Hej, I'm Thomas (Tomek) Ness, a designer, working in the scope of interactive installations, physical prototyping and generative graphics. I'm interested in creating rich and playful experiences with technology in physical space.
˥ Telepoesie 2008
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Designing, developing and evaluating interaction design patterns is a key focus in my work. I'm specialist in prototyping tangible interfaces and interactive media installation.
litfaß is a small, beech-framed e-ink display, connected with a website. She sits on the coffee-windowsill in our studio in Berlin.
Everyone who feels like can visit the website www.sssend.de and write us a message, nice words or amazing ideas they want to share with us during our coffee klatch. litfaß will knock, knock, knock and let you be part of our coffee chit chat.
My oldest profession is actually working as a light designer in theaters. I try to combine this work and knowledge with the installations I do, but I do light design for theaters and events, as well.
I'm always excite about coming to an theater and create space and atmosphere with light. I personally enjoy very much to working so close with all this different professions, coming together in a theater.
Teaching workshops and classes is very important to me. It forces me to intensively reflect on my own work and guidelines, like no other task does.
Since 2006 I teach part time course and workshops to design students. In this courses I mainly teach interaction design, often with a focus on tangible interface.
I teached courses among others at:
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, K3 (Malmö Högskola), ARS Electronica, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, IUAV (University of Venice), Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, Industrial Design Department in Magdeburg
cv ▸ 1982 born in Berlin
– 2003 starting my studies of communication design at University of Applied Siences Potsdam
– 2005/06 two terms studies of interaction design at k3 (Malmö Högskola)
– 2007/08 internship at Local Project LLC (New York City)
– 2008 urban intervention class at the Prasons school of Design, New York
– 2009/10 Lecturer and Coordinator for the Media Lab at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
– 2011 graduated from FH-Potsdam
In the past I had the great opportunity to show my work, teach or work for: medialab Madrid, Venice Biennale of Architecture, Berlinische Galerie, Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), Ars Electronica, CIID (Copenhagen), Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Google ATAP, Audi, HP, Factor Design, Studio NAND, Kram/Weisshaar, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Philharmonie Berlin, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Staatstheater Nürnberg and Svetlanov Hall (Moscow)