Bernd Lintermann







  • VRme, Bernd Lintermann, 2018
    Virtual Reality installation for HTC Vive, two Kinects and dome camera
    3D Pointcloud Recording: Konrad Berner, Study Course Geodesy and Navigation, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences - Technology and Economics
    3D Modelling: Thomas Schwab, Thomas Mohr
    exhibited at Open Codes, Living in Digital World, ZKM | Karlsruhe, Germany, mar 21st 2018 - jun 02nd 2019
    Description and Video

Long Time Projects:

  • Time Lapses, Dance and Technologie, Bernd Lintermann, Nik Haffner, Thomas McManus, 2000-2003
    research in dance and media,
    YouTube Video

    • Lecture by Nik Haffner at the congress "Wissen schaffen über Tanz. Zum aktuellen Stand der Tanzforschung", Akademie der Künste Berlin, 11th nov 2001
    • Lecture by Nik Haffner at "Internationale Tanztheater-Tage Weimar", Bauhausuniversität Weimar, feb 20th 2003
    • Lecture by Nik Haffner at the festival "VideoDanza", Santa Monika Arts Centre Barcelona, feb 28th and mar 1st 2003

    • Presentation at ZKM Media Theatre, Karlsruhe, Germany, jun 18th and 20th 2002
    • Workshop "Dance and Multimedia", Monaco Dance Forum, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, dec 10th-14th 2002
    • Exhibition Krokodil im Schwanensee -Tanz in Deutschland seit 1945, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Germany, oct 3rd - nov 30th 2003
    • Exhibition IMAGINING MEDIA@ZKM, ZKM | Karlsruhe, Germany, oct 10th 2009-may 31st 2011

    • Martine Leeker (Hg.)
      Multimediale Partnerschaften - Perspektiven von Tanz und Technologie
      published in "Maschinen, Medien, Performances", Alexander Verlag Berlin 2001
    • Gabriele Klein and Christa Zipprich (Hg.)
      Time Lapses - Ein Motion Capture Projekt von Bernd Lintermann und Nik Haffner
      published in "Tanz Theorie Text", Münster/Hamburg/London Lit Verlag 2002, pp. 523-532
    • Web Page:

  •, Webportal, since 2008
    ein Projekt der Gemeinnützigen Hertie-Stiftung und der Neurowissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft e.V. in Zusammenarbeit mit dem ZKM | Karlsruhe
    Vorsitz Beirat Neue Medien und Mitglied des Lenkungsausschuss


  • Animation sequence of a growing tree for the interactive installation Tree of Knowledge, Bill Viola, 1997.
    exhibited at Multimediale 5, oct 18th - nov. 9th 1997 at the ZKM | Karlsruhe
    exhibited at "The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000, Part II, 1950-2000", Whitney Museum, New York, sept 26th 1999 to feb 13th 2000
    exhibited at BIACS3, Biennial of Seville, Seville, Spain, oct 2nd 2008 - jan 11th 2009
    exhibited at IMAGINING MEDIA@ZKM, ZKM | Karlsruhe, Germany, oct 10th 2009-may 31st 2011

  • Workshop Real Gestures, Virtual Environments, ZKM/ IIM (August 4-16, 1998).
    as part of the EU commissioned eRENA project.

  • Application software for TVisionarium I by Dennis Del Favero, Jeffrey Shaw, Neil Brown, Peter Weibel, 2003
    interactive installation for a 360 degree dome projection environment
    exhibited in the Eurolille Center, Lille, France, dec 2003 - mar 2004
    exhibited at Arte Scienza. Spazio deformato, Casa dell’Architettura – Museo Acquario Romano, Rome,
    Italy, may 18th - jun 11th 2006

  • Time Lapses Publication: prototypic proposal for a format of a artistic research publication, 2003-2006

  • Software for a Realtime Preview System for a 360 degree motion camera constructed out of 25 DV cameras, 2002
    developed at the ZKM | Institute for Visual Media
    see Dambeck H.: Wie im richtigen Leben, c't magazin, heise Verlag, issue 12, pp. 102-104, jun 2003

  • PanoCamTools: set of tools for production of panoramic movies from a ring arranged set of motion cameras, 2005-2007

  • Panorama Technology: Single-computer 6 channel projection system for playback of high resolution 360 degree panoramic movies
    with interactive/realtime visual effects and multi channel sound (see ZKM - PanoramaFestival -Technology)
    Interactive Demonstrator exhibited at IMAGINING MEDIA@ZKM, ZKM | Karlsruhe, Germany, oct 10th 2009-may 31st 2011
    Watch the setup of the screen on YouTube
    Watch Panoramic SusiQuake Experiments on YouTube

