Mey Lean Kronemann 

I am an artist, interaction designer and researcher. I live in Berlin.

(Yes, you can book me for workshops, talks, projects... Please contact me via e-mail: email4meyleankronemannde)

exhibitions, installations and performances
2014 Seidenstrasse*, Congress Center Hamburg (CCH), Hamburg, Germany
2013 nullpunktsenergie (closed circuit), LEAP, Berlin, Germany
2013 lumiBots, Radialsystem, Berlin, Germany
2012 lumiBots, Robots and Avatars Exhibition, KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia
2012 Lovepicking, LiWoLi, Linz, Austria
2012 Lovepicking, Bamberg, Germany
2012 lumiBots, Art of Engineering, Gummersbach, Germany
2011 lumiBots, PIKSEL Festival, Bergen, Norway
2011 lumiBots, Chaos Communication Camp, Finowfurt, Germany
2011 lumiBots, TRACE:ability, transmediale.11 satellite, c-base, Berlin, Germany
2010 lumiBots, lab.30, Augsburg, Germany
2010 lumiBots, APPLAUS, FH Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
2010 lumiBots, DIS 2010 conference exhibition, Århus, Denmark
2009 PHERObots**, Schwarmlabor, Long Night of Science, Berlin, Germany
2008 schüchterne lichter, lab.30, Augsburg, Germany
2007 binary bridge***, Malmö, Sweden
2006 schüchterne lichter, Fusion Festival, Lärz, Germany
2005 vulmina, Landgang, FH Potsdam, Postdam, Germany
2004 switching time and space***, former Palast der Republik, Berlin, Germany
2004 musikwippe*****, Landgang, FH Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

* in cooperation with Chaos Computer Club e.V.
** together with Ferdinand Leneis and Philipp Urbanz
*** team work with Helge Fischer, Neda Hajmomeni and Frederick Eksteen
**** team work with Miriam Roy and Annelie Kretzschmar
***** team work with Sonja Kislinger

Kronemann, M.L. (2013), The future of work and play is dynamic, Robots and Avatars E-Publication, pp. 28-29
Kronemann, M.L. (2012), LumiBots - An Interactive Swarm Robot Installation for Emergent Behaviour, Proceedings of Technarte 2012, International Conference on Art & Technology, Bilbao
Kronemann, M.L. (2011), Hafner, V.V., Urbanz, P., LumiBots (abstract and video documentation), ICRA Robots and Art Workshop DVD, Shanghai, ICRA
Kronemann, M.L., Hafner, V.V. (2010), LumiBots - Making Emergence Graspable in a Swarm of Robots, Proceedings of DIS 2010, The ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, Aarhus, pp. 408-411, ISBN 978-1-4503-0103-9
Kronemann, M.L. (2009), Swarm Robots - Wie aus einfachen Regeln emergente Systeme entstehen, Bachelor Thesis, Fachhochschule Potsdam, URN urn:nbn:de:kobv:525-opus-1479

2013 VIDA 14.0, Art and Artificial Life International Awards, Fundación Telefónica, Production Incentive for Tower of Babel (with David Sanz Kirbis)
2012 Ferchau Art of Engineering, prize award for lumiBots
2011 Japan Media Arts Festival, Jury Selection Works for lumiBots
2010 APPLAUS, The best theses in the faculty of Design at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences for Swarm Robots
2008 Digital Sparks Award, Honorary Mention for schüchterne lichter

video screenings
March 24, 2012 lumiBots documentation video, FIBER Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 01, 2011 lumiBots documentation video, A MAZE Games Culture Circle, Thema: Artificial Intelligence, HBC, Berlin, Germany
April 26, 2008 schüchterne lichter documentation video, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

Dec 18, 2009 BA Interface Design, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Germany (grade: 1,0 - with highest distinction)
2006-2007 Interaction Design (MA) studies at Malmö University, Sweden
2005 Vordiplom in Product Design at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Germany (grade: 2,0)
2003-2009 Product Design and Interface Design (BA) studies at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Germany
2001-2003 Medical Studies at Ludwig Maximilian University München, Germany

professional experience
since 2007 media artist and freelance designer
2012-2014 technical consulting: robot development and programming for a PhD project
2010 research assistant at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, fixed-term part-time contract for the project EcoViz. Research and concepts for sustainability and ecological awareness (focus on cycling)
2007 advanced internship at realities:united, studio for art, architecture and technology, Berlin. Participation in the design, planning and prototyping of a concept for the innovative improvement of safety in the Dessau City Park by means of technology: RELIEF (Reactive Light Energy Field)
2003 internship model making and industrial design, IP industrielle produkte, München. Participation in design, 3D visualisation and model making
2001 practice at the stage design workshop of the Gärtnerplatz Theater, München. Production of a multi-part casting mold, casting in plaster and rubber, laminating, working with polystyrene

