interaction design
physical interaction

the robot quartet
imagine the beam
machinic trajectories
cursor caressor eraser
the art machine

consumer tools
visualization in VR
visual code

Pixelstorm is Andres Wanner

I am a physicist, communication designer, artist and instructor for digital design and media art.


October 24: "Bot Or Not", Zurich School of the Arts (ZHdK), Talk about Robotic Drawing
September 18: ScienceComm 14, Beromünster, "Imagine The Beam", Poster about Science-Visualizations
Blurred Lines
August 8-10: Blurred Lines, at Expressive 2014, Vancouver. Science-Visualizations "Imagine the Beam".

As a communication designer (for companies, 2008, and Neurostatus Sytems, 2013-2014), I aim at conveying complexity through visual and interactive experiences. My current project investigates the role of digital interactivity in an educational context.

In my artistic work, I investigate errors and inacurracies in mechanic machines and robots. My interactive installations and drawing robots have been presented internationally, among others at SIGGRAPH (USA) 2010, New Forms Festival (CAN) 2011 and 2012, interfiction (D) 2013. I have acted as the arts chair and exhibition curator of the Computational Aesthetics conference 2011. Currently, with the Basel-based "Forum für Komputerkultur (Kk)", I organize a series of talks on creative technology by media producers.

As a researcher in art and design, I have contributed to renowned research projects (e.g. Living Memory, HGK Basel 2004) and actively engage myself within the academic discourse (publications and workshops at conferences CAe 2011, CHI 2011, xCoAx 2013 and 2014).

Since 2003 I have taught digital design, media art and programming at universities in Switzerland, Germany, Canada and the US. I have published the first educational publication in German about the Processing environment. I teach at the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), and am affiliated with Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada as an Adjunct Professor.


Forum für Komputerkultur
Visual Code

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Processing-booklet (in German)

In the background of this page, you see an experiment in processing.js: lines are drawn to random points on a grid, and eventually start forming a maze.