My colleague Frank Jacob asked me to be program chair of this years’s SIDeR conference. It is a conference format organized by students. SIDeR takes place for the first time in Germany since its inception. After the Delft University of Technology and the Aalto University in Helsinki, the Muthesius Kunsthochschule will now host the international two-day conference from 13th to 14th of September – from students for students – but of course, professionals are also welcome. At the same time, the conference is a contribution to the Digital Week of the city of Kiel.
The theme of this year’s conference is SUB/SIDE/SUPER | HUMAN.
As the name implies, this conference is exclusively dedicated to young aspiring creative scientists. And as our theme implies, this year we are dealing with human-technology-interaction issues like subtle support, equipollent collaboration up to technical empowering for being superhuman.
The idea of the conference organised by students for students was developed 15 years ago in Scandinavia. The goal is to create a platform for young academic talents to exchange their research findings. In the last 14 years the conference was hosted at various universities in Scandinavia with the exception of two events in The Netherlands. Last year’s host was the renowned Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. This year we are proud to be your host from 13th to 14th of September during the Digital Week Kiel (#diwokiel) at Muthesius Academy for Arts and Design. We expect 120 to 150 international visitors.
Prof. Frank Jacob (Conference Chair, Financial Chair)
Jens Alexander Ewald (Conference Chair, Program Chair)
Alex Niggemeyer (Technical Chair)
Doumorh El-Riz and Susanne Kollmann (Publication & Communication Chairs)
Jakob Brand (Social Media) & the students of Muthesius Industrial Design