Feb 22, 2014 Being John Malkovich: Wie man jemand anderes wird, Netzkultur, Berliner Festspiele. Workshop as part of a conference in cooperation with Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (federal agency for civic education)
Feb 20, 2014 Klackerlaken im Eigenbau – Make your own Clack-roaches!, SUPERMARKT, Berlin, Germany. Workshop for kids and teens as part of the workshop series DIY Masterclass
Aug 29, 2013 My Little Robot. CreaLab Summer School, Neubad, Lucerne, Switzerland
May 08, 2013 Klackerlaken. re:publica, Station, Berlin, Germany
Oct 06, 2012 Klackerlaken. KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia. Building solderless glowing vibrobots, workshop for kids and grown-ups
Jul 15, 2012 Electronics for Beginners. Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin, Germany. Workshop for kids and their parents, conceived and carried out together with Philip Steffan
Jun 24, 2012 Klackerlaken. Mini Maker Faire, Guggenheim Lab, Berlin, Germany. Building solderless glowing vibrobots, workshop for kids and grown-ups
Jun 11-12, 2012 Urban Hacking. Lecture, workshop and discussion. Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jun 09, 2012 Urban Hacking - Hacking the Public Space. Workshop and discussion. GPN12, Karlsruhe, Germany
May 25, 2012 Lovepicking. LiWoLi, Linz, Austria. Lockpicking Locks of Love on a public bridge
May 24, 2012 Klackerlaken. LiWoLi, Linz, Austria. Building solderless glowing vibrobots, workshop for kids and grown-ups
Mar 24, 2012 Urban <-Space Hacking. b4ckspace, Bamberg, Germany. Hacking the city (lovepicking)
May 20, 2012 Klackerlaken. c-base, Berlin, Germany. Building solderless glowing vibrobots, workshop for kids and grown-ups
Mar 24, 2012 Klackerlaken. b4ckspace, Bamberg, Germany. Building solderless glowing vibrobots
Oct 29, 2011 Klackerlaken. lab.30, Augsburg, Germany. Building solderless glowing vibrobots, workshop for kids and grown-ups
Oct 28, 2011 Klackerlaken. lab.30, Augsburg, Germany. Teaching a school class (5th grade, age 10 to 12)
Aug 10-13, 2011 MATErlaken. Chaos Communication Camp, Finowfurt, Germany. Building solderless vibrobots, workshop for kids and grown-ups
Jun 20-21, 2009 assisting at Arduino Art vs. Technology workshop. ÏMA Design Village Berlin, Germany
Aug 02, 2004 Digital Graffiti. Designcamp, FH Potsdam University of Applied Science, Germany. Conceived and carried out together with Reto Wettach and Stefanie Koch

2013 Art & Beauty, 30th Chaos Communication Congress (30C3), CCH, Hamburg, Germany (together with Gregor Sedlag, Falk Gärtner, Julian Finn, Stephanie Lange)
2013 dorkbot.bln special, re:publica, Station, Berlin, Germany (together with Gregor Sedlag)
2013 dorkbot.bln X, c-base, Berlin, Germany (together with Gregor Sedlag)
2012 dorkbot.bln, c-base, Berlin, Germany (together with Gregor Sedlag)

talks, presentations and other public appearances

Jan 30, 2014 Panelist at transmediale conference After the revolution(s): Internet freedoms and the post-digital twilight. HKW, Berlin, Germany (video)
Dec 27, 2013 Seidenstrasse - The Making of... Talk at Chaos Communication Congress, Hamburg, Germany, together with Frank Rieger (video, in German)
Aug 24, 2013 Open Art. Talk at Open Mind conference, Kassel, Germany (video, in German)
May 07, 2013 Haters gonna Hate. Lovepicking und die Folgen. Talk at re:publica, Berlin, Germany (video, in German)
Mar 16, 2013 Panelist at Debate Crowdsourcing in Politics. Z-Bar, Berlin, Germany (audio)
Mar 14, 2013 Talk at SCOPE Sessions, with David Sanz Kirbis. Panke Culture, Berlin, Germany (video)
Oct 05, 2012 Panelist at Debate Robots and Avatars No. 1: Ethics and Behaviours - of robots and avatars in real world usage. KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia (video)
Aug 18, 2012 Talk at NSND, Split, Croatia
Aug 19, 2012 Talk at NSND, Split, Croatia
Jun 11, 2012 Lecture at Spielraum, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jun 09, 2012 Talk at GPN12, Karlsruhe, Germany
May 21, 2012 guest to a tv show, Dorf Studio Talk: Communitylab Linz?
Apr 13, 2012 Invited speaker at technarte Conference on Art and Technology, Bilbao, Spain
Jan 30, 2012 Talk at dorkbot - People doing Strange Things with Electricity, transmediale.11 satellite event, c-base Berlin, Germany (video, in German)
Nov 20, 2011 Invited talk at PIKSEL, Bergen, Norway
May 13, 2011 Presentation at 2011 ICRA Workshop on Robots & Art, ICRA, Shanghai, China
Jan 31, 2011 Talk at dorkbot - People doing Strange Things with Electricity, transmediale.11 satellite event, c-base Berlin, Germany (video)
Dec 06, 2010 Presentation and demo at Cognitive Robotics seminar, Human-Robot-Interaction. Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Jan 23, 2010 Invited talk at The Digital Culture of DIY - Making, Hacking, Crafting seminar. Braunschweig University of Art, Germany
Jun 20, 2009 Talk at Arduino workshop Art vs. Technology. ÏMA Design Village Berlin, Germany

