June 2, 2018

About

Teaching Unity 3D and C# for HoloLens, at Kosen in Kagoshima, Japan, 2017.

Joel Dittrich AB

I’m a Technical Artist, Software Developer, Creative Technologist, and University Teacher. I work with art and code for Virtual and Augmented/Mixed Reality, 3D Animation and Projection Mapping, Interactive A/V Installations, Artificial Intelligence, and general Technical Direction.

Since April 2019 I’m no longer teaching though. Instead I exclusively take on work as Software Developer & Technical Artist. 2008 – 2019 I was freelancing, and teaching at universities, in Sweden, Germany, Japan, China, Taiwan, and USA. I also worked in Canada, France, and Italy. I was employed part-time as Associate Professor (2010/2013 – 2017).

I’m educated at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. I studied the Teacher Program on Art, Design and Visual Culture (2004 – 2009). I also studied The Fourth Dimension: Video, Space and The Broken Screen, at School of Visual Arts in NYC, and Abstracting the Figure, at Parsons in NYC. I’ve independently studied books and online courses extensively, since 1998, which is what really gives me an edge!

I have 22+ years of full time creative-technical experience, running my own business for 12+ years. I’m based in Stockholm and Berlin, and travel the world frequently for work and play; available globally!

Clients, short selection

Spotify, Microsoft, Nike, Jaguar, Nikon, Carlsberg, University of California, KTH, Konstfack, Berghs, Beckmans, Fotografiska, Färgfabriken, Svenska Institutet (Paris), Tekniska Museet, Sveriges Television, Sveriges Radio, Kommunal, Robyn, MTG, Elektra (Montreal), Of Course (Shanghai, Beijing), Café Orwell (New York), Beautiful Noise (San Francisco), etc.

Skill Set

C#, Unity, C++, Unreal, Python, TouchDesigner, TensorFlow, Houdini, Cinema w/ X-Particles, Blender, Substance, Redshift, Octane, Photoshop w/ Quixel, After Effects, Premiere, Resolume, d3, HoloLens, Vive, Quest, RealSense, Kinect, Leap Motion, Structure (3D-scanner).

Teaching

  • KTH School of Computer Science and Communication/University, Stockholm, Sweden, since Apr 2013 – Apr 2017
  • Konstfack University, Stockholm, Sweden, since Mar 2017 – Nov 2017
  • Beckmans School of Design/University, Stockholm, Sweden, since Mar 2013 – Feb 2019
  • Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug 2011 – Dec 2018
  • IFS International Film School/University, Cologne, Germany, since May 2017 – Dec 2018
  • KOSEN Kagoshima Technical College, Japan 2017
  • KMH Royal College of Music/University, Stockholm, Sweden, Nov 2014 – Dec 2017
  • Audiovisuell Produktion, Dalarna University, Artistic Associate Professor, Falun, Sweden, Jun 2010 – Nov 2017
  • Forsbergs School for Graphic Design and Advertising, Stockholm, Sweden, Nov 2010 – Nov 2017
  • OF Course Creative Coding, Shanghai and Beijing, China, 2017
  • SRH Hochschule der populären Künste/University, Berlin, Germany, Jan 2016 – Jul 2017
  • Hyper Island, Stockholm, Sweden, Oct 2014 – Oct 2016

Teaching, one offs

  • Hack & Tell (C-Base), Berlin, Germany 2018
  • VR Sci Fest (KTH School of Computer Science and Communication/University), Stockholm, Sweden 2018
  • Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan 2014
  • University of California Santa Cruz, USA 2013
  • New Media Meeting, Norrköping, Sweden 2009

