July 25, 2017

About

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

Joel Dittrich AB

XR/Web Developer and Technical Artist, based in Stockholm and Berlin.

I work with visualization and immersive experiences, such as virtual and augmented/mixed reality, web/digital (incl. security and pen-testing), animation/projection mapping, lights (IoT), AI and general technical direction.

Driven by curiosity, passion and innate grit, with a knack for challenges and R&D, I have +22 years of full-time creative-technical experience, running my own company for +14 years.

Digital nomad available globally, remote and on location!

Clients, in short

Microsoft, Spotify, Nike, Nikon, Sony, Jaguar, Carlsberg, University of California, Taipei University of The Arts, KTH University, Konstfack University, Berghs School of Communication, Beckmans School of Design, Universität der Künste (Berlin), Fotografiska Museum, Färgfabriken Contemporary Art, Svenska Institutet (Paris), National Museum of Science and Technology / BankerWessel (Stockholm), Sveriges Television, Sveriges Radio, Kommunal Union, Robyn / Johan Söderberg, MTG Studios, Elektra International Digital Art Festival (Montreal), Of Course Creative Coding (Shanghai, Beijing), Café Orwell (New York), Beautiful Noise (San Francisco), Vision’r (Paris), LPM (Rome), Digital Art Center (Taipei, Taiwan), Kosen Institute (Kagoshima, Japan), etc.

Software & Code

Unity/C#, Unreal/C++, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, React, Bootstrap, WordPress, p5.js, Azure Cloud, web security/pen-testing, Cinema/Redshift, Substance, Quixel, Lens, Spark, Photoshop, After Effects.

Hardware & Technologies

HoloLens, Quest, projection mapping/projected AR, handheld AR, IoT-lights, Azure Kinect, WebXR, AI (computer vision).

Background, in short

2020 – 2021 // Web Developer and web security for clients in arts and healthcare technology, XR Developer for clients TBA (HoloLens), Technical Director for clients in PR and communication, (and also R&D on HoloLens, Azure cloud AI, projected AR). Employed part-time as Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer at Konstfack University (ended Jan 2021).

2018 – 2020 // Lead XR Developer & Technical Artist as full-time contractor, and Technical Director, doing 3D animation and mixed reality by integrating HoloLens, lights (IoT), sound and projection mapping (projected AR), to tell stories and communicate messages in immersive and engaging ways, for clients in technology and arts, in Paris and Stockholm.

2008 – 2018 // Freelancing and teaching 50-50, at universities in Sweden, Germany, Japan, China, Taiwan and USA. I also worked in Canada, France, and Italy. Employed part-time as Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer.

2004 – 2010 // Educated at Konstfack University in Stockholm, where I studied the Teacher Program on Art, Design and Visual Culture (specialization on media arts). Also studied The Fourth Dimension: Video, Space and The Broken Screen at School of Visual Arts, and Abstracting the Figure at Parsons, both in New York City.

1998 – 2021 // Independently studied online courses and books extensively, which is what really gives me an edge!

XR Development : Augmented : Virtual : Mixed Reality

  • 2021 – 2022 CA // TBA – Lead Developer & Technical Artist (HoloLens), Toronto, Canada
  • 2019 – 2021 SE // Frever – The Future of Expression (advice), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2019 SE // TBA – Lead Developer & Technical Artist (HoloLens), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2018 SE // National Museum of Science and Technology (VR development of exhibition plan, w/ BankerWessel), Stockholm
  • 2017 CN // DA+ M50 (‘Futurism’ – HoloLens; exhibit), exhibition in Shanghai, China
  • 2017 JP // Kosen Institute (‘Futurism’ – HoloLens; exhibit), exhibition in Kagoshima, Japan
  • 2017 SE // Färgfabriken – VR_Sci+Art Fest (‘Morph’ – HoloLens; exhibit), exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2017 – 2018 SE // MTG – Modern Times Group (R&D and advice), Stockholm, Sweden

