7 May 2024 | Hybrid Bodies | InKüLe supported student workshop: səˈlesCHəl - Experiencing Edges of the Digital Self

Quelle: InKüLe / Jonny-Bix Bongers

When: 7. May 2024 (Tue),  11:00 - 16:00

Where: Design & Computation studio - TU main building, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin   (https://www.newpractice.net/get-here)

Registration for UdK-students: Please complete this form. You will receive a confirmation from us when you have successfully registered.


səˈlesCHəl - Experiencing Edges of the Digital Self

The 5-hour workshop "səˈlesCHəl - Experiencing Edges of the Digital Self" will explore the wide-ranging territories of identity and the concept of the 'open avatar' within the digital realm. The workshop utilizes elements from the interactive tool "Hyperlinked Rituals," developed by Christian Schmidts and Jonny-Bix Bongers, which allows for integration of real-life interaction with the dynamic gaming software Unreal Engine. The workshop aims to delve into the transindividualistic process of virtual embodiment, where digital personas are not just extensions of the self but are entities that exist in a hyper-open state, free for interpretation and exploration. Participants will engage in hands-on activities using gaming engine software and motion capture solutions, empowering them to create and interact with their digital personas in real-time.

"səˈlesCHəl" invites participants into the evolving relationship between our physical selves and our digital echoes, offering a look into the future of digital interaction and identity formation.


Jonny-Bix Bongers is scholar, theater maker and designer from Berlin. He worked as a director and dramaturg and focusing mainly on the intersection of performing arts and new technology. 

His pieces have been shown at multiple cultural institutions like the Münchner Kammerspiele or the Goethe Institute, DOCKdigital as well as the Ars Electronica in Linz. 


The Hybrid Bodies workshop series comes from an open call for student-led workshops initiated and supported by InKüLe. As we navigate the digital age, we see how it affects our connection with our voices and bodies. Identity is fluid, realities overlap, and bodies are always in an in-between state. How do our bodies adjust to the changing stories of our online/offline presence? In this call, we seek passionate students eager to explore and discuss voice, body, and digitality intersections with an interdisciplinary student audience. We invite them to propose a workshop topic they're interested in or currently researching in these areas. We co-curate selected proposals with our team, providing technical support, spatial organisation and general planning of the workshop. The workshops are open to students from all UdK departments, offering a place for transdisciplinary exploration and exchange.