Max Rheiner (Birdly)

Monday, December 9, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 PM UTC

We humans have been dreaming of flying for a long time. For the first time this feels real with the flight simulator Birdly. Max Rheiner is the CEO and Founder of Birdly and also a media artist and the head of the Interaction Design master programm at ZHdK, led a team of design researchers and master students who worked on visionary concepts and early prototypes related to the dream of flying.

About this event

Max Rheiner is a senior lecturer at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), who has been teaching in both the bachelors and masters programs for the Department of Interaction Design, since 2006. The main areas of discipline that he specialises in are Embodied Interaction and Physical Computing. Of these topics, he conceived and developed the Physical Computing Laboratory for the Department of Interaction Design that has been running since 2006.

His research and artistic interest center on interactive experiences, which utilises methods from Virtual/Augmented Reality and Immersive Telepresence. Moreover, his artistic work has been recognised and exhibited in a number of international and well-renowned venues such as Biennale Venice, Italy, Ars Electronic Linz, Austria, and Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media.

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Monday, December 9, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC

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5:00 PMArrival & Networking Apéro
6:00 PMFireside Chat
7:00 PMNetworking