In conjunction with the fifth Ars Electronica exhibition "Human Factor – Endless Prototyping", artist Tobias Nolte talks with Jan Kage from FluxFM about his currently exhibited work "Mine the Scrap" and his artistic practice in general. As an alternative to costly recycling of construction-site waste materials, "Mine the Scrap" finds a new use for each small part. The software scans the material and calculates a way to combine the pieces into a new form.
In English. Admission is free.
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Tobias Nolte (GER) is a co-founder of the Certain Measures design studio. Before he started his own business, he worked as the director of Gehry Technologies in New York, where he headed a team of architects and designers focusing on the development of parametric and computer-aided methodologies in design and building construction. Prior to that he worked as the head of the European office of Gehry Technologies in Paris, where he collaborated with renowned international design firms, including Gehry Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Snohetta, UNStudio, Coop Himmelb(l)au and many others. Before joining Gehry Technologies, he was research assistant at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and worked for Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. Nolte taught digital design at the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He also worked as a design critic for institutions, including the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), the MIT and the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA). Nolte studied in Berlin and Los Angeles and earned a degree in architecture from the Technical University Berlin.
Under the title "Human Factor – Endless Prototyping", some 30 international artists explore the conflict between the opportunities and risks of man-made progress. The group exhibition will be open at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum until August 27, 2016. "Human Factor – Endless Prototyping" features artworks that address the key issues and challenges of the digital age and reflect the human factor in the context of an increasingly engineered environment.