Moritz Stefaner

Moritz Stefaner works as a "truth and beauty operator" on the crossroads of data visualization, information aesthetics and user interface design. With a background in Cognitive Science and Interface Design, his work balances analytical and aesthetic aspects in mapping abstract and complex phenomena. Recent work includes Selfie City, a project Investigating the style of self-portraits (selfies) in five cities across the world. His work has been exhibited at Venice International Architecture Biennial, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica and the Max Planck Science Gallery. In 2010, he was nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.



FALSE POSITIVE deploys text messaging, stealth infrastructure, street intervention, and data visualization to enact a surveillance conspiracy engaging the public in an intimate, techno-political conversation with the mobile technologies on which they depend.


After Networked City in 2013 and Participatory City 2014, this year's curatorial theme of INVISIBLE and VISIBLE Cities 2015 aims to develop an awareness of the underlying data and technologies of modern cities, which are almost invisible to the eye.