(links to external sites of academic work & partner institutions)
The Green Weave
Improving the environmental footprint of traditional arts & crafts processes in rural North-Western India.
2022/06 – 2024/04
research, garment production, environmental footprint
A 2 year long funded research project to study inter-professional collaboration of nursing and design.
2022/06 – 2023/10
research, inter-professional collaboration, interdisciplinary learning, nursing, design,
Design meets Nursing – Nursing meets Design.
A series of art-prints featuring individuals’ life on the country side during COVID-19 pandemic.
extinct species, artprints, AI, Münsterland
Majlis of the Future
A proposal for a dynamically generated network
of meeting rooms in a virtual environment.
research, VR, Metaverse, AI
Evolution of the Majlis
An AR show-case on the research results on the development of the majlis in the UAE.
AR, installation, heritage research
A proposal of a »Future Living Lab« to explore sustainable residing formats for an aging population.
research, sustainable architecture, concept, Münsterland
Reactive Photowall – Etihad Museum
A 40ft wide interactive media wall shows the history of the UAE in pictures at Etihad Museum in Dubai.
Media in Space, UX, interactive installation
SOVAL – Better Use of Agricultural Land
Research on development and use of a sustainable, soil-ameliorating, fertilizer made of waste products.
2017/06 – 2018/06
research, soil amelioration, sustainable fertilizer, agriculture, low-cost melioration, leached soil
Monsoon Culture Research Center
Concept to show-case an experimental boat built integrated into an open-to-public lab environment.
concept, heritage center, research lab, exhibition
Felix’s Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations at NYU Abu Dhabi (since 2015).
2016/09 – 2020/08
research lab, R&D, NYUAD
A VR-based installation in support of Sharjah’s application to get listed as UNESCO world heritage
research, VR, story telling, UNECSO, world heritage
NYUAD Plastic Recycling Research Lab
An interdisciplinary design research lab with a focus on getting and sharing a holistic view onto global issues that relate to plastic and plastic recycling.
2018/01 – 2020/09
Precious Plastic, research lab, cradle to cradle
Concept for a flamingo watch tower and modular boardwalk for the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi.
concept, watch tower, sustainable architecture
Museum of Infrastructure Development
Concept for a permanent exhibition developed for UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure development.
concept, exhibition design
An attempt to use the volume of the FIESP building (Sao Paolo, Brazil) as a large section scanner to visualise structures of architectural heritage.
2016/10 – 2017/06
media facade, 3D display, architecture, global heritage sites
The concept for a kinetic installation that features the drift of sand particles over time.
desertification, kinetic installation, sand, dune, movement
A tool for auditory compositions to awake memories and create individual images in the mind of the respective listener.
Audio installation, sound + pixel = soxel, art
Evolution of a Tuning Fork
A series of laser-cuts and a capacitive tuning fork as sculptural art work .
tech-organism, audio, sculpture
Hand-drawings are multiplied over each other to create merging visuals of a heritage site.
2018/10 - 2019/12
Hand drawings, memories, oral history, heritage
A reactive floor projection refering to the trace of colours people leave behind during Holi – the Indian Festival of Colours – in Mumbai, India.
camera tracking, floor projection, media installation
Soxels – An Auditive Media Facade
The Prototype of a 5m speaker wall feeding in live pictures to control the position of sound output.
auditive media facade, 1000 speakers, sound + pixel = soxel
Two media installations reveal insights into the high speed technologies of Bombardier trains.
media installation, projection, industrial fair, ART+COM Studios
Sealevel Change Demonstrator
A prediction on the status of Abu Dhabi’s shoreline up to the year 2300 based on mathematical models and high emissions scenarios.
research, simulation, climate change, water level, media installation
Concept and realisation of an experience-rich permanent exhibition on Vikings in Denmark.
2013 – 2015
exhibition design, vikings, ART+COM Studios
Design Direction for ART+COM Studios for concept and realisation of the T-Gallery Future Forum of Deutsche Telekom.
2008 – 2010
show-room, Media in Space, ART+COM Studios
Inkdrops to the Origins
A media-based interactive art installation for the Hansol Museum (Wonju, South Korea).
interactive installation, paper, sculpture, ART+COM Studios
A particle system using openFrameworks to simulate visual effects of sand particles.
research, sand, simulation, openFrameworks, particle stream, creative coding
Interactive Climate Stations
Three reactive climate stations for the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
climate simulation, projection mapping, media stations, ART+COM Studios
A kinetic object to emulate a bioautomaton.
kinetic object, tech-organism, audio, media-art, Meisterschüler, UdK Berlin
Digital Camera Obscura (V01 - V04))
Four different iterations of digital pinhole cameras were developed be Felix Beck at the University of the Arts Berlin from 2004-2007.
camera obscura, digital photography, camera hardware, UdK Berlin
An open-source wooden quadratic table that can be pulled apart to be rearranged in several variations.
open-source, creative common license, product design
My little Soundbombs
A series of handmade sound-objects to record audio and then activate it through a motiondetector.
audio object, New Media Accessory, non visual graffiti
The Hackset (Hack Check & Hack Stop)
An alarm light docked to the networks ethernet wire warns from unauthorised access. A Buzzer gives the option to manually interrupt the connection.
hacking, alarm light, hardware, scareness-awareness, Digitale Klasse, UdK Berlin
Workbook 2 – Earning as a student
Examples of commissioned visualisations, small design projects and paid jobs to finance my life and projects during Felix’s studies at UdK Berlin.
architecture, exhibition design, visualisations, Photoshop
A temporary pavilion examining social communication between strangers.
concept, spatial design, Klasse Ausstellungsdesign, UdK Berlin
A monolithic concrete floor lamp as a statement against cheap and disposable seasonal furniture.
product design, lamp, concrete furniture
A virtual door to connect the city centres between Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (both Canary Islands, Spain).
concept, media installation, competition, Canary Islands, Universidad de La Laguna