I’m a researcher and artist with a background in media and computer science. My work explores the integration of technological development into the fields of art and craft, and vice versa, and social, cultural, technical and aesthetic implications thereof. I am Professor of Design & Technologies at the University of Art and Design Linz.

I previously worked with the Ars Electronica Futurelab designing and realizing interactive exhibits and exhibitions and as freelancer on design and technology research projects. I have been an artist in residence at the V2_Institute for the Unstable Media Rotterdam (NL), the Eyebeam Art&Technology Center New York (US), the Tactile and Tactical Design Lab, University of Washington (US) and at Creative Technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University New York (US).
I co-initiated and was the key researcher of the artistic research project ‘Stitching Worlds’ at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Institute for Industrial Design II headed by Fiona Raby. I have been teaching at the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz, the department for New Media – Technology – Culture at the University of Klagenfurt and the New Design University in St. Pölten. I have been a researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology headed by Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna Technical University.

My research and artistic work has been shown internationally within conferences and museums, among them the CHI, TEI and IDC conferences, ZKM Karlsruhe (DE), V&A London (UK), Ars Electronica Linz (AT), Loboratore Arte Alameda Mexico City (MX), Biennale International Design St. Etienne (FR), Works Gallery San Jose (US), Istanbul Design Biennial and the MAK Vienna (AT).

contact: ireneposch(at)gmail.com