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Pascal de Man

Biography

Since my early childhood I've been fascinated by how things work. Items got taken apart, giving away what world was hidden inside them and – when I saw fit – combined, or put back together in (preferably) an improved form. Over the years this fascination grew and started to involve an interest in how and why people work. As soon as the first computer entered my life, it turned out that I could use this device combined with both extremes of the spectrum to create computer programs.

From here on, (re)actions from both humans and machines alike got analysed for recurring patterns that could be optimised or used to predict possible future steps. All of this led to me signing up for a study in Advanced Informatics followed by Interactive Media Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. During this time, I learned how to create user-centered solutions and to mix various media and platforms to achieve my goals.

After the Academy Olivier Otten and I founded internet studio Toxit and – together with his brother Roeland - Holland-Interactive. Since 2009, I'm active as a freelance internet and multimedia- programmer based in Rotterdam. Over the years I've worked on projects varying from websites, games, mobile apps, data visualisations, navigation through venues and books, video browsers, pattern- and profile generators, interactive videos, art installations, product prototypes etc.

Since 2011, I'm also active as tutor. Up to 2013 at the Communication and Multimedia Design departement of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Here I teached first and second years students the basics of front-end development and prototyping. Starting 2012 I'm active at the Graphic Design department of the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague as well. Throughout the years I've worked in various positions as Coding tutor, helping students realize their interactive projects, be it for the web, print, physical space or anything in between.

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Contact Details

Pascal de Man
Coolhaven 156A1
3024AM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 611 355 766
mail@pascaldeman.com
linkedin.com/in/pascaldeman

VAT no.    NL001639472B77
CoC/KvK  24454957

IBAN NL03ABNA0539459216
BIC   ABNANL2A

It's Dutch Design

Toekomst Cultuurbeleid

Self-Design

Next Nature Network

AP Valletta

Theaterkrant

MIARD, Digital Archive

HUBOT Job Agency

The Image Society

Advies Arbeidsmarkt

Letter to Humanity

Heroes Museum

Basic Cultural Infrastructure

Visit Oman

Prijs voor Jonge Kunstkritiek

Buro MA.AN

Open Archive

Nederland van Morgen

Straatsma Studio

Studio Wolfpack

Mieke Gerritzen

Public Innovation Procurement

Koert van Mensvoort

Council for Culture

History is ours

Esther Janssen

Nano Supermarket

Attention Radar

Order

Slewe Gallery

Rayfish Footwear

Studio Wieki Somers

Hiryczuk / Van Oevelen

Chris Kabel

iYou

Juurlink [+] Geluk

Joep Jacobs

Heartbeat Iran

Roeland Otten

Infographics Council for Culture

Master Artistic Research

Schauenstein

Website / 2009

Website for the renowned Swiss Hotel / Restaurant situated in the 13th century Schloss Schauenstein in Fürstenau. The restaurant has been awarded with 19 Gault Millau Points and 3 Michelin Stars and is run by 2-times cook of the year (2008 & 2010) Andreas Caminada.

Commissioned by Andreas Caminada /
Design by Remo Caminada.

PowerCursor

Software Toolkit / 2009

Powercursor is a software toolkit in Flash for designing interfaces you can touch. Tactile sensations like stickiness, roughness, pressure, volume or mass can be experienced in a graphical user interface without resorting to special force feedback devices. Powercursor uses a technique called ‘optically simulated haptic feedback’ to evoke the tactile experience.

Commissioned and created by Koert van Mensvoort /
Design by Niels Schrader / Additional programming by Koen Hendrix.

KCAP Architects & Planners

Website / 2008

kcap.eu is a non-hierarchically structured keyword catalogue that allows for contextual and thematical browsing by clustering related and descriptive keywords to a tag cloud. This cloud works like a central registry where metadata definitions are stored and maintained to enable an intuitive site navigation.

Together with Niels Schrader / Additional programming by Reinier Feijen.

Selfcontrol­freak

Interactive video series / 2008 – 2014

Selfcontrolfreak is a series of screen-based artworks by Olivier Otten that explores choice and control in interaction. Visitors are prompted to act or react to situations, which may lead to an unexpected turn of events or surprising scenarios.

selfcontrolfreak.com

Commissioned by Selfcontrolfreak /
Together with Olivier Otten.

PhDArts

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.

Viewmaster

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.

After Theatre?

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.

ConClub

Research Group Art Practice and Development

Maritime Museum Rotterdam

Poetry Compressor

Rob Stolk

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Netherlands Architecture fund

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(on)geloofstest voor kinderen

Jef Poldervaart

Landfall

Slewe Gallery

Zoom – The tangible past