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RT @brainpicker: Beautiful Brain – the stunning drawings of neuroscience founding father Santiago Ramón y Cajal (HT… 
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... years ago you’d turn to the church. Today, we expect algorithms to provide us with the answer—who to date, ... 
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The rise of driverless cars and trucks is just a start. It’s not just blue-collar jobs that AI endangers. via @WIRED 
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Machine Learning as a creative tool “Rebecca Fiebrink @ alt-AI” on #Vimeo 
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Irma Boom’s Library, Where Pure Experimentalism Is on the Shelf 
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Is predictive text robbing us of our ability to write? | South China Morning Post via @SCMP_News 
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RT @ObservationsLab: Talking about Seeing. Observational Practices and the Everyday. Panel Discussion, December 15, Parsons New York. https… 
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RT @ObservationLab: Babylonians observed Jupiter and used geometry to track its movements 
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RT @RobertVinluan: I made a new bot this weekend! Cheap Bots Done Quick + SVG = lots of pics of birds on wires: @__birds__ #botAlly https:/… 
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Parsons is looking for an Assistant Professor of Interaction and Media Design. 
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Participate now! THE PHAISTOS PROJECT | @45symbols : Globalmurmurs 16/17 
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RT @parsons_bfacd: Join us tonight for the BFA Communication Design book and web launch party! RSVP here: https://t… 
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RT @45symbols: @45symbols at @TYPOBER last day today. Come visit us and get your magazine and open call flyer. 
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@45symbols The Phaistos Project at @NYCxDESIGN PARSONS FESTIVAL: Opening Reception at South Street Seaport, May 9, 6-8PM, 117 Beekman, NYC 
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Astrid Awards, Corporate Publishing — Employee Publications, GOLD for our digital product *one magazine* 
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Transform data into stories. Fun to browse. Data USA by M.I.T: 
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RT @45symbols: The Phaistos Project in Beirut. Randa Abdel Baki gives a talk about FORTY FIVE SYMBOLS… 
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RT @45symbols: Wonderful exhibition by @UHstudio302 Senior Students: 900—20 designers, 45 symbols each. https://t.c… 
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RT @Clarii_D: Nomad Script featured in new 45 Symbols publication, thanks to Pascal Glissmann @ Parsons The New School for Design https://t… 
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RT @parsons_bfacd: A sneak peak of Prof. Glissmann’s class project @45symbols #parsons_bfacd #intheclassroom https:… 
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The FORTY FIVE SYMBOLS magazine #2 will be out soon! Blue and Yellow! 
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Poly: Share and learn every language in the world. Support Parsons grads and their fantastic project on kickstarter: 
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The ‘Memoire’ Typeface Changes Like a Memory as You Use It via WIRED 
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Great outline for the upcoming class at NYU’s ITP: “Machine learning for artists” by @genekogan 

Pascal Glissmann is a media designer, artist, scholar and founder of the studio subcologne.

He is currently Assistant Professor of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
Pascal holds an MFA in Media Arts/Media Design from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and a BFA in Communication Design from the University of Applied Sciences Duesseldorf.
In 2010 and 2011 he was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Lebanese-American University, School of Architecture and Design, in Beirut.
He became Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Academy of Visual Arts, in 2007 where he set up the curriculum and infrastructure for the areas of media design and media arts.
He joined the Academy of Media Arts Cologne as a full-time faculty in 2001 and focused on creative approaches to new media and technology within applied design projects and emerging installations.


2015 All Exits Are Final
Review, GlasMoog, Cologne, Germany

2014 Colmena, electronic pattern parasite | All Makers Now? Falmouth University’s Penryn Campus, UK (catalogue)

2012 electronic life forms | Here comes the sun
Children’s Museum Münster, Germany

2011 electronic life forms | Here comes the sun
Biosphäre Potsdam, Germany

2011 electronic pattern parasite University of Oslo, Norway

2010 Colmena
Miró Foundation Mallorca (catalogue)

2009 electronic life forms | Shift Time, Darwin Festival
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury (catalogue)

2009 *fusion magazine | WE LOVE MAGAZINE LIBRARY
Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

2009 electronic life forms | Arts Numeriques & Multimedia
‘Les Bouillants’, Rennes, France