Installations & Exhibitions, selection

  • TBA Q4 2019 (Lead Developer & Technical Artist), Stockholm, Sweden, full-time Apr – Aug 2019
  • Swedish Institute/Paris (‘Movement’ – indoor 3D projection mapping), France 2019
  • Swedish Institute/Paris (‘Enter’ – facade 3D projection mapping), France 2019
  • Modern Times Group (‘Cyber Space’ – interactive 3D projection/hologram), Stockholm, Sweden 2018
  • National Museum of Science and Technology (2D projection mapping w/ content by BankerWessel), Stockholm 2018
  • DA+ (M50) – OF Course Creative Coding (‘Futurism’ – HoloLens), Shanghai, China 2017
  • Kosen (‘Futurism’ – HoloLens), Kagoshima, Japan 2017
  • Färgfabriken – VR Sci Fest (‘Morph’ – HoloLens), Stockholm, Sweden 2017
  • Kommunal Kongress (‘Light’ – interactive projection), Stockholm, Sweden 2016
  • SVT Swedish Public Service Television (‘Bright’), Stockholm, Sweden 2014
  • Färgfabriken (‘H-A-C-K’ – interactive analogue A/V installation), Stockholm, Sweden 2011
  • Café Orwell (‘Dislocation’), New York City, USA, 16.03 – 31.03 2010
  • Swop Art Gallery (‘White Cube – Black Box’), Stockholm, Sweden 11 Jun – 12 Jul 2010
  • Avant-Garde (‘Jungle’), Stockholm, Sweden 2008
  • P&P (‘Jungle’), Stockholm, Sweden 2005
  • Svaj (‘Jungle’), Stockholm, Sweden 2004

Live Events & Performances, selection

  • Grandins Flying Circus GFC, Stockholm, Sweden 2015
  • Kassel Dok Fest (‘WN/BN’), Kassel, Germany 2014
  • Suic Club (‘WN/BN’), Stockholm, Sweden 2014
  • LPM (‘WN/BN’), Rome, Italy 2013
  • Bang Bang Bar/Södra Teatern (‘WN/BN’), Stockholm, Sweden 2013
  • Elektra (‘WN/BN’), Montreal, Canada 2013
  • Beautiful Noise (‘WN/BN’), San Francisco, USA 2013
  • Spotify (‘Faithless’), Stockholm, Sweden 2013
  • Fotografiska (‘F1-6’), Stockholm, Sweden 2012
  • Vision´r Festival (‘WN/BN’), Paris, France 2011
  • Fotografiska (‘Tidningsutgivarna’), Stockholm, Sweden 2011
  • EMS Electroacoustic Music in Sweden (Rikskonserter), Stockholm, Sweden 2010
  • Share/Issue Project Room (‘Dislocation’), New York City, USA 2010
  • O-Space/One Arm Red (‘Dislocation’), New York City, USA 2010
  • Norbergfestival, Norberg, Sweden 2010
  • Volt/UKK (‘Alter Modern Times’), Uppsala, Sweden 2010
  • Museum of World Culture/Video Riot – Gothenburg, Sweden 2010
  • New Media Meeting, Norrköping, Sweden 2009
  • Sveriges Radio/Arts Birthday (Ström i P2, Södra Teatern), Stockholm, Sweden 2009
  • Konstfack Spring Party (‘Triple Head’), Stockholm, 2008
  • Sveriges Radio SR/Berwaldhallen (‘Dark Light’), Stockholm, Sweden 2008

Education

  • Autodidact, self taught: Daily indulgence in various books and online training related to my field of work, 1998 – 2019
  • Uppsala University; Artificial Intelligence for Game Programming, in C++ (7.5 crdts), Uppsala/online, 2019
  • Linköping University; Elements of AI (2 credits), Linköping/online, 2019
  • The Electronic Music Studio (EMS), Stockholm, 2011
  • School of Visual Arts, Dep. of Art History, The Fourth Dimension: Video, Space and The Broken Screen, New York City, 2010
  • Parsons New School For Design, Dep. of Fine Art, Abstracting the figure, New York City, 2010
  • Södertörn University; Motion Graphics and Post Production, Stockholm, 2010 – 2011
  • Konstfack University; Photography and Video Art History [1/2], Stockholm, 2010 – 2011
  • Konstfack University; Theories, Methods and Practices, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2009 – 2010
  • Konstfack University; Advanced Digital Image Treatment, Department of Graphic Design and Illustration, 2009
  • Konstfack University; Teacher Program on Art, Design and Visual Culture, Department of Art Teacher Education, BA/270 crdts, 2004 – 2009
  • Nyckelviksskolan; Foundational Arts, Stockholm, Sweden, 2003 – 2004
  • Upper secondary school; The Media Program – Graphic Design and Audio & Radio Production, Stockholm, 1999 – 2002

Affiliations

  • Immersivt (VR Sverige)
  • Swedish VJ Union

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