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When I finished school in the mid 70s I said "I want to build computers". OK, let's study Computer Engineering!

It took me a while to digest that I was quite ahead of time then.

Later on, my diploma thesis dealt with a robot teach-inopen in new window system: mechanics, hardware and software. An implementation just with a single degree-of-freedom, but it covered a broad range of skills and I was on the right track.

Peripherals for the IBM 370open in new window family followed, superceded by PCopen in new window peripherals. Finally, I came very close to my initial plan with developing custom computing machinesopen in new window for Physics experiments at CERNopen in new window and DESYopen in new window. For many years I enjoyed to be creative with technical topics in the inspiring environment of science and research.

Teaching was a natural extension to my development activities and I had the opportunity to create and teach lectures on Embedded Systemsopen in new window and FPGAsopen in new window at Heidelberg Universityopen in new window.

Since a few years I focus more on human related use of digital technologies, besides education in areas like participation, open data and art. I do seminars on OpenData at KITopen in new window since 2020.

From a creative point of view art and technology have a lot in common. Fortunately I had the chance to join the team at the ZKMopen in new window, where art and code meet.

and , for example by doing workshops and toursopen in new window. I also contributed to the exhibitions Critical Zonesopen in new window and Biomediaopen in new window.

Digital tools have a great potential to improve political participation of citizens and this has been recognized to some extent by government reprentatives, for example by putting forward open government partnershipopen in new window initiatives. In this context I'm involved in various projects at the OK Lab Karlsruheopen in new window.


Please check the records at the following databases

PhD Thesis

The ATLAS ROBIN – A High-Performance Data-Acquisition Moduleopen in new window

Talks, Workshops and Exhibitions


Wherever possible I use open sourceopen in new window tools to get things done.

Repositoriesopen in new window