Web Development : Design

  • 2020 – 2021 // Alleato (WordPress, CSS, security/hardening)
  • 2020 – 2021 // Fastlane Design/Josef Lane – Portfolio site (WordPress, CSS)
  • 2019 – 2021 // Start With a Pen/Oskar Stjärne – Portfolio site (WordPress, CSS)
  • 2017 – 2021 // Cyber Security & Technical Support (WordPress, CSS)
  • 2014 – 2015 // GNUČČI, Sony Music (WordPress, CSS)
  • 2011 – 2012 // H-A-C-K, Färgfabriken – Exhibition site (WordPress, CSS)
  • 2010 – 2011 // Xooioox – iOS game (WordPress, CSS)
  • 2009 – 2011 // Hakan Lidbo Inc – Portfolio site (WordPress, CSS)
  • 2009 – 2010 // The Guerilla Market – Fashion store (WordPress, WooCommerce, CSS)
  • 2007 – 2008 // Travel For You – Travel agency (HTML, CSS)
  • 2005 – 2007 // Q-lan – Community center (HTML, CSS)
  • 2005 – 2020 // Joel Dittrich/this site (WordPress, CSS, p5/JavaScript)
  • 2003 – 2005 // JB – Artist site (HTML, CSS)
  • 2000 – 2003 // I ♥ AGP – Artist collective site (HTML, CSS)
  • 1998 – 2005 // Various (HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Flash)

Technical Direction

  • 2020 – 2021 SE // Grow (various projects), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2020 SE // Konstfack University (XR-headsets, projectors), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2019 SE // Spotify (high performance PCs, networking, backup system), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2019 FR // Swedish Institute in Paris (high performance PC, projectors, VR-gear), France
  • 2018 SE // National Museum of Science and Technology (projectors, projection mapping), Stockholm
  • 2018 SE // BankerWessel (high performance Macs, networking, backup system), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2017 – 2021 SE // Berghs School of Communication (high performance PCs, backup server), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2017 SE // Konstfack University (high performance PCs), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2015 SE // Carlsberg : GFC – Grandins Flying Circus (projection mapping), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012 SE // Nike : Nine Yards (projection mapping), Stockholm, Sweden

Projection : Exhibitions

  • 2020 SE // Cirkus Stökholm – Institutet (‘Solstice’ – large scale outdoor laser and video projections), Öland, Sweden
  • 2019 SE // Spotify – Lead Developer & Technical Artist, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2019 FR // Swedish Institute in Paris (‘Movement’ – indoor object projection mapping), France
  • 2019 FR // Swedish Institute in Paris (‘Enter’ – outdoor facade projection mapping), France
  • 2018 SE // MTG Studios – Modern Times Group (‘Cyber Space’ – interactive 3D projection/hologram), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2016 SE // Kommunal Kongress (‘Light’ – interactive projection), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2014 SE // SVT – Swedish Public Service TV (‘Bright’ – projections), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2011 SE // Färgfabriken (‘H-A-C-K’ – interactive analogue A/V installation), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010 US // Café Orwell (‘Dislocation’), New York City, USA
  • 2010 SE // Swop Art Gallery (‘White Cube, Black Box’), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2007 SE // Avant-Garde (‘Jungle’), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2004 SE // Svaj (‘Jungle’), Stockholm, Sweden

Projection : Live : Realtime

  • 2014 DE // Kassel Dok Fest (‘WN/BN’ – A/V), Kassel, Germany
  • 2014 SE // SC Snösätra – UG Rave (‘WN/BN’ – A/V), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2014 TW // Digital Art Center – DAC (‘WN/BN’ – A/V), Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 TW // Smoke Machine/The Corner (‘WN/BN’ – A/V), Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2013 IT // Live Performers Meeting – LPM (‘WN/BN’ – A/V), Rome, Italy
  • 2013 SE // Bang Bang Bar/Södra Teatern (‘WN/BN’ – A/V), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2013 CA // Elektra International Digital Art Festival (‘WN/BN’ – A/V), Montreal, Canada
  • 2013 US // Beautiful Noise Series (‘WN/BN’ – A/V), San Francisco, USA
  • 2013 SE // Spotify (‘Faithless’ – VJ), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012 SE // Fotografiska Museum (‘F 1-6’ – VJ), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2011 FR // Vision´r Fest (‘WN/BN’ – A/V), Paris, France
  • 2011 SE // Fotografiska Museum (Tidningsutgivarna – VJ), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010 SE // Electroacoustic Music in Sweden – EMS /Rikskonserter (VJ), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010 US // Share/Issue Project Room (‘Dislocation’ – A/V), New York City, USA
  • 2010 US // O-Space/One Arm Red (‘Dislocation’ – VJ), New York City, USA
  • 2010 SE // Norbergfestival (VJ), Norberg, Sweden
  • 2010 SE // Volt/Uppsala Konsert & Kongress (‘AMT’ – A/V), Sweden
  • 2010 SE // Museum of World Culture/Video Riot (VJ )– Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2009 SE // New Media Meeting (VJ), Norrköping, Sweden
  • 2009 SE // Sveriges Radio – Arts Birthday/Ström i P2, Södra Teatern (VJ), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2008 SE // Konstfack Underground (‘Vita Havets Botten’ – A/V), Stockholm
  • 2008 SE // Drumcode – UG Rave (‘Hyper Hyper’ – VJ), Stockholm
  • 2008 DE // Svaj – Crew Showcase (‘Sthlm – Brln’), Berlin
  • 2008 SE // Konstfack Spring Party (‘Triple Head’ – VJ), Stockholm
  • 2008 SE // Sveriges Radio SR/Berwaldhallen (‘Dark Light’ – VJ), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2008 SE // 2.35:1 – Berns/Swedish VJ Union (VJ), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2007 SE // Socially Hazardous – UG Rave (VJ), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2006 SE // Svaj Klubb (curator, resident VJ), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2004 SE // Svaj Café (curator, VJ), Stockholm, Sweden

