One of my last gigs in 2014 was for the German charity Aktion Mensch, in collaboration with Gabriele Heinzel, Marie Jacobi, Susanne Asheuer, Daniel Freymüller and Imke Schmidt. The conference under the heading “Inclusion 2025” discussed topics such as Inclusion at Work and Education, Social Responsibility, Public Space and Relationships, Technology and Digital Communication, and Innovation in Life Sciences. Below are the images I contributed:
Our images were also featured in the video documentation of the event:
Last November, Christoph Kellner and I did the graphic recording at the “Ankommen in Deutschland” conference in Leipzig, which discussed the situation of refugees in Germany from different perspectives. Our task was to listen for pertinent topics, and visualize them on pieces of A4 paper, which resulted in a sort of mosaic (image by Björn Bernat):
Björn also took some great pictures of us while working, this one is probably my favorite:
Last December, I did the graphic recording at the ICAN Civil Society Forum in Vienna, organized by ICAN Austria. The two days were filled with inspiring talks, although some of them were a real challenge to record, because they really moved me deeply. Chief among those talks was Tetsuko Thurlow‘s (Hiroshima survivor), who spoke about her experiences in a plain yet profound voice. While I found it very difficult to visualize her words, I am grateful that I was granted this experience, and I hope that my images will carry her message further.
After the Civil Society Forum, the images were exhibited at the Imperial Palace in Vienna (“Hofburg”) during the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons:
At last year’s Forum Solarpraxis, I had the honor of recording Dr. Klaus Töpfer, former federal minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, and former executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme. In his talk, he outlined a vision for the future of energy and climate policy, stressing the fact that the Western model of energy consumption cannot be exported to the rest of the world, without irrevocably damaging the planet. Transcript (in German).
Last September, I participated in the development of a new mission statement for Jägermeister, in cooperation with corporate and brand communications agency Klenk & Hoursch. The result was a summary of the process, as well as a “future tree” depicting possible directions for the company. This image also made the cover of “JägerNews”, Jägermeister’s employee magazine.
Last November, I did the graphic recording of the “Zugang Gestalten! / Shaping Access!” conference at Hamburger Bahnhof, organized by iRights.info, Wikimedia, the Open Knowledge Foundation and a bunch of other organizations. The result was a 5m x 1m scroll, featuring topics such as Cultural Heritage 3.0, Audiovisual Heritage, Jewish Cultural Heritage, and Knowledge and Language in the Digital Realm (click image for a larger version).
Hans-Georg Schöner took some great pictures of me and my work, below is my favorite shot, taken as I was approaching the end of the scroll:
Last year, I was asked to do the graphic recording at the Excellence in iGaming congress. I was thrilled about the job, because I love both digital and analog games, and I love drawing 8-bit video game characters and gambling paraphernalia such as poker chips, slot machines, and playing cards. My welcome message to the attendants features both in abundance:
Cyborg Unplug received a lot of press last year, after they announced a device that would automatically kick Google Glasses out of your wireless network. Now that Google has announced that they will discontinue the controversial device, the hype has died down, but Cyborg Unplug can still be used to get rid of a range of other surveillance devices.
Last year, the creators of Cyborg Unplug, Julian Oliver and Samim Wininger, asked me to make a number of illustrations explaining how to use the device. Here’s a screenshot from the Cyborg Unplug website: