Coding Dürer has been a dream once. Then it has been a third-party funding project. Then an organizational knot to untangle. And then it became true.

Forgetting the sweat, I am very very happy about the process and outcome of Coding Dürer. Plus: Nothing went seriously wrong. A project like this wouldn’t be possible without the help of many.

Here is a–probably still incomplete–list of those people I wholeheartedly like to thank:


The Volkswagen Foundation and particularly Vera Szöllösi-Brenig for making this event financially possible. All food, drinks, trips and rooms are on them! We are indebted and will report back the results of this event.

Natalia Karbasova and Patrick Müller from Hubert Burda Bootcamp for kindly hosting us and helping out in many situations.

Sonja Gasser in helping me securing the funding from Volkswagen Foundation and in particular for designing the great Coding Dürer logo.

Philipp Hartmann for the logistics of food and technology and in particular for being reliably at the right place at the right time.

Nuria Rodríguez Ortega, Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Lev Manovich, Justin Underhill and Mario Klingemann for their friendship, inspiration and believe in my pursuits.

Hubertus Kohle for giving me the opportunity and freedom to engage in those pursuits.

Liska Surkemper from the International Journal for Digital Art History for her wonderful support.

Christian Waha, from Industrial Holographics, for kindly providing the Hololense. We will never forget.

Christian Soellner and Florian Thurnwald from Microsoft for making their visit possible on very short notice.

Douglas McCarthy and Barbara Fischer for their invaluable advice and experience and in particular for framing this event into a wider context.

The many data providers, in particular those, who contributed to our list and blog. You are our partners.

All following and contributing to #CodingDurer on Twitter. You have been an integral part of this event.

And last, but not least, all participants. You have been working hard and made this event the success it is.