IF - Workshops 3: Accessibility // Sensing and Desensitisation

Monday, 19 October 2020 9:30 AM - Thursday, 22 October 2020 4:00 PM [CET]

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Monday, 19 October 2020 9:30 AM - Thursday, 22 October 2020 4:00 PM [CET]

Workshops 3: Accessibility


Lucas Nijs & Tom De Smet & Frederik De Bleser

Sensing and Desensitisation


European Union National Institutes for Culture Warsaw & Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies

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Frederik De Bleser is a PhD researcher and professor at the Sint Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. His research focuses on the link between art and technology, developing free software tools for generative design, data visualisation and creative AI. He co-founded the Experimental Media Research Group (EMRG) in 2004. He coordinates the new master in Digital Media Data starting in 2020-2021. Using NodeBox as a tool he has organised data visualisation workshops in France, Italy, Finland, Poland, Lithuania and Canada. His open-source work is included in tools and applications reaching millions of people. He has worked commercially creating visualisations for one of the largest Belgian newspapers and an interactive art installation for the Research Foundation Flanders. In his free time he is a coach for Hack Your Future, organizing and teaching web development to refugees.

About Frederik De Bleser


Lucas Nijs has been a freelance graphic designer since 1981. He was employed at Apple Computer Europe from 1989-1994. He has been teaching new media, graphic design and experimental typography at the Sint Lucas School of Arts (Antwerp, BE), the Plantin Genootschap (BE, until 2005) and the Lahti Institute of Design (FI) since 1983. In 2004, he founded the Experimental Media Research Group. He has coordinated research funded by the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders, and co-promotes PhD theses of Tom De Smedt and Frederik De Bleser.

About Lucas Nijs