2009 *fusion magazine | The MAGAZINE OF OMOTESANDO HILLS library
MOOH, Omotesando Hills building, Tokyo, Japan

2008 electronic life forms | Urban Living
Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA (catalogue)
2007 electronic life forms | FASTFORWARD ON NEW MEDIA ART
Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Napels, Italy

2006 electronic life forms | Matchmaking Festival
Matchmaking, Trondheim, Norway (catalogue)

2006 nest |Permanent Installation Opening
Super Computing Centre, Stuttgart, Germany

2006 electronic life forms | STRP
STRP Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2006 electronic life forms | SKUC
SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2005 electronic life forms | Digital Playground
Arts Center Uijeongbu, Ujeongbu, Korea (catalogue)

2005 electronic life forms | Hybrid Festival
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria (catalogue)

2005 electronic life forms | Siggraph
Siggraph, Convention Centre, Los Angeles, USA (catalogue)

2005 electronic life forms | Pixelache
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

2005 electronic life forms | New Media Art Festival Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)

2004 cyclebot | Museumnight
Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Cologne, Germany

2004 electronic life forms | Artbots
Artbots, New York City, USA

2004 electronic life forms | New Forms Festival
Roundhouse Arts Centre, Vancouver, Canada (catalogue)

2004 treets | c/o pop
c/o pop, Cologne, Germany

2004 subcologne | Paso Ögrenci Filmeri Festivali
Ankara, Turkey

2004 subcologne | Em Transito
Lissabon, Portugal 2004 (catalogue)

2004 cyclebot Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

2003 Knitbots | Imagine Interface
Brussels, Belgium

Publications & Articles

FORTY FIVE SYMBOLS Magazine #2: Social Change
Initiator, Author, Contributor. New York-Cologne 2016

Globality of Language and Culture; Rewriting
四十五符號: 民族志視覺軼事 ── 語言和文化的全球性;重寫
AVA, Magazine for VIsual Arts and Artists
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong, 2015

Electronic Pattern Parasite
Carte Blanche, Academy of Media Arts Cologne 2015, pp 64-68

2014 FORTY FIVE SYMBOLS Magazine #1: Phaistos Disc
Initiator, Author, Contributor. New York/Cologne, 2015, pp 8-12

2014 “All Makers Now”, Exhibition Catalogue
Falmouth University, 2014, pp 87-88

2010 Colmena
Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s Award 2010, Publication

2007 typefusion (*fusion magazine)
Cologne, Germany

2007 suomifusion (*fusion magazine)
Cologne, Germany

2007 xxxfusion (*fusion magazine)
Cologne, Germany

2007 “New Media & Artificial Life”
JUNKJET, Knowledge, Art and Architecture, Karlsruhe, Germany

2005 “Siggraph 2005”, Exhibition Catalogue
ACM Siggraph, 2005, p.70-71

2005 “Hybrid”, Exhibition Catalogue
Ars Electronica, 2005, p.212

2005 “Filmwinter”, Exhibition Catalogue
Kunstverein Baden-Württemberg, 2005, p.60

2004 “Technography”, Exhibition Catalogue
New Forms Media Society, 2004, p.40

2004 “Japan Media Arts Festival”, Exhibition Catalogue
Japan Media Arts Festival, 2004, p.60

2003 “Glocal Art and Design Education”
NIFCA Publication: „Reapproaching New Media“ Helsinki, Finland

2000 Subway
„Net Art Guide“, Frauenhofer Institute, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2000


2016 Typo Berlin | Germany
“The Phaistos Project | 45 Symbols”

2011 Typo Berlin | Germany
“The semiotic landscape of bilingual cities”

2006 Matchmaking Conference | Trondheim, Norway
“Art & Technology” paper presentation

2005 Siggraph | Los Angeles, USA
“Electronic Life Forms” poster presentation

2005 Siggraph | Los Angeles, USA
“Devices, where is the art?”, Artist talk & panel discussion

2004 NFF Conference | Vancouver, Canada
“Artists and the meaning of Technology” panel discussion

Invited and Guest Lectures

2014 “The Phaistos Disc: Visual language & Writing Systems”
Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany

2013 “Visual Identity” | Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany

2005 “Artificial Life” | Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki,

2004 “Art and Technology” | Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

2004 “electronic life forms” | Pratt Institute, Manhattan, New York City

2004 “electronic life forms” | Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York City