The Story of Mobile Experience
Technology, content and structure for local based applications



29.-30. March 2006



Dr. Michael Angermann
DLR, Wesseling

Aram Bartholl, Berlin

Aram Bartholl wurde am 27.12.1972 in Bremen geboren. Seit 1995 lebt und arbeitet er in Berlin. Er studierte an der UdK Berlin Architektur und schloss dort als Diplom Ingenieur 2001 mit der Arbeit "Daten am Ort"ab. Mit dieser Arbeit gewann er auch den Browserday Wettbewerb 2001. Während des Studiums absolvierte er ein 10-Monatiges Praktikum in dem Architekturbüro MVRDV Rotterdam. Als studentische Hilfskraft begleitete er Uniprojekte von Phillip Oswalt, Wilfried Hackenbroich und Anna Klingmann in den Jahren 1997-2000. Aram Bartholl arbeitet neben seiner künstlerischen Tätigkeit freiberuflich als Konzepter und Gestalter für u.a. MVRDV, DMC Wien, Fraunhofer Institut Fokus, Institut for Electronic Business und City & Bits.

Dr. Christian Bürgy
Böblingen, texxmo

Christian Bürgy studied Civil Engineering at Technical University Darmstadt. During his studies, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Numerical Methods and Informatics in Civil Engineering at TU Darmstadt and as freelance software developer. While doing his doctorate with a stipend by Robert Bosch GmbH at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Christian Bürgy was responsible for the conceptualization, development and presentation of projects on wearable computers in idustrial applications. At CMU he was co-founder of the Mobile and Wearable Computer-Aided Engineering Systems Lab. In 2003 Christian Bürgy joined the team of xybernaut GmbH, which in a kind of management buy-out turned into teXXmo GmbH & Co. KG.

Taeyoon Choi
Shoot me if you can, Seoul

Taeyoon Choi creates performance and media projects using human body in relation with moving image, site, and time. He presented series of controversial happenings about culture and violence in both public and gallery settings with the team Jangseung, a multinational artist group formed in Chicago. His travel-diary video series in 2002~2004, ‘Express to nowhere,’ are about foreign countries seen through the eyes of a cultural tourist.
His recent experimentations with locative media and wearable computer deal with the issues of locality and object of desire. Collaboratively with Interactive & Practice (a team of artists, engineers and researchers from other disciplines) at the Art center Nabi, he developed urban game using camera phone; ‘Shoot me if you can’ and psychogeographic experiment; ‘Sell your morning walk’. In ‘Shoot me if you can’ participants are ought to take a photo of opponent team member and send it to the gamer server via MMS. It is inspired by first person shooting game and possible violence use of surveillance camera.
His most recent performance, ‘Object of desire’, was about camera phone users as an everyday tourist and their desire to photograph using wearable computer system with multiple webcams triggered by heartbeat. Human perception of space, cognitive mapping, and global issues are inspiration for locative media projects.
Choi and the team Jangseung is currently working on a new project: Movable Types and Instant Spaces, a wearable architecture project inspired by movable structures in Korean urban area. The project will be exhibited at the Container Culture exhibit in ISEA 2006 San Jose.
Choi has B.F.A in Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently researching as a M.S student in Culture Technology at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He currently lives and works in Seoul, Korea.

Romana Fichtner
FH Augsburg

Dr. Fiebig
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Stefan Holtel
Vodafone Group Research & Development .DE
Stefan Holtel received a degree as a Mathematisch-Technischer Assistent from the Chamber of Commerce, Cologne, Germany, in the early 90s. He joined courses on different acting methods and finished a trainee programm as a theatre group coach at LAG Reutlingen, Germany, in 1999. Additionally he has been practising hatha yoga since 1996, Zazen since 1998 and achieved a degree as Iyengar Hatha Yoga ( teacher in 2003 at SKA, Bad Wörishofen, Germany.
In 2000 he joined Vodafone Pilotentwicklung, the German site of the global Vodafone Global R&D ( For the latter he identifies future technical, societal, and political trends, forages for disruptive technologies and creates business opportunities. His special regards are exploring methods, tools, and processes for the creation of next generation mobile services. His main focus comprises visioneering and managing trials and demonstrations with unprecedented mobile services in multi-partner project environments.

Prof. KP Ludwig John

Univ. of applied sciences Augsburg
received a diploma “Kunst, Media & Technologie”, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (1991) and graduated as Meisterschüler at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (1992).
Between 1993 and 1995 has been teaching at the media arts dept. there.
He has founded and organized the MedienbiennaleLeipzig 1992 and 1994.
From 1995 on he lives and works in Munich and Augsburg.
Member of "Die Veteranen".
For his interactive art work see
Between 1999 and 2002 he was a board member at Medienforum München.
S ince 1998 KP Ludwig John is Prof. for interactive media design
at university of applied sciences Augsburg and established the research focus „mobile experience. He is also Co-founder of

