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Kommunikationsdesign in Mainz


Alexander Roidl

Professor für Medieninformatik

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Alexander Roidl is a designer, artist, and media researcher, with a background in graphic design and media art. His research investigates the diverse implications of human-computer interaction with a focus on the creative use of software. His practice explores the intersection of coding, design, and digital culture.

Alexander holds a Master degree in Experimental Publishing from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and a Bachelor in Media Design from Hof University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He has previously worked as a lecturer and researcher at the design department of The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

Since the beginning of 2022 he is tandem-professor at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, in cooperation with NODE, Forum for Digital Arts in Frankfurt.

In his work and teaching he researches, among other things, code as a creative medium, the culture and aesthetics of the web, new modes of publishing, digital tools and new formats in design and art.

Exhibition on Poetic Software, telling stories and showing applications of obsolete devices.
Minimalist, file-based CMS for the Dogtime Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, that engages students in collective access to folders on a shared server.
Web-Tool to generate noise from machine-learning images.