selected press and media coverage
Die binäre Brücke (binary bridge), in: M. Odendahl, J. Finn, A. Wenger. Arduino - Physical Computing für Bastler, Designer und Geeks, Köln, O'Reilly 2009, p. 11, ISBN-13: 9783897218932, ISBN-10: 3897218933
J. Messeter, M. Johansson (2008), Place-specific computing: conceptual design cases from urban contexts in four countries, Proceedings of DIS 2008, The 7th ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Cape Town, pp. 99-108, ISBN 978-1-60558-002-9
J. Bollansée, M. Gedin, M. Ericsson, C. Hedin (2007), Wai: Understanding Space and Place through Prototyping, K3 Malmö University, Research in Interaction Design
Angelika Eckert, Emsige Licht-Scooter, in: WEAVE magazine 02/12, pp. 14-15, April/May 2012
Manuel Bewarder, Sieht gut aus, kauf ich, in: Unaufgefordert No. 148, p. 28, July 2004
Andrea Diener, Bastler, Baustler, Life Hacker, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Feuilleton, Dec 28, 2013
December 28, 2013 radio report about Seidenstrasse, Deutschlandfunk, Computer und Kommunikation: Projekt Seidenstraße
May 07, 2013 radio interview for Deutschlandradio Kultur, Breitband: Monogamie hacken
October 19, 2012 radio report about lovepicking, WDR5, SCALA, Geschmackssachen: Geknackte Liebe
(tv and web tv)
January 07, 2014 video interview for dctp.tv, Rohrpost für alle
December 27, 2013 tv report featuring Seidenstrasse, NDR, Hamburg Journal, Hacker-Kongress gegen Überwachung im Netz
May 08, 2013 video interview for ARTE future, Die Zukunft des Internets
July 06, 2004 Die Musikwippe - tv local story on RBB (Brandenburg aktuell)
December 28, 2013 guest at Tim Pritlove, Claudia Kreil, Das Sendezentrum, Sondersendung, SZ004 Die Kleinen werden so schnell erwachsen
May 18, 2013 guest at Robert Boehnke, Max Winde, nerds.fm podcast
John Borland, How to Send Estonian Vodka Through the Pneumatic Internet, Wired, Threat Level: December 30, 2013
David Pachali, 30C3: Fortschritt durch Rückblick, ZDF Hyperland: December 30, 2013
Jörg Thoma, Retro-Netzwerk im Schlauch, Golem: December 27, 2013
John Metcalfe, Relationship Killer of the Day: Neutralizing Germany's 'Love' Padlocks, The Atlantic Cities: February 19, 2013
Alain Bieber, Lovepicking, rebelart.net: February 16, 2013
Karl Oberascher, Schlösserknacken als Gesellschaftskritik, Kurier.at: October 18, 2012
Michael Huber, Symbolische Attacke mit Sachschaden, Kurier.at, Spaziergänge zur Kunst: October 18, 2012
Judith Horchert, Projekt Lovepicking: Liebesschlösser knacken für die Kunst, Spiegel Online, Netzwelt: October 12, 2012
Mike Szczys, Klackerlaken gets the common man excited about electronics, Hack A Day blog: March 01, 2012
Adam Sneed, The Marching Ant Bots, Slate Future Tense blog: February 03, 2012
Caitlin Stier, Ant-like robots create complex glowing patterns, New Scientist TV blog: January 30, 2012
Olivia Solon, Swarm of robots create patterns with glowing trails, Wired.co.uk blog: January 09, 2012
Zeeshan Tariq, LumiBots Are Simple Yet Complex Little Creatures, etechmag: January 07, 2012
Alexander Scholz, Their movement suggests life, life suggests emotions, Creative Applications blog: January 07, 2012
Julia Kaganskiy, Light Painting With Miniature Robots, The Creators Project blog: November 07, 2011
Katrin Kalden, LumiBots by Mey Lean Kroneman, Infrabodies blog: March 01, 2011
Christopher Mims, Robots as Art: The Serene Beauty of LumiBots, Technology Review blog: August 12, 2010

research interests and professional interests
Digital Art, Media Art, Robotic Art. Emergence, Swarms and Swarm Robotics. Cognitive Science, Embodiment, Artificial Life and Living Interfaces.
Self-perception and emotions of electronic objects.
Human-Machine-Interaction, Human-Robot-Interaction, Human-Human-Interaction, Robot-Robot-Interaction, Machine-Machine-Interaction.
Ludology, Game Design. Experience Design.