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MAEID [Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst] is an interdisciplinary practice questioning the relationship between the human, space and performativity. The work needs to be understood as a seamless interaction between computation, the material and the virtual, living systems & machines.

MAEID is led by Daniela Mitterberger and Tiziano Derme.

Within the team are operating collaborating continously different professionals and artists.

MAEID FutureRetrospectiveNarrative / Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst

Vienna, Zurich, Innsbruck
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2019, [Human : Computer ] workshop and symposium

if you are in Vienna join us for the Prequel on the 04.12 to our workshop [Human:Computer] Interfaces at Die Angewandte. It is an evening with presentations and discussions about Biomediality, Human-machine communication, AI and Cybernetics. The prequel is followed by a 2 day workshop tutored by Martin Gasser, Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme! Looking forward!

2019, OU\ /ERT : Phytophilie – Chlorophobie – Savoirs Situés, Emmetrop-Transpalette Bourges

Communicating with plants, updating their relationship with and knowledge of witchcraft, inventing eco-technical systems where humans become superfluous, dancing with phytoplankton, planting herbicide-resistant gardens or planting virtual trees to offset the CO2 footprint of our digital life, performing the sick body with organ or molecular transplants, or synthesizing hyper-toxic green pigments, far from the images of the idealised pastoral nature... The OU\ /ERT artists open up debates around the pervasive greenness trope, get physically involved and bring plants and other symbiotic creatures into the limelight. Trans-species alliances that challenge anthropocentric claims in the age of ubiquitous greenwashing. Distrustful of green and superficial metaphors, they insist on the importance of situated knowledges related to our chlorophyllous fellow organisms, essential for all other forms of life.

Gilberto Esparza (Mexico)

Špela Petrič (Slovenia)

Quimera Rosa (France/Argentina)

Adam Brown (United States)

Agnes Meyer-Brandis (Germany)

Eva-Maria Lopez (Germany)

Joana Moll (Spain)

Francisco López (Spain)

Baggenstos & Rudolf (Switzerland)

Karine Bonneval (France)

Magali Daniaux & Cédric Pigot (France)

Jean Marc Chomaz, with Giancarlo Rizza & Vincenzo Giannini (France)

José Le Piez & Patricia Chatelain (France)

La Bruja de Texcoco (Mexico)

Lechedevirgen Trimegisto (Mexico)

Dance for Plants (France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium)

Tina Tarpgaard (Denmark)

Roger Rabbitch (Spain)

Pedro Soler (Ecuador)

Tiziano Derme & Daniela Mitterberger (Italy/Austria)

2019, anotHER VIEWture Daniela Mitterberger will give a talk about  “Machines, Architecture and Robots” as part of the Ars electronica festival.
2019, Ars Electronica

MAEID exhibits the work "The eye of the Other" at Ars Electronica Postcity.

The Eye of the Other beschreibt audiovisuell die nonverbale Kommunikation zwischen Menschen und Fledermäusen, durch die Untersuchung, Übersetzung und Manipulation des Blickes der Fledermaus – der Echoortung. Das multimodale und immersive Werk beschreibt eine Realität in der die Grenzen unserer Lebenserfahrung durch die Erfoschung der tieferen Bedeutung der wechselseitigen Beziehung und der Kommunikation zwischen Mensch und Tier überwunden werden. Der menschliche Blick trifft auf den gleichwertigen, jedoch grundlegend anders zu verstehenden tierischen Blick. The Eye of the Other reflektiert, wie digitale Livestreaming-Technologien und Machine Learning verwendet werden können, um die menschlichen Sinne zu erweitern und neue Kommunikations- und Autorenformate, Empathie und Koexistenz zu fördern. Das Kunstwerk lässt das Menschliche und das Nichtmenschliche, das Lokale und das Ferne kollidieren und schafft dadurch neue kulturelle Räume, die durch die Metadomäne einer neuen Sprache gebildet werden. Diese topologische Wende weist auf eine mögliche Zukunft hin, in der die klaren Grenzen zwischen Mensch und dem Anderen verschwimmen könnten, um einer neuen Viel-Arten-Gesellschaft Platz zu machen. In diesem Sinne soll der Blick nicht als etwas verstanden werden, das man hat oder anwendet, sondern als Beschreibung einer Beziehung, in die man eintritt.

2019, ACADIA: Ubiquity and Autonomy

We had such a great time presenting our paper on 𝗦𝗼𝗶𝗹 𝟯𝗗-𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴. The research combined robotic binder-jetting processes with organic composites for biodegradable soil structures. The research explicates a relational style of thinking (counter current trends of digital reductionism) forming architecture as a plurality of “Um-Welten”, - a plurality of environments.  

If you are interested in reading it please find the full version here:

2019, Dutch Design Week Eindhoven

The Dutch Design week is an unique event with over 2,600 (inter)national designers, showcasing their work spread over 120 locations throughout the city of Eindhoven, there was more to see at DDW19 than ever before. 

MAEID teamed up with CONCR3DE to showcase a structure using generative algorithms inspired by natural structures, the project would help to create new habitats and restore fragile environments. 

2019, AUGMENT AND DISRUPT conference

Augment and Disrupt is a 3-day mini-festival that will explore various urgent topics surrounding the interactions between art, society and technology; from the contested territories of new digital platforms to the future of the interface.

The programme of Augment and Disrupt is built around the annual conference of EMAP, the European Media Art Platform. EMAP is Europe’s biggest network of media art organizations, with eleven members and various associate partners from countries all over Europe.

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The basic purpose of the program is to enable European artists to collaborate on projects and consequently to create closer bonds between European media organisations. The unification and extension of Europe, triggered by the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, has created new problems to be faced as well as new opportunities for cooperation and exchange. This period of transition has been characterized on the one hand, by the challenge to become more 'European'– which generally has meant, more homogenous – and, on the other, by a desire to define what constitutes national and regional identity, in order both to retrieve a sense of traditional cultures, now lost; and to consider how respective national and cultural identities might enrich and enhance one another, as opposed to being divisive.


At what point does an error become a mistake, a fail, and what makes it the celebrated source of unprecedented ideas and inventions? When is an error an oversight and when is it intentional deception, a fake?

An error is a discrepancy from what we expect, a deviation from the norm … but what is the norm and who establishes it? An error doesn’t have to be a mistake; it can be an opportunity!

2018, GLOBAL CONTROL conference

Marking the centennial anniversary of independent Latvia and Baltic countries, this year's festival takes up the call by becoming a space for artistic interventions and hot-button conversations addressing the complexity and future of digital society, especially with regards to ubiquitous surveillance and data privacy.

The anniversary festival conference titled GLOBAL CONTROL, investigates issues from three main perspectives:

Hybrid Wars and Post-Truth ,Surveillance and Immersion ,The Next Big Privacy

2017, NGV Triennale Melbourne

Voices is a digital editorial project and part of NGV Triennial.

The name of the project refers to the billions of voices that make up our global community. We wanted to see how the five Triennial themes, of time, virtual, change, movement and body, manifest in the real world, through the voices and practices of people working in fields like medicine, literature, creative arts and critical theory. 


The ACADIA 2016 Conference will foster design work and research from the worlds of practice and academia that lie at the intersection between procedural design, designed environments and autonomous machines. More specifically, this conference will seek to explore recent work within the current trend in computational design to develop and apply quasi-cognitive machines; the integration of software, information, fabrication and sensing to generate mechanisms for interfacing with the physical realm. 


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