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

Travelscope – a visual exploration of the travel freedom attached to passports

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The weight and the travel freedom attached to a passport vary drastically across nationalities. International visa-regulations are very complex and often non-transparent. They reflect the economical and geopolitical situations as well as the relationships of countries.

This interactive experiment aims to cast some light on these structures and make it easy to find out which countries an individual of a certain nationality can travel to without a visa or with visa on arrival.

I wanted to create an intuitive and instant way to find out how many countries a certain national can travel to without a visa or with visa on arrival – and which nationals can enter a certain country without a visa.

The web application also features a responsive design and directly works on any iOS device (iPhone/iPad) running iOS 8 or newer and on recent Android versions.

The interactive map is programmed using D3.js and Three.js; the visa data are pulled from Wikipedia in regular intervals.

Online application:
https://www.markuslerner.com/travelscope/

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.

T-Mobile MyFaves Icon Generator

T-Mobile MyFaves Icon GeneratorI recently finished the animation programming of an icon generator for T-Mobile. Users can create their own avatar and download it to their mobile phone via bluetooth. You can play with it in many T-Mobile shops, mainly the T-Punkts.
The design and project management was done by Mutabor, Hamburg.

Update: The MyFaves Icon Generator won the IF Award for Communication Design and the Red Dot Award in 2008.

Outerspace at Ars Electronic Center

0_outerspace_rebuildMy colloborator Andre Stubbe and me took our robot, Outerspace, through a long process of enhancement. After an extensive reconstruction with 3D modelling software, the new hinges were made from Delrin with a state-of-the-art 5-achsis CNC machine.

From 1 May 2007, the new improved Outerspace will be part of the permanent exhibition at the Museum of the Future, part of the Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria.

You can interact with the robot in the RoboLab on the first floor. It is part of the theme field “With all Senses”. The new location of the Ars Electronica Center in Graben 15 in the heart Linz town, Austria. The opening week starts on May 16, 2007.