I am a generative artist and a morphogenetic designer.  
 My artworks aim at  
 deconstructing the analogue world  
 to rebuild a digital/amplified one.  
 As a designer I create objects, develop code,  
 build installations and change environments  
 with a methodology based on the observation  
 of natural phenomena and its translation  
 into abstract logical synthesis.  



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Dirichlet paintings

Series of algorithmic paintings I made by partitioning images into equidistant cells. The algorithm is based on the Dirichlet tessellation.
Soon I am planning to print these images using lithography.


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3D scan - Prototype

Here are some quick captures from a project on digital sculptures. This was an experiment at acquiring 3D point cloud data.
Built in OpenFrameworks and Processing.
For a description of the technique used: http://community.middlebury.edu/~schar/papers/structlight/


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Books I am currently reading:

Mathematical Origami: Geometrical Shapes by Paper Folding


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Glass objects on the iPhone

Fixed function algorithm for spherical mapping.


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Developing iPhone apps without ever having had an iPhone



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the Big bottle

Some pics taken at the studio during the shooting for the special effects. Woa we have a 2L bottle of Chanel No 5… is it filled with real perfume or just piss?


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Generative methods for Architecture

Soon the slides and course notes on Generative methods for Architecture held at the AA - Architectural Association of London (w/ Simon Donger)


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Books I am currently reading:

Realtime rendering

“Real-Time Rendering, Third Edition” (Tomas Akenine-Moller, Eric Haines, Naty Hoffman)


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Books I am currently reading:

Cities and complexity

“Cities and Complexity: Understanding Cities with Cellular Automata, Agent-Based Models, and Fractals” (Michael Batty)


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YHILAYY - Jena

Click on the images to see them fully.
Soon the documentary of the event!


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Reharsing Jena…

First day in Jena for the YHILAYY installation.
The installation mounts a 2.2×1.4 m touch panel and a 5×5 m spiral of (pseudo) particles.
Today it was the assemblage and the calibration of the panel.
The installation is opening on Friday May 15th with a performance by Ulrike Haage.
Ingredients: 640 LEDs, 6Kg Silicon, 4L Xylol, 3 spongy brushes, [...]


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Dynamic Antibodi (Moroso)

Study application for a dynamic and interactive wallpaper to be operated by three knobs (w/ Heather Lyons)


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YHILAYY - Test scenes

Here is a first study for the next touch installation YHILAYY.


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RSS Fish - Screensaver

Test application based on QuartZ technology.
Currently it reads the news from BBC.co.uk
– For OSX only –
To install it, DOWNLOAD IT and save the file in the Library/Screen Savers folder inside your Home (ex. /Jakob/Library/Screen Savers).


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Particles engine #1

One of the very first experiments as part of the on-going research on lighting installations for the Jena/Bauhaus festival and the theatre practice at the University of London.
The screen-shots depicted here are based on Hodging’s algorithm for physical simulation.
The language used is Java/processing with OpenGL customised function calls.
At the moment I’m evaluating a C++ / [...]


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