weiss is an engineer in the arts and expert for realtime computing and interactive computer systems in performance art, living in Nürnberg and Berlin. He is the author of EyeCon and Kalypso, video motion sensing programs especially designed for use with dance, music and computer art. He works as commisioned developer, artistic colaborator or producer of own works.


Vortrag im Raum A
27.10.2012 - 15:30

Susa Pop

Public Art Lab

Susa Pop is managing director of Public Art Lab which she founded together with Hans J. Wiegner in 2003. As curator and cultural operator she is very much interested in creative community building through networking art projects that take advantage of the situatedness in the public space and catalyse artistic processes and public awareness in temporarily possessed urban settings – while utilising the new possibilities of digital media tools and their virtual public sphere. Susa Pop initiated most of the PAL projects like the Media Facades Festivals, Mobile Studios and Mobile Museums. She holds worldwide conferences and workshops in the field of urban media and is lecturer at the University of Potsdam / European Media Science and at the FH Potsdam / Arts Management and Cultural Work.


Vortrag im Raum A
27.10.2012 - 17:30

Axel Stab

Mocontronic GmbH, Mechatronikwerkstatt Berlin

Axel ist gelernter Elektroniker und Ingenieur für technische Informatik. Nach einigen Jahren als angestellter Entwickler ist er gut 10 Jahre selbstständig in der Antriebstechnik, hauptberuflich als Geschäftsführer der Mocontronic Systems GmbH. Neben vielen Steuerungen für Laborgeräte entwickelte er dort auch die Antriebssoftware der kinetischen Skulptur im Münchener BMW-Museum. Seit drei Jahren betreibt er nebenberuflich die Mechatronikwerkstatt Berlin im betahaus, dort konstruiert und baut er Prototypen für allerlei Spezialgeräte. Axel wird über kreatives Entwickeln mit CNC-Technologie sprechen.




Vortrag im Raum A
27.10.2012 - 10:00

Wolfgang Wopperer

mindmatters / todayimade.co

Wolfgang Wopperer is a trained philosopher and untrained entrepreneur on a mission to connect and inspire people to make things. He co-founded mindmatters, a tech incubator based in Hamburg and London, betahaus Hamburg, and todayimade.co, an inspiration sharing platform for makers.



Vortrag im Raum A
28.10.2012 - 14:45

Timothy Clem


An early employee of GitHub, Tim Clem works on native apps and web APIs while abusing his electrical engineering degree to extend digital robots into the physical world. He is an adamant rock climber and currently lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.



Vortrag im Raum A
27.10.2012 - 16:45

Nils Völker

Artist & Communication Designer

Nils Völker is an artist and communication designer living and working in Berlin. In 2004 he received a diploma from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Afterwards he moved to Berlin where he started working self employed as communication designer specializing in the development of corporate identities and book design. About five years later, in 2009, Nils Völker got more and more into the creation of artworks with the means of physical computing somewhere at the intersection of technology and art. In spring 2011 he realized the largest work until now. In close cooperation with his brother Sven Völker, he built a temporary installation made from 252 inflatable plastic bags for the exhibition "Captured – a Homage to Light and Air". Later this year Nils Völker realized three further site specific installations, "Thirty Six" for Art Lab Gnesta, "Forty Eight" for Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and "Seventy Five" for Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei. Currently he's working on a new light installation and realizing two new site specific installations for a festival in Norway and an exhibition in Switzerland.



Vortrag im Raum A
27.10.2012 - 12:45

Christian Zöllner


Christian Zöllner kommt eigentlich aus dem Produktdesign. In letzter Zeit beschäftigt er sich jedoch mehr und mehr mit Interaction Design, Designforschung und Designausbildung. Er arbeitete im Studio von Arik Levy in Paris und bei EOOS Design in Wien. Seit dem Ende seines Studiums in Dresden 2007 unterrichtet er experimentelles Entwerfen und kreatives Arbeiten an der Universität der Künste. Er ist Gründungsmitglied des Medienkunstkollektivs VR/urban, das bekannt wurde mit der urbanen Intervention SMSlingshot, eine Holzschleuder mit der es möglich ist im öffentlichen Raum Nachrichten an Wände zu schießen. Neben und vor alle dem ist er Vorsitzender im Wissenschaftsausschuss der Alliance of Time Machine Operators (ATMO), die federführend für alle "white hole phenomena" in Europa seit 2007 verantwortlich ist.


Vortrag im Raum A
28.10.2012 - 12:45

Jussi Ängeslevä

ART+COM & UdK Berlin

Being involved in academia, design industry and conducting his individual experimental work, Jussi Ängeslevä is focussing on embodied interfaces, experiences and services for the public. His work as Creative Director at ART+COMmedia design studio is consistently yielding international recognition in exhibitions, installations and awards. In parallel he is an honorary professor at the Berlin University of the Art teaching Digital Media Design and has been serving as a juror, chair or advisor in various academic and design bodies such as D&ADARS ElectronicaTEI and Siggraph. His design ethos is leveraging hardware, software, physical and graphic design in the search for elegance in highly specific solutions, where the meaning of a work is inseparable from the medium communicating it.


Vortrag im Raum A
27.10.2012 - 12:00