Pascal de Man


Pascal's journey into the realm of technology and human behavior began in his early childhood, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how things function. From dismantling objects to uncover their hidden worlds, to reassembling them in improved forms, he developed a deep fascination for understanding the inner workings of both the physical and human realms. This passion found a perfect outlet when he encountered his first computer, enabling him to merge his analytical mindset with programming.

From that point forward, he delved into the realm of analyzing (re)actions, seeking patterns and optimizing processes using both human and machine interactions. This exploration led him to pursue a study in Advanced Informatics, followed by Interactive Media Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. During his time there, he honed his skills in crafting user-centered solutions, blending diverse media and platforms to achieve his objectives.

After completing his studies, Pascal, alongside Olivier and Roeland Otten, co-founded the internet studio Toxit and the innovative Holland-Interactive in 2009. Since then, he has been working as a freelance internet and multimedia programmer based in Rotterdam. Over the years, his expertise has been applied to a wide range of projects, encompassing websites, games, mobile apps, data visualisations, navigation systems, books, video browsers, pattern and profile generators, interactive videos, art installations, and product prototypes.

In addition to his professional work, Pascal embraced a teaching role in 2011. Initially at the Communication and Multimedia Design department of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences until 2013. There, he imparted his knowledge to first and second-year students, introducing them to the fundamentals of front-end development and prototyping. Starting 2012, he expanded his instructional endeavors to the Graphic Design department of the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Throughout his teaching experience, Pascal has held various positions as a Coding tutor, guiding students in realizing their interactive projects across web, print, physical space, and beyond.

Pascal de Man's diverse experiences and expertise have shaped him into a dynamic professional who combines a deep understanding of technology with an appreciation for human behavior and creative problem-solving. He continues to make significant contributions to the fields of internet and multimedia programming while nurturing the next generation of innovative minds through his teaching endeavors.

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Website / 2008

Website for PhDArts, an international doctorate programme in art and design. The programme is a collaboration between Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague.

Together with Niels Schrader.


Video browser / 2008

3VOOR12 is a multimedia platform of the Dutch Public Broadcasting's VPRO for alternative pop. The video browser was made on the occasion of its 10th anniversary and shows a wide selection of highlights. Videoclips are displayed on two axis and are linked to each other by category, date or name. This way the website always serves an alternative route, enabling a seemingly endless browsing experience.

Commissioned by VPRO - 3VOOR12 / Editing by Sander Kerkhof /
Additional programming by Reinier Feijen / Together with Olivier Otten and Roeland Otten.

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Publication / 2007

A publication linked to the 2006 theatre conference Na(ar) het Theater at the AHK. It presents a new, alternative way of accessing information by keyword search: each page of text features a list of words on the page which also appear in the book’s index. These keywords indicate all the relevant topics discussed on the respective page and allow for speedy navigation through the book’s content.

In early 2008 After Theatre? was awarded the Certificate of Typographic Excellence by the Type Directors Club New York.

Concept and design by Niels Schrader /
Editing by Marijke Hoogenboom and Alexander Karschnia.


Website / 2007 – 2009

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Initiated by Remco Beeskow and Roeland Otten /
Design by Roeland Otten.

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Website / 2007

Website which's navigation interface is based solely on the so-called “windows metaphor” with only displaying an alterable cut-out of information. This allows for an endless horizontal expansion of the content containers and enlarges the possibilities of storage.

Commissioned by the Research Group Art Practice and Development of the Amsterdam University of the Arts / Together with Niels Schrader.

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Website / 2007

Website for the children's section of the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam. The museum is well known for it's hands-on and playful character, which we tried to resemble online. Most of the practical information is left out (parents look it up on the grown-up site anyway), making room for small games to hype up the kids.

Commissioned by Maritiem Museum Rotterdam /
Together with Olivier Otten and Roeland Otten.

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Internet tool / 2006

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Concept and design by Niels Schrader and Ted van Lieshout / Additional programming by Marcel van der Drift.

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