Winterwerkschau 2023: Projekte

Queer(y)ing Data: Re-Imaging and Re-Designing Personal Data


eingereicht von
Rosa van Koningsbruggen

Hanna Danilishyna, Megi Dema, Konstantina Marra, Nicolas Nielsen, Alisa Popp, Negar Rahnamae, Melek Sungur

Eva Hornecker, Rosa van Koningsbruggen


MediaArchitecture (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
Produktdesign (Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)),
Produktdesign (Master of Arts (M.A.)),
Human-Computer Interaction (Master of Science (M.Sc.))

Art der Präsentation


Data are increasingly used in our personal lives to quantify us, so predictions can be made on how we can live “happier, fitter, and better” lives [1]. Although this can be useful in certain contexts, it might not be desirable and useful to quantify all aspects of our lives, as humans tend to understand the world qualitatively, rather than numerically. For example, when communicating how sleepy we are, saying ‘I am 5 sleepy’ does not make much sense. In this project, 3 teams explored how to move beyond data’s current reductionist view. During the Winterwerkschau, 2 projects will be exhibited:

Emotion Bouquet by Alisa Popp and Hanna Danilishyna. Emotion Bouquet is a physical data representation that embodies the fleeting and ever-changing nature of our emotions through inflatable flowers.

Making Energy Consumption Personal by Negar Rahnamae, Konstantina Marra, and Melek Sungur. This project uses a physical model and an AR experience to make our personal energy consumption and its effects understandable beyond metrics and through our lived experience.

A third project by Megi Dema and Nicolas Nielsen explores the relation between data and our perception of our own bodies. This project will be exhibited after the Winterwerkschau.

[1] Chris Elsden, Mark Selby, Abigail Durrant, and David Kirk. 2016. Fitter, happier, more productive: what to ask of a data-driven life. interactions 23, 5 (September + October 2016), 45.

Ausstellungs- / Veranstaltungsort

  • Karl-Haußknecht-Straße 7