Interactive map of the UAE part of the exhibition ›Untold Stories Retold‹ in Abu Dhabi

The interactive map ›The Emirati National House‹, which I had developed for the National Pavilion of the UAE at the Venice Biennale 2016, is going to be on display for the first time in the UAE as part of the exhibition ›Untold Stories Retold‹ at Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi.

It provides insights into the geography and landscape of the UAE, as well as the diversity in typology of the Emirati National House, also know as the Sha’abi (folk) housing model, applied across the Emirates.

On a 65″ 4K resolution touchscreen multiple visitors can simultaneously zoom in to neighborhoods to examine their qualities and view photographs documenting the unique features of the Sha’abi houses.

Public opening: Wednesday, 7 March, 6 pm

Exhibition: 07 March 2018 – 24 June 2018

Further information:

https://www.facebook.com/NationalPavilionUAE/posts/2040629525955076?pnref=story

https://www.warehouse421.ae/en/exhibitions/

Generative LED wall display for Mann+Hummel

A custom control software was developed for a 17 x 5 m LED wall, which is the central element of the new corporate museum of filter manufacturer Mann+Hummel in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

The application facilitates the display of generative animations, bar and line charts as well as a world map, which highlights the global locations of the company. It features an intuitive timeline editor for the design and arrangement of the content. Besides the DMX output for the LED display, the software also controls the sound and the neon lights.

The animations were designed in collaboration with TheGreenEyl, Berlin.

Interactive Map of the UAE at Venice Biennale

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A high-resolution interactive multitouch map was developed for the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates at the 15th international architecture exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.

It provides insight into the geography and landscape of the UAE, as well as the diversity in typology of the Emirati National House, also know as the Sha’abi (folk) housing model, applied across the Emirates.

The exhibition is open to the public from May 28 until November 27, 2016.

Further information:
Project documentation
nationalpavilionuae.org
labiennale.org

Interactive table at Hersbruck/Happurg documentation site

The Hersbruck/Happurg documentation site records the history of the second largest satellite camp of the Floss­en­bürg concentration camp. It consists of two modules: one in Hersbruck, the former camp, and another one in Happurg, the former place of forced labor.

The Hersbruck module features a panoramic video of the surroundings of Hersbruck and a large multitouch table. It displays the names of all the 9,000 known prisoners from all over Europe who were held captive there between July 1944 and April 1945. 90 representative biographies featuring stories, animated quotes and images can be explored. The interactive display was designed and programmed by Markus Lerner in collaboration with Bertron Schwarz Frey, Berlin/Ulm, who created the exhibition architecture for the documentation site.

The documentation site Hersbruck/Happurg is opening to the public on Monday, 25th January.

Further information:
Project documentation
Press Release by the Bavarian State Parliament
Announcement by the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial

Locations:
Hersbruck module: Badstr. 145, 91217 Hersbruck
Happurg module: Südring/An der Hunnenschlucht, 91230 Happurg

Multi-screen installation ‘Wortarbeit’ at Grimmwelt Kassel

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The new Grimmwelt Kassel shows the faceted œvre of the Brothers Grimm and unfolds the impact of their work until today and in the future.

In collaboration with TheGreenEyl, Markus Lerner developed and interactive installation called “Wortarbeit”. In reference to the famous German Dictionary (1838–1854/1961) by the Brothers Grimm the installation attempts to capture the visitors’ associations with words. Within a predefined set of formulas (word connections), one word has to be explained by another word entered by the visitor. The results is a chain that grows endlessly word by word, which can be explored in multiple ways.

The Grimmwelt Kassel is open to the public from 5h September 2015.

Mendelssohn-Effektorium at Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig

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After a ten months of renovation and extension, the Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig, opened again featuring an interactive orchestra I developed on behalf of WHITEvoid.

Visitors can select one of the works of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and conduct the virtual orchestra or choir by moving the coductor’s baton. Voice groups can be controlled individually and different room situations can be set. The installation also allows one to compare modern and historical instruments.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Odersun Solar Module Designer online

The new Solar Module Designer for the German solar module manufacturer Odersun just went live. It was developed by Markus Lerner in collaboration with Plural Kilian Krug (Concept/Design).

It allows you to create customized modules for building facades by interactively changing the shape via drag & drop. The solar cells are dynamically fitted in order to achieve the best enery output. The layout of the cells can also be adjusted in order to create a unique look. Front- and backside colour printing can be applied as well as various types of glazing.

The results can be saved in the online gallery or exported as pdf or dxf files.

A large touch screen version of the Solar Module Designer is currently on display at the Intersolar Europe in Munich. An iPad version of the designer will be available at the App Store soon.

Solar Module Designer

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Interactive Research Table at Erik Spiekermann Retrospective

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In recognition of Erik Spiekermann being awarded the German Design Award for his outstanding contribution to Design in Germany, the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin will be exhibiting an extensive body of his work.

We are pleased to display our interactive research table at the show. The multi-touch interface offers an insight into Erik Spiekermann‘s network of partners – visualizing relations between them and a multitude of works.

The table was developed by the designers network Plural (Kilian Krug und Severin Wucher in cooperation with Markus Lerner).

»Erik Spiekermann – The Face of Type«
23. März – 6. Juni 2011
Opening: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 · 7pm

Bauhaus Archiv
Klingelhöferstraße 14
10785 Berlin

Further information and pictures

Project website:
was-war-deutsches-grafik-design.de