Recent & Scientific References


Guest talk at the Inspiration Session at Silbersalz Institute: Making Sense: Purpose and Impact Integrating Science, Art, and Technology; September 2022


EXPLORING THE TISSUE OF EXISTENCE: Integrating Science and Art to look Beyond the Limits of our Perception; LASER talk and panel discussion as a part of the Medicine + Media Arts series; August 2021. Watch Here

Radiological Data in Clinical, Artistic, and Educational Practice: Lecture & hands-on with my colleagues Sabrina Haase at PLUS Paris Lordon Universität Salzburg, course on "Art and Medicine" in the inter-university focus on science and art between PLUS & Mozarteum, May 2021.


Panel discussion with Barney Steel from Marshmallow Laser Feast at the conference “Navigating the Postdigital – How Arts & Sciences Shape Our Future” at AIL by SOUND:FRAME, curator Eva Fischer, January 2020.


New Pathways in Communicating QuantumTechnology. Statement for the discussion at the networking event Entanglement Ongoing after the screening of the interactive artwork Quantum Logos at the Ars Electronica Festival 2019.

From STEM to STEAM – how and why Fraunhofer MEVIS injected STEAM. Guest-lecture at Stanford Department of Electrical Engineering January 31, 2019 by Bianka Hofmann within the EE376A Information Theory course.

Science + Art = The Next Generation of Researchers? Workshop by Bianka Hofmann and Sabrina Haase at the intersection of art, science, technology, media, and entertainment at the Raw Science Film Festival January 7, 2018, CA.

Flesh and Voxel: Making Sense of Medical Images | STEM to STEAM | UCLA, by Bianka Hofmann, Sabrina Haase and Alexander Köhn, January 8, 2018.

Poster at The Workshop AESTHETICS get SYNTHETIC: KLAS Knowledge Link Through Art & Science, November 27, 2017, Potsdam.

Dialog-oriented Sci-Comm: From "STEAM Imaging" to "Whose Scalpel" - An Artist-in-Residency including pupils. From the perspective of the scientific organization. Conference Talk and Panel Discussion at Ars Electronica 2017 - Symposium II - European Digital Art and Science Network: by Bianka Hofmann and Sabrina Haase within the panel Art and Science Residencies - Just a "Fly-by" or really a "Rendezvous"?



Nominated as a finalist for the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2022 in Art and Science, Falling Walls Conference


Honorary Mention at the STARTS (Science, Technology & the Arts) Prize 2021, an initiative of the European Commission, launched under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Research Partnership Development and Project Lead for the cross-sectoral project The Tides Within Us; Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) in collaboration with Natan Sinigaglia and Fraunhofer MEVIS.

Industry Award for Best Visual Effects, Raw Science Film Festival 2020, CA, USA - Science & Art Producer and Project Developer of the immersive instalation “Quantum Logos (vision serpent).”
Media artists Mark Chavez and Ina Conradi teamed up with Bianka Hofmann and Bob Kastner.

Industry Award for Best Infographic, Raw Science Film Festival 2019, CA, USA - Director and Science & Art Producer of the immersive installation “Digital Medicine, Arts, and STEAM: BEFORE US LIES ETERNERDY,” jointly with Alexander Köhn and Mathias Neugebauer.


Industry Award for Best Immersive Media, Raw Science Film Festival 2018, CA, USA - Director and Science & Art Producer of the immersive installation “Beauty of Blood Flow Analysis,”jointly with Alexander Köhn and Mathias Neugebauer.


The short film Beauty of Blood Flow Analysis” was nominated at the 12th Fulldome Festival in Jena, Germany, May 2018.

The web-based STEAM application Inside Insight I created with my colleagues Sabrina Haase and Alexander Köhn, was among the finalists in the category Best Educational Media at Raw Science Film Festival 2018.


The project is presented (based on an interview with me) in The Practice of Art & Science, The European Digital Art and Science Network (Hatje Cantz, 2017), pp. 50 – 55.

Our experimental artist-in-residency project "STEAM Imaging" is discussed (based on interviews with me, the artists Yen Tzu