Jan Torpus – Researcher / PI

Jan Torpus (*1967) is a senior researcher and tutor at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures and a media artist.

He studied interior design (Massana Art and Design College Barcelona, 1993), audiovisual arts (Institute Art, Academy of Art and Design HGK, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, B.A. 1999), interaction design (Hyperwerk, formerly Hyperstudio, HGK FHNW, 2000) and graduated in art and design research at the Masterstudio Design (HGK FHNW, M.A. 2010).

He lectured new media at the polytechnic in Brugg and in Basel at several institutes of the HGK FHNW. He develops and manages research projects in the fields of affective interaction, immersive augmented reality, ubiquitous computing and biofeedback interfaces in interdisciplinary teams with partners like the University Hospital Basel, University of Basel (Departement Mathematik und Informatik), Museum of Communication Bern, City of Basel, iart ag and others.

He works as a media artist since 2000: www.torpus.com


Heibach Christiane, Torpus Jan, Simon Andreas. Immersion und Irritation: Emotionale und kognitive Aneignungsprozesse in der physischen Technosphäre. In: Thiemo Breyer and Dawid Kasprowicz (eds.), Immersion: Grenzen und Metaphorik des digitalen Subjekt, Navigationen – Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften, 19/1 (2019), University Siegen.

Torpus Jan. Extending Museum Exhibits by Embedded Media Content for an Embodied Interaction Experience. ACM Proceedings of the 10th NordiCHI Conference, Nordic forum for Human-Computer Interaction. Oslo, Norway. pp. 236-246. ISBN: 978-1-4503-6437-9. DOI 10.1145/3240167.3240169

Torpus Jan, Christiane Heibach, Simon Andreas. Ambient Intelligence? Experiential Qualities of Reactive Environments. 3rd International Congress on Ambiences. Proceedings, University of Thessaly, Department of Architecture. Volos, Greece, 2016. ISBN 978-2-9520948-6-3

Torpus Jan, Simon Andreas, Büchel Julia. Ubiquitous Computing for Knowledge Transfer and Exhibition Design. In: Carsten Busch and Jürgen Sieck (eds.), Kultur und Informatik: Augmented Reality. Verlag Werner Hülsbusch: Glückstadt, 2016. pp. 247-261. ISBN: 978-86488-103-9

Simon Andreas, Torpus Jan, Heibach Christiane, Navarro, José. Affect and Atmosphere in Controlled Responsive Environments. Proceedings of HCI’16 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Springer: Toronto, Canada, 2016. pp. 350-362. ISBN 978-3-319-39861-7

Torpus Jan, Simon Andreas. Affective-responsive Environments. Proceedings of ISEA2014 – 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art. Dubai, 2014.

Heibach Christiane, Simon Andreas, Torpus Jan. Extended Senses in Responsive Environments – An Artistic Research Project on Atmosphere. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Crete, 2014. Springer International Publishing, Proceedings Part III 2014. pp. 687-698.

Torpus Jan. “lifeClipper” – Grenzgänge in Design- und Kunstforschung, in: Langkilde Kirsten Merete (Ed.), Verortung. Christoph Merian Verlag. Basel, 2013. pp. 183-195.

Tobler Beatrice, Wolfensberger Rolf, Torpus Jan. Medienanthropologie im Museum: eine Ausstellung als Forschungslabor. Schweizerische Ethnologische Gesellschaft (SEG), TSANTSA Nr. 18, Seismo Verlag. Zürich, 2013.

Torpus Jan, Tobler Beatrice. lifeClipper3 – An Augmented Walking Experience. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. Basel, 2011.

Wassermann Klaus, Bühlmann Vera, Torpus Jan. lifeClipper – Commonality in Images. Leonardo Electronic Almanac – special issue: Creative Data, Vol., 16 Issue 6-7, 2009 online.

Herst Deanna, Torpus Jan. living-room2 – domesticating the multiverse. Proceedings of ISEA08, International Symposium on Electronic Art. Singapore, 2008.

Felix Nadine, Torpus Jan, Wiedmer Martin. lifeClipper2 – Negotiating Reality. Proceedings of the DRS conference, Design Research Society, Sheffield, GB, 2008.

Torpus Jan, Bühlmann Vera. lifeClipper. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia. Budapest,2005.

Galantay Roderick, Torpus Jan, Engeli Maya. Interactive, Space-Oriented Augmented Reality. Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Multimedia. New York, 2004.

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