Moritz Greiner-Petter

Selected projects

Moritz Greiner-Petter

I am a designer and design researcher with a background in visual communication and digital media design. Currently I am developing my PhD thesis at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures. As a researcher and practicioner I am interested in exploring the aesthetics and epistemes of information technologies through practice. My work takes the form of critical artifacts, technical prototypes as well as writing, among other.

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since 2013
Junior researcher at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures, Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel

2012—2013
Designer at Fraunhofer Society, Department for Responsible Research and Innovation, Berlin

2012
Graduation in Visual Communications (diploma) at the Berlin University of the Arts, College of Architecture, Media and Design.

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Selected Projects
Displayce — Interface / Play, 2014

Displayce is a series of experimental web interface patterns which appropriate the functionalities of Google's mapping service. In a manner of purposeless play they try to allow for unintentional usage and perplexing aesthetics of (dis)orientation.

www.jammersplit.de/displayce
Precise Ambiguities — Critical Objects / Graduation Project, 2012

Precise Ambiguities is a collection of self-critical Denkwerkzeuge (tools of thought). The project consists of a number of metaphorical artifacts trying to reflect on our ability to relate to the world and its phenomena through the tools we create. By irritations in their conventional form or behaviour the project tries to shift the focus to the unmarked blind spots of our tools of thought, especially our digital ones.

www.precise-ambiguities.net
Scope — Installation / Tangible Time, 2009

Scope is a digitally augmented installation that allows you to haptically interact with a set of chronological image data. A growth process of plants is captured alongside the installation is exhibited. Sand on a reactive surface represents an amount of time passed. By manipulating the sand different moments of the growth process can be made visible projected directly upon the material. The visual data becomes apparently materialized in an interaction that metaphorically and sensually suits the content. → Video
Mirrorcle — Installation / Slow Media, 2009


Mirrorcle exposes hidden messages through a person's breath. Due to its slowness and fuzzyness the developed display technology shows intriguing analogue qualities. The narrative potentials of the protoype were explored with short oracle-like messages triggered by the proximity of a person.
Memo — Interactive Object / Gestures, 2009

Memo is a prototype for a gadget that allows to store short messages for display in public or private spaces. The box itself works as an input device that decodes writing gestures to letters, somewhat like a clumsy digital stylus. The resulting message can be displayed by tilting the box and is stored, for others to discover. → Video
Coincidences — Booklet / Techno-Poetics, 2011

Coincidences exposes arbitrary, yet ironical connections between words that are implicit in the T9 predictive text technology that was commonly used for text messaging in cell phones (not so long ago). As a specific combination of keypresses on the number pad can represent different words of a T9 dictionary they coincidentally get interchangeable. The booklet consists of a selection of these semantic jokes hidden in the encoding technology.
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