Teaching : Employments

  • 2020 – 2021 SE // Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Adjunct Instructor / Lecturer, Stockholm, Sweden (part time)
  • 2013 – 2018 SE // Dalarna University – Audiovisual Production, Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer, Falun, Sweden (part time)

Teaching : Consultancy

  • 2017 – 2018 DE // IFS International Film School, Cologne, Germany
  • 2017 – 2017 SE // Konstfack University – Fine Arts, and Teacher Education, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2017 – 2017 JP // Kosen Institute – Kagoshima Technical College, Japan
  • 2017 – 2017 CN // Of Course – Creative Coding School, Shanghai & Beijing, China
  • 2016 – 2017 DE // SRH University – Hochschule der populären Künste, Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 – 2017 SE // KMH University – Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2014 – 2016 SE // Hyper Island, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2013 – 2019 SE // Beckmans School of Design, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2013 – 2017 SE // KTH University – School of Computer Science and Communication, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2011 – 2018 SE // Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010 – 2017 SE // Forsbergs School for Graphic Design and Advertising, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010 – 2013 SE // Dalarna University – Audiovisuell Produktion, Falun, Sweden (continued as employee)

Teaching : One offs

  • 2018 DE // Hack & Tell (C-Base): Intro to D.I.Y. eGPU, Berlin, Germany
  • 2018 SE // VR_Sci+Art Fest (KTH University – School of Computer Science and Communication): XR hack developer support, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2017 DE // UdK – Universität der Künste: Intro to mixed reality (HoloLens), Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 SE // The Educational XR Initiative (MTG): XR-hackathon at Berghs, Stockholm
  • 2014 TW // Taipei National University of the Arts: Intro to live A/V and projection mapping, Taiwan
  • 2013 US // University of California Santa Cruz: : Intro to live A/V and projection mapping, USA
  • 2013 DE // Scope Sessions (Panke Culture): Intro to live A/V, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 SE // New Media Meeting: Art theory as starting point, Norrköping, Sweden

Affiliations

  • 2017 – 2020 SE // Immersivt, former VR Sverige (advisor)
  • 2017 – 2019 SE // VR_Sci+Art Fest (hackathon developer/technical support, curator, exhibitor)
  • 2009 – 2010 SE // Volt, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress (curator, advisor)
  • 2008 – 2020 SE // Swedish VJ Union (co-founder, curator, writer)
  • 2004 – 2008 SE // Svaj (curator, resident artist)

Education

  • 2011 – 2011 SE // Studio Technology and Sound Design; EMS The Electronic Music Studio, Stockholm
  • 2010 – 2010 US // The Fourth Dimension: Video, Space and The Broken Screen; School of Visual Arts, Dep. of Art History, New York City
  • 2010 – 2010 US // Abstracting The Figure; Parsons New School For Design; Dep. of Fine Art, New York City
  • 2010 – 2011 SE // Motion Graphics and Post-production; Södertörn University, Stockholm
  • 2010 – 2011 SE // Photography and Video Art History (I/II); Konstfack University, Dep. of Fine Arts, Stockholm
  • 2009 – 2010 SE // Theories, Methods and Practices; Konstfack University, Dep. of Interdisciplinary Studies, Stockholm
  • 2009 – 2009 SE // Advanced Digital Image Treatment; Konstfack University, Dep. of Graphic Design and Illustration, Stockholm
  • 2004 – 2009 SE // Teacher in Art, Design and Visual Culture; Konstfack University, Dep. of Teacher Education, Stockholm
  • 2003 – 2004 SE // Foundational Arts and Crafts; Nyckelviksskolan, Stockholm
  • 1998 – 2002 SE // The Media Program – Graphic Design, Web Design (HTML/CSS), Audio, Video, Journalism; Rudbeck, Stockholm
  • 1998 – 2021 // Autodidact/self taught; Daily indulgence in books and online training – Always up to date, relevant and cutting edge


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