Hi, nice to meet you in hyperspace! My name is Max and I'm a graphic designer, programmer, and researcher. I work independently for a variety of clients from the fields of architecture, science, education, fashion, and art. I've always been interested in political and social issues, and over the last few years, the engagement with the impact of digitization on society has become a focal point of my work.

In addition, I'm a Ph.D. Student in Digital Humanities at the University of Bern, member of the Institute of Design Research, and part of the Sinergia research project Participatory Knowledge Practices in Analog and Digital Image Archives funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) from 2021–2025. I'm a member of the Digitale Gesellschaft where I engage with questions around Digital Sustainability. As part of the artist collective Basel.codes I explore the potentials of creative coding and co-organize free programming classes. I live and work in Basel and St.Gallen.

2021–2025

Work

«Participatory Knowledge Practices in Analog and Digital Image Archives», Sinergia Project, Swiss National Science Foundation SNF

2021–now

Education

PhD Student, Digital Humanities, University of Bern

2021–now

Work

Researcher, Institute of Design Research, Bern University of the Arts HKB

2021 July

Course

«Digigène», Fundamentals of privacy and data economy, Big Biennale, Geneva

2021 March

Exhibition

«An Artistic Research Into The Use of Personal Data for Political Communication», The Wall group exhibition, Deep City Latsis Symposium, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Lausanne

2021 January

Lecture

«Critical Map Visualizations», Online Symposium Shifts in Mapping, Academy of Art and Design FHNW, HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Basel, with Ulrike Felsing

2021

Publication

«Critical Map Visualizations» with Ulrike Felsing, in Shifts in Mapping Maps as a tool of knowledge, edited by Christine Schranz, Transcript, Bielefeld (in press)

2021

Publication

«The Cycle of Data Collection and Utilization for Micro-Targeting Campaigns» in Deep City Climate Crisis, Democracy, and the Digital, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Lausanne (in press)

2020 November

Course

«Terminal & Twitter», Processing Community Day 2020, basel.codes, Basel

2020 February

Course

«Fundamentals in Digital Design Practice», Web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP), Institute for Visual Communication, Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel

December 2019 – January 2020

Exhibition

«I and the Machine: Experimenting with Digitality», media art group exhibition, Regionale20, E-Werk, Freiburg

June 2019

Exhibition

«Swiss Graphic Design», group exhibition, Teh-Chun Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

April 2019

Course

Creative coding (Processing/Java), with Mark Iandovka, Institute Hyperwerk, Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel

April 2019

Lecture

«How to Visualize Computational Propaganda», Interaction Design, Zürich University of the Arts ZhDK, Zürich

February 2019

Course

«P5js for Beginners», with Mark Iandovka, creative coding (Javascript), Processing Community Day 2019, Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel

February 2019

Lecture

«Processing Poster Generators», Processing Community Day 2019, HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Basel

March 2019

Course

«Copy It Right! On sharing, caring, data and network politics», with Yann Patrick Martins, Masterstudio Design, Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel

March 2019

Course

«0/1 – Black/White – On/Off – Dead/Alive», creative coding (Processing/Java), Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich

2018 – 2020

Education

Master Design (Major Research), Bern University of the Arts HKB

2016 – 2021

Work

Managing Director, Graphic Designer and Web Developer at Début Début GmbH, Basel

2014 – 2015

Work

Assistant, Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures, Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel

2014 – 2015

Work

Web Developer and Photographer at the Media Office Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel

2013 – 2016

Work

Self-employed Graphic Designer and Programmer, Basel

2013 – 2016

Education

Bachelor Visual Communication (Major Interaction Design), Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel

2009 – 2013

Work

Managing Director and Graphic Designer at we:pixel GmbH, St.Gallen

2006 – 2009

Education

Fachklasse Grafik, School of Design, St.Gallen