6 - 14 july 2019

Wiesław Bartkowski

curator of the "The matter of code" exhibition

Interaction designer and complex systems researcher. Head and co-founder of CreativeCoding.pl postgraduate studies offered by the School of Form, the Design Department of the SWPS University. Lecturer at the School of Form and the School of Ideas at the SWPS University. The creator of pioneering educational programs combining information technology with humanities and the creative use of technology. Passionate about sharing programming skills. Teaches artists and designers to use material, which is a combination of code with electronics and digital fabrication. The field of his scientific interest are complex system and human - computer interaction. He has conducted research, among others, in the EU programme “Future and emerging technologies”. He has created tools used in the UN and West Point. In his first approach to doctorate under the supervision of prof. Andrzej Nowak, he studied "emotional" artificial neural networks as a tool to optimise approximate solutions to NP-hard problems.

His scientific visualisations and interactive installations have been presented, among others, in Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, Arsenał gallery, Artothek in Monachium and Teatr Nowy. He has collaborated with the Florida Atlantic University, Ammerman Center for Art and Technology in Connecticut, Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation Torino, Columbia University and the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences. 

Laureate of Design Alive Awards 2018, called the Oscars for Polish design industry, in the Animator category, among others for broadening the horizon where interactive technology with humanities, design and art meets.