Dieter Kolb
Siemens München

Horst Konietzny
xinober, Univ. of applied sciences Augsburg
Regisseur und Dramaturg lebt in München. Inszenierungen in den Grenzbereichen von Musik, bildender Kunst und Theater. Realisation von Kunstprojekten im öffentlichen Raum. Arbeiten zum Thema kultureller Stadtentwicklung. Lehre und Projektentwicklung in Bezug auf die performativen Aspekte der "neuen Kommunikationstechnologien" . Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt hier auf der Beschäftigung mit mobilen Medien und der Entwicklung  von Formen interaktiver Dramaturgie.
Mitgründer von XINOBER

Dr. Axel Küpper
Ludwig Maximilian Univ. Munich

Axel Küpper received a diploma in computer science in 1996 and his Ph. D in 2001 from Aachen University of Technology, Germany. Since 2001 Küpper has worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Communication Systems and Computer Networks of Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. His research activities focus on the fields of distributed systems and mobile communications. Küpper has carried out several research projects about location and context awareness. He is author of the book "Location-based Services: Fundamentals and Operation" published by Wiley in 2005.

Dr. Patrick Robertson
DLR, Wesseling
Patrick Robertson was born in Edinburgh, in 1966. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, in 1989 and a Ph.D. from the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich, in 1995. Since 1990 he has been working at the Institute for Communications Technology at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. From 1990 to 1993 he shared this position with a part time teaching post at the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich. He has been active in the fields of mobile packet transmission, digital terrestrial television (DVB-T), and digital communications networks, and since January 1999 he is acting as leader of the research group "Broadband Systems". Since 2000 he is has been acting as project manager of the national German Project “Heywow” and contributed to the definition of the Heywow architecture for mobile services across heterogeneous networks. Dr. Robertson's has published numerous scientific papers and holds several international patents in the areas of communications networks, mobile service discovery, indoor navigation, and systems for travel and tourist applications on wireless information devices.

Prof. Dr. Georg Schneider
Univ. of applied sciences Trier

Georg Schneider studied Computer Science and Econnomics at the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, where he received his Diploma degree in 1995. During his studies, he has been working at the Intelligent User Interfaces Department of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Afterwards he joined the Siemens Telecooperation Center. In 1999 he received his PhD in Computer Science form the Saarland University. In the same year he moved to the USA, where he has been working for the Multimedia Department of Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, New Jersey. Since 2001 he is a full Professor for Multimedia at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier. His main research focus are mobile and ubiquitous applications. He is member of different program and steering committees in the field of Mobile Computing. He has realized a location based outdoor guide for the State Garden Show 2004 in Trier. Furthermore he is working with Siemens Mobile on an Infrastructure for advanced Mobile Applications. Currently he investigates the extension of the E-learning system MOVII towards mobile learning scenarios.

Herr Schorer
Vianovis, Betzigau

Dr. Jürgen v. Stenglin
xinober, München

Prof. Dr. Thomas Strang
DLR, Wesseling
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Strang studied computer science at the University of Technology (RWTH) in Aachen and received his Diploma degree (Dipl.-Inform.) in 1998. At this time his special interests have been on communication and distributed systems, including high speed networks and telecommunications, local area networks, multimedia communications, computer graphics and security. His diploma thesis was about a video gateway to support video streaming to mobile clients.
Parallel to university he has been working in industry from 1988 to 2000, where he gained experiences in design, development and management of several projects in the area of large scale security systems.

Since July 2000 he is working as a researcher with the Institute of Communications and Navigation at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. Here his research focus is on ubiquitous and pervasive computing, location- and context-awareness, service discovery and execution frameworks, Semantic Web and smart mobile devices.

Since 2004 he is responsible for the Institute’s programme in transportation research, which includes new services for intelligent transportation systems and ad-hoc vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
In 2003 he was awarded a Doctor’s degree in natural sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Munich, Germany, with a dissertation on service interoperability in ubiquitous computing environments.

Since October 2004 he is a professor for computer science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and also gives lectures at the University of Munich. In addition, he is an Executive Director at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in Innsbruck, Austria, since 2005 where he also leads a research group on ubiquitous services.

Gerd Waizmann
proTime GmbH für
Prien am Chiemsee

Christian Wiener
Designer, München

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Katharine Willis
Univ. Bremen

Katharine S. Willis was born in London in 1972. Her work over the last ten years has focused on exploring ways in which we interact with our spatial surroundings in the context of new technologies. These projects investigate navigation, wayfinding and identity and the transformative possibilities of mobile and wireless technologies. She is currently a doctoral researcher in the Spatial Cognition program at the University of Bremen, Germany, funded by a DAAD doctoral scholarship. Prior to this she was based in London, UK and worked as an interactive artist on a number of public art commissions.
Katharine’s training is in architecture, with a degree in Architecture from the University of Manchester (1996), a Diploma in Architecture from Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London (1998) and a Masters In Architecture also from UCL ( 2001). She has lectured widely in UK and Europe, and is currently working on a book chapter to be published in 2006, which explores the nature of spatial experience of mobile and wireless technologies.
Her blog is at