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.
2D or not 2D that is the question
Good vs. Evil, Mac vs Pc, Silverlight vs. Flash, 2D vs. 3D - it seems like some eternal battles will never end.
In the world of Flash the forces of 3D have made some serious ground in the past years and given the 2D crowd a hard time.
Anonymous support groups for 2D believers with inferiority complexes are booked up for months. But time has come to fight back!
At its core Flash is 2D - it has still so much to give and one or the other surprise up its sleeve.
Mario will show you some aspects of 2D Actionscript coding that you might have overlooked or underestimated in the past and which may awake new passion for some cosy 2D fondling with the old lady in you.