Timo is co-founder of Playdeo, a media startup in London. Previously he worked with design, product invention, filmmaking, photography and strategy at Ottica, BERG and AHO.
Timo’s design, photography and filmmaking work is about developing and explaining emerging technologies through visual experiments, films, visualisations, speculative products and interfaces. He led the international research project ‘Touch’ investigating physical interaction with everyday objects. He has a Phd in interaction design.
Over 15 years he has directed commercials, animated films, designed exhibitions and urban screens and architected web and mobile applications. Exhibitions include MoMA New York’s ‘Talk to Me‘, the V&A’s ‘Power of Making‘, Designs of the year at the Design Museum, Big Bang Data at Somerset House and CCCB Barcelona, Utopia/Dystopia at MAAT in Lisbon, London Transport’s ‘Sense and the City‘, ‘Invisible Fields‘ and ‘Habitar‘ at Laboral in Spain.
Timo is part of the visiting faculty at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, the Oslo School of Architecture & Design, Umeå Institute of Design, The Institute for Advanced Architecture, the Royal College of Art and the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. Timo regularly talks about design, media and technology at international conferences such as Reboot, LIFT, PICNIC, IXDA, Design Engaged, Frontiers of Interaction, Design of Understanding, Barcelona Design Week, Oslo LUX, The Microsoft Social Computing Symposium, Web 2.0 Expo, and O’Reilly’s Foo Camp.
timo at elasticspace dot com