Mario Klingemann, alias Quasimondo, is what you get when you cross the analytic mind of a coder with the creative fervor of an artist and add a little bit of mad scientist mentality to the mix.
In his aim to surprise himself and his audience he constantly tries to explore uncharted territories in order to discover unseen beauty and unthought ideas. Over the past years he increasingly focussed on machine learning to explore the field of artificial and augmented creativity.
A key factor in his work is the drive to overcome limitations by creatively repurposing and recombining objects and systems to reveal their hidden qualities.
His creations have been exhibited in international art shows and won acclaim among critics as exemplary pieces of net art. Pieces like his Neural Network portraits, Lowpoly Bot, Mona Tweeta, ScribblerToo, Flickeur, or Dada Visualization have made their way into uncounted best-of lists and got featured in many articles. In 2015 he won the Creative Award of the British Library, currently he is machine learning artist in residence at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris.
Mario enjoys sharing his explorations and discoveries on design and technology conferences worldwide, has co-founded the Munich FabLab and is working as a freelance code artist building creative tools, mobile apps and media installations.
The internet is a goldmine of data. Almost every week, sites all over the web are offering new APIs that allow developers to retrieve their information in a convenient way.
Other sites harbour interesting content but want to give it away only to humans, not to machines. But be it the easy or the hard way - data wants to be mined, processed, visualized or remixed and Flash is the perfect tool for this job.
Mario will show some of his experimental projects that mash up data coming from sources like Flickr, Amazon, YouTube, Lycos, or Yahoo. He will give an inside view into their making and offer hands-on solutions for typical Flash-related problems in this field