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/

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

More about the project

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

Interactive Berlin map in the Red Town Hall, Berlin

On 26 January the Governing Mayor, Klaus Wowereit, inaugurated the table in the foyer of the Berlin town hall.

On 26 January the new interactive “Be Berlin” table in the Berlin Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) was inaugurated by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit. The table in the shape of the city of Berlin shows sights and stories of the Be Berlin campaign on a satellite map. Visitors can explore facts and figures and zoom into places like the Brandenburg Gate, the Olympic stadium or the new Airport Berlin Brandenburg International (BBI). The ART+COM patented multitouch surface enables many users to explore the content at the same time.
I created the screen design and the programming at ART+COM together with Felix Hardmood Beck (exhibition design/draft/consulting) and Hermann Klöckner (consulting).
This saturday evening the installation is open to the public during the Long Night of Museums. Felix and me are going to be there throughout the evening from 6pm to 2am in the night to answer your questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Who can’t make it on saturday night or doesn’t happen to be in Berlin, can have a look at the table on each day the Town Hall is open to the public.

Interactive BeBerlin table
Foyer in front of the coat of arms hall (Wappensaal)
inside the Berlin Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus)
Entrance Rathausstraße
10178 Berlin Mitte
Long Night of Museums
Saturday, 31/01/2009
Further details and video on the project page.

OSRAM Reactive Sparks

osram_reactive_sparksI just created a new display for OSRAM Seven Screens in Munich on behalf of ART+COM, Berlin. OSRAM Seven Screens is an installation of seven double-sided vertical screens in front of the OSRAM main office in Munich, next to the highway “Mittlerer Ring”, one of the most congested roads in Munich and Germany.

For the display Reactive Sparks, the traffic on the street is tracked in real-time; each car creates a spark which moves across the screens. The Waves in the lower part of the display represent the amount of traffic in the past few minutes. More traffic results in higher waves with faster movement. The installation conveys the idea of energy and movement and translates it into a visual representation. The warm colours create a warm spot in the gray winter landscape. The display will run until April 2008.

I designed the display in collaboration with ART+COM and realized the programming in Java and OpenGL.

» Reactive Sparks documentation