Bernd Lintermann

standing man with glasses and gray hair
Year of birth, place
1967, Düsseldorf, Germany
lives and works in
Karlsruhe, Germany
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist, Guest Scholar, in the collection
Institute / Department
Institute for Visual Media
At the ZKM

    Gastkünstler und Gastwissenschaftler
    Mitarbeiter Institut für Bildmedien
    Leitung Institut für Bildmedien (2005–2011)
    Mitarbeiter Institut für Bildmedien

Bernd Lintermann works as artist and scientist in the field of real time computer graphics with a strong focus on interactive and generative systems. The results of his research are applied in the scientific, creative and commercial context.
His body of work spans more than fifteen years and includes prints, interactive installations, projection environments and stage performances combining generative imagery and sound. His works have been exhibited in museums and festivals all over the world like the ICC InterCommunication Center in Tokyo, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, ISEA, DEAF and the Ars Electronica Festival. He worked with internationally renowned artists, like Jeffrey Shaw, Bill Viola, Peter Weibel and the »Wooster Group«, and created works for various display environments like the »CAVE™«, the »EVE Dome« and panoramic projection environments. He is presently engaged in the development of Augmented Reality for mobile end devices to provide access to digital contents in a public environment.
He has published various scientific papers including »SIGGRAPH« and is cofounder of the company greenworks which distributes his software development »Xfrog«, a procedural organic modeling and animation system used in the entertainment industry and by various animation companies including Electronic Arts, Lucas Digital and Digital Domain and has been recently used in movies like »Avatar« and »Alice in Wonderland«. 2005 to 2011 he was head of the Institute for Visual media at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. Since 2006 he is professor at the State University of Design, Media and Arts in Karlsruhe. Since 2012 he is Adjunct Professor at the School of Creative Media at the City University, Hong Kong.
[Last update: 2012]