  • YOUbiläums Browser I+II, Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel, ZKM | Institute for Visual Media, 2007/2009
    based on the Linear Navigator (1999) by Jeffrey Shaw
    conception, software and production management

  • Genealogie des digitalen Codes, ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2007/2017
    based on the Linear Navigator (1999) by Jeffrey Shaw
    conception, software and production management

  • Application software for "THERE IS STILL TIME .. BROTHER", The Wooster Group, 2007
    exhibited at the PanoramaFestival, ZKM | Karlsruhe, Germany, dec 15th 2007 - jan 1st 2008
    exhibited at the EMPAC Opening, EMPAC, Troy, USA, oct 4th - 19th 2008
    exhibited at the PICA Time-Based Art Festival, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Portland, USA, sept 10th - 18th 2010
    exhibited at the SESC Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil, mar 13th - 31st 2013
    exhibited at the Grand Opening Festival, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong, China, feb 4th - march 3rd 2012
    exhibited at Twofold, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China, sep 23th - oct 11th 2014

  • ZKM PanoramaFestival: Concept and project direction, ZKM | Karlsruhe, sep 29th 2007 - mar 16th 2008

  • Application software for Terre Natale: "Exits II", Diller, Scofidio + Renfro e.a., 2008
    exhibited at the "Native Land, Stop Eject", Fondation Cartier, Paris, France, nov 21th 2008 - mar 15th 2009
    exhibited at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Charlottenborg, Denmark, dec 5th 2009 - feb 21th 2010
    exhibited at Alhondiga Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain, may 18th - aug 1th 2010
    exhibited at Exit Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, nov 24th 2015 - jan 9th 2016

  • PanoramaLabor: Concept and project direction, ZKM | Karlsruhe, since may 1st 2009

  • Karlsruhe MovieMap '09, Michael Naimark, ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2009
    interactive installation with stereoscopic projection
    project direction

    exhibited at IMAGINING MEDIA@ZKM, ZKM | Karlsruhe, Germany, oct 10th 2009-may 31st 2011

  • IMAGINING MEDIA@ZKM, exhibition at ZKM | Karlsruhe, oct 10th 2009 - may 31st 2011
    Curators: Peter Weibel, Bernhard Serexhe
    Co-Curators: Ludger Brümmer, Bernd Lintermann

  • Beyond, International 3D Festival, may 26th-29th 2011
    Curator of Media Art

  • The future is Here, exhibition at ZKM | Karlsruhe, oct 31th 2015 - 28th feb 2016
    Curators: Ljiljana Fruk, Bernd Lintermann

  • Zigmagora - Stage Your City, 2017/2018
    mixed-reality theatre
    artistic advice and VR implementation
    performance at Théâtre de la Manufacture, Nancy, France, 12th-20th apr 2018
    performance at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo, Norway, 7th - 10th jun 2018
    performance at Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe, Germany, 30th jun, 1st and 17th jul, 9th and 15th nov 2018
    performance at Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria, 7th sep 2018
    performance at Kote Marjanishvili State Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia, 27th sep 2018
    Video Documentation (10 min), Video, Video, Video (sec 30)

  • iPad application software for the performance Subnormal Europe, Óscar Escudero and Belenish Moreno-Gil, 2020
    with Noa Frenkel and Sebastian Schottke
    concept and realization iPad App
    performance at ZKM Media Theatre Karlsruhe, Germany, jun 14th 2020
    Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2021


  • Xfrog: an interactive modelling and animation system for organic structures with focus on plants, 1995-1999
    Xfrog has been nominated for a Scientific Achievement Award 2015 by the Academy of Motion Pictures (OSCAR).

    Related Projects:

    • conFIGURING the CAVE
    • Tree of Knowledge
    • Morphogenesis
    • SonoMorphis
    • reConFIGURING the CAVE
    • Utopia Triumphans
    • Sketches of Utopia
    • Sono reMorphed
    • Polyphonia
    • Bewegungsmuster I
    • In Vain
    • Convergent Landscape: Form and Number
    • Ministerpräsidentenkonferenz Heidelberg
    • Spin (The Origin)
    • Utopia Triumphans (240)
    • Archigenesis

    Movies produced with Xfrog (selection):

    • Walking With Dinosaurs, Wreck-It-Ralph, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Snow White and the Huntsmen, Sucker Punch, Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, I Am Legend, The Wild, War of the Worlds, The Incredibles, Up, The Wild, The Polar Express, Time Machine, Blueberry


    • Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, WETA, Digital Domain, ILM, Pixar, Disney Imagineering, Sony Imageworks, Electronic Arts, Konami, Microsoft


    • Madonna Confessions Tour Visuals
    • Almond Joy "Business Trip"
    • Corona "Some Beaches"
    • Dell "Beginnings"
    • Coca Cola "Footprints" 2014 Sochi Olympics
    • Bud Lite "Cool Twist" Super Bowl Ad 2014
    • Ford "Nearly Double" Super Bowl Ad 2014
    • CarMax "Slow Clap" Super Bowl Ad 2014
    • M&M's "Delivery" Super Bowl Ad 2014
    • AT&T "Spring" Super Bowl - commercial
    • Mercury Marnier TV Spot
    • Toyota Prius Hybrid TV Spot, Toyota Prius "Hum" - commercials
    • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssee Promo
    • FedEx "Forest" - commercial
    • Psyop - MTV Crow
    • AMC/Coke "Magic Chairs" - commercial
    • Smirnoff Black - commercial

  • MTK: an interactive modelling and animation system designed for interactive installations and performances, 1999-2003

    Related Projects:
    • Room With a View
    • Web Of Life
    • Der Jude von Malta (The Jew of Malta)
    • Time Lapses
    • TVisionarium
    • Cupola
    • Molecules That Changed the World
    • Three Mile Island
    • YOU:R:CODE
    • VRme
    • MRT
    • Music Passenger

  • libIB: a collection of libraries for development of interactive graphics applications, 2003-2010

    Related Projects:

    • TVisionarium
    • Panorama Display Software
    • PanoCamTools
    • VideoToy
    • libFaceKit

  • Panorama Display Software: extendable software for high resolution multi channel projections
    with interactive/realtime visual effects, 2005-2010

    Related Projects:

  • VideoToy: extendable software for interactive/realtime visual effects, 2008-2010

    Related Projects:

    • FLICK_KA MIRROR, 2009
    • FLICK_EU MIRROR, 2015
    • Amazonas Oper/ Amazone Opera, 2008/2010
    • Night of 3Dimensions, 2011
    • The Origin of Noise - The Noise of the Origin, 2013

  • AR Toolbox: augmented reality software for iOS using vuforia, 2011-2012

    Related Projects:

    • O.R.PHEUS, Evelyn Hribersek, 2012
    • SoundARt, Bernd Lintermann, Julia Gerlach, Peter Weibel, 2012
    • Ceci n’est pas un mur vide - Dies ist keine leere Wand, Peter Weibel, Bernd Lintermann, 2013
    • Movie Database Browser, for exhibition schriftfilme, Bernd Lintermann, 2013
    • Genealogie des digitalen Codes, iPad Version, 2017
    • DIGITALE ÖKONOMIE, Peter Weibel, 2018

  • FaceKit Toolbox: libraries and apps for recording, editing and playback of 3D AR motion data on iOS and Linux, 2018-2021

    Related Projects:

  • Lidar Toolset: A toolset intended to be used by artists and museums to gather information about visitor flow using laser range detection, 2022-2023
    Open Source at

    Exhibition setups:


    • R. Boulic, T. Capin, Z. Huang, L. Moccozet, T. Molet, P. Kalra, B. Lintermann, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, I. Pandzic, K. Saar, A. Schmitt, J. Shen, D. Thalmann:
      The HUMANOID Environment for Interactive Animation of Multiple Deformable Human Characters,
      Proc. Eurographics `95, Maastricht.
      (PDF-Version, 338KB)

    • Lintermann, B., Deussen, O.:
      Interactive Modelling of Branching Structures,
      SIGGRAPH 96 Visual Proceedings
      (PDF-version, 100KB)

    • Lintermann, B., Deussen, O.:
      Interactive Modelling and Animation of Branching Botanical Structures,
      EGCAS'96 Workshop on Computer Animation and Simulation
      Book: Computer Animation and Simulation '96, Springer Wien New York, pages 139-151, ISBN 3-211-82885-0
      (Buy@Springer, See some related Animations)

    • Deussen, O., Lintermann, B.:
      Interaktiv modellering av komplekse naturlige objekter,
      Norsigd Info 1/97
      (PDF-version, 330KB)

    • Deussen, O., Lintermann, B.:
      A Modelling Method and Interface for Creating Plants,
      Proc. Graphics Interface '97, Kelowna B.C. Mai 1997, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
      (PDF-Version, 1.1MB)

    • Deussen, O., Lintermann, B.:
      Erzeugung komplexer botanischer Objekte in der Computergraphik,
      Informatik Spektrum 20/4 (october 1997), Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York,
      also covers of Number 1-3
      (PDF-version, 1.3MByte)

    • Lintermann, B., Deussen, O.:
      A Modelling Method and Interface for Creating Plants,
      Computer Graphics Forum, vol 17, number 1, march 1998,
      (invited extended version of our Graphics Interface paper in 1997)
      (PDF-version, 275KB)

    • Deussen O., Hanrahan P., Lintermann B., Mech R., Pharr M., Prusinkiewicz P.:
      Realistic Modeling and Rendering of Plant Ecosystems
      SIGGRAPH '98, Orlando, Florida, July 19-24, 1998, pp. 275-286
      (PDF-version, 894KB)

    • Deussen, O., Lintermann, B.:
      Regelbasierte und prozedurale Datengenerierung in Computergraphik und Bioinformatik,
      GI Workshop Biomolekulare Informatik, September 1998

    • Lintermann, B., Deussen, O.:
      Interactive Structural and Geometrical Modeling of Plants,
      IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, vol 19(1), jan/feb 1999
      (PDF-version, 864KB)

    • Deussen O., Lintermann B.:
      Spektrum der Wissenschaft (Scientific American, international issue in german language), feb 2001
      (PDF-version, 8.1MB)

    • Craven M., Taylor I., Drozd A., Purprick J., Greenhalgh C., Benford S., Fraser M., Bowers J., Jaro K., Lintermann B., Hoch M.:
      Exploiting interactivity, influence, space and time to explore non-linear drama in virtual worlds,
      Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2001), Seattle, March 31-April 5, 2001, pp. 30-37

    • Lintermann B., Deussen O.:
      Pflanzenbilder aus dem Computer,
      c't magazin, heise Verlag, issue 11, pp. 202-205, mai 2003

    • Deussen O., Lintermann B.:
      Artificial Plants,
      appeared in: Future Cinema, ZKM | Karlsruhe, MIT Press, pp. 516-519, 2003
      ISBN 0-262-69286-4

    • Deussen O., Lintermann B.:
      Book: Digital Design of Nature, Computer Generated Plants and Organics
      Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2005
      ISBN: 3-540-40591-7

    • Lintermann B., Haffner N., McManus T.:
      Time Lapses: A Prototypic Proposal for a Format of a Artistic Research Publication
      CDROM, DVD and Web Page, 2003-2006

    • Deussen O., Bülthoff H., Ertl T., Keim D., Lintermann B., Reiterer H., Schilling A.:
      Visualisierung auf Großbildschirmen,
      Informatik-Spektrum, 33:6, S. 551-558, Dez. 2010
      (PDF-Version, 502 KB)

    • Wölfel M., Lintermann B., Völzow N.:
      Using Tangible Surfaces in Opera,
      Conference: The Interactive Media Arts Conference (IMAC), 2011, DR Koncerthus & IT-University, Copenhagen, DK
      (PDF-Version, 1.4MB)

    • Lintermann B.:
      Beyond Cinema,
      appeared in: Diversifying Digital Film and New Media, 2012, Hongik University, Korea
      (PDF-Version, 343KB)

    • Marchini C., Lintermann B., Obermann O., Röck C.:
      Jeffrey Shaw, The Legible City
      published in Bernhard Serexhe: "Digital Art Conservation, Konservierung Digitaler Kunst: Theorie und Praxis", AMBRA |V Vienna 20, pp. 520-545, 2013
      ISBN: 978-3-7091-1467-4

    • Fruk L., Lintermann B.:
      25 MOLEKULA, koje su promijenile svijet,
      ISBN-13 978-953-8012-17-4

    • Fernández Castrillo C., Lintermann B.:
      EncyCloudPrado: Posibilidades didácticas de las nuevas tecnologías para el acceso a la información en el ámbito museístico.,
      Revista Tecnología, Ciencia y Educación. Nº 7 Mayo-Agosto 2017, Centro de Estudios Financieros, Madrid, ES
      ISSN: 2444-250X
      (PDF-Version, 8.7MB)


    • P. Müller, S. Müller Arisona, K. A. Huff and B. Lintermann:
      Digital Art Techniques
      ACM SIGGRAPH 2007, Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA. August 08 2007.

    Contact: Bernd Lintermann .