Stefan Hechenberger

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Stefan Hechenberger
Known forinteractive art, programming, open source, industrial design
Notable workCUBIT (multi-touch), Lasersaur
Movementopen source

Stefan Hechenberger is an Austrian artist and programmer. His works include interactive software, computer vision projects and open-source hardware.[1]

Hechenberger has worked with Zach Lieberman in creating the OpenCV library for openFrameworks, an open source C++ library for creative coding and graphics. (openFrameworks website). In 2006, Hechenberger co-founded the New York City and Vienna based research and development collaborative, NORTD labs, which developed the open source system called CUBIT (multi-touch) in 2007 [2] and the more recent iteration TouchKit in 2008. .

From 2007 to 2008, Hechenberger was an honorary fellow at Eyebeam.[3][4] In 2011, under NORTD labs he was a fellow at Culture Lab UK.[5] During 2012, NORTD labs held residencies at Hyperwerk Institute for Postindustrial Design in Basel, Switzerland and Carnegie Mellon University STUDIO for Creative Inquiry for their most recent project Lasersaur.

Hechenberger holds a Vordiplom in Computer Science and Astronautics from the Technical University Munich Germany and an MFA from CADRE Laboratory for New Media, San Jose State University. He also holds a Master of Professional Studies from New York University.[6]

Selected works[edit]

  • Lasersaur
  • Touchkit
  • JTR
  • Asymmetric Love #2[7]

Awards and Fellowships[edit]

  • Artist-In-Residence MuseumqsQuartier Vienna 2013/2014[8]
  • Mozilla Open(art) Fellow 2013[9]
  • Carnegie Mellon University STUDIO for Creative Inquiry Resident 2012[10]
  • Hyperwerk Institute for Postindustrial Design Resident 2011/2012
  • CultureLab Fellow 2011[11]
  • Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Advisory Council 2008 [12]

Exhibitions and Lectures[edit]


  1. ^ Lewis, Jacquelyn (15 June 2007). "Creators Series Explores Intersection of Art, Technology". Artinfo. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  2. ^ Gizmodo (2008-05-04), Build Your Own Multitouch Table With The Cubit, retrieved 2008-05-04
  3. ^ "Stefan Hechenberger |". Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  4. ^ "Art meets the open web". The Mozilla Blog. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  5. ^ Greene, Kate (2008-05-01), Open-Source, Multitouch Display, MIT Technology Review, retrieved 2008-05-03
  6. ^ "stefan) + itp :: resume". Archived from the original on 2007-05-14.
  7. ^ Schäfer, Mirko Tobias (2013-07-04), Faceless and the Aesthetics of Surveillance, MuseumsQuartier Wien, retrieved 2013-12-12
  8. ^ FACELESS part I, Der Standard, 2013-06-05, retrieved 2013-12-12
  9. ^ Matt, Thompson (2012-12-05), Announcing the Mozilla Eyebeam Open(Art) Fellows, Mozilla, retrieved 2013-12-12
  10. ^ NORTD Labs at SFCI, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, CMU, retrieved 2013-12-12
  11. ^ ISIS Residency Announcement, ISIS Arts, retrieved 2013-12-12
  12. ^ "Browse People |". Archived from the original on 2011-04-25.
  13. ^ FACELESS part I – Gesichtslosigkeit im MuseumsQuartier Wien,, retrieved 2014-01-30
  14. ^ Lasersaur Talk at Makerfaire Rome,, retrieved 2014-04-04
  15. ^ FACELESS Exhibition,, retrieved 2014-01-30
  16. ^ Superheroes, Surveillance & Hacking,, retrieved 2014-04-04

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