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Pascal Glissmann is a designer, media artist, and educator based in New York. His research-driven practice explores the merging of the natural, the artificial, and the speculative. Since 2001, he has held academic positions alongside his creative practice in Cologne, Hong Kong, Beirut, and New York. This journey through diverse urban habitats with eclectic everyday artifacts activated research interests that span across cultures and beyond disciplinary boundaries. Collaborative internationally recognized projects include OBJECT AMERICA (with Selena Kimball), The Phaistos Project — Forty-five Symbols (with Andreas Henrich and Olivier Arcioli), and electronic life forms (with Martina Hoefflin).

Pascal is currently Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Parsons School of Design in New York. He 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.

SomoS | Berlin, August 15 – October 31
Artist Residency
VISAP 18 Data and Identities | Berlin, October 23 – 26
Exhibition: The Phaistos Project
Scopesessions | Berlin, October 11
Artist Talk
Global Control | Riga, September 13 – 15
Conference Talk: The Phaistos Project
Conference Talk: Observational Practices & Control

Bienále Brno
| Brno, May 10 – August 26
Exhibition: The Phaistos Project

SPHINX Festival | Thebes, June 2 – 9
Exhibition: The Phaistos Project
Cumulus Conference | Paris, April 11 – 13
Conference Talk: Observational Practices and the Everyday
Beyond Change Conference | Basel, March 7 – 9
Conference Talk: Ways of Looking at a Design Object
Conference Talk: From the Phaistos Disc to the Golden Records
GlogouAIR | Berlin, February 6
Workshop & Talk: Transdisciplinary Observational Practices

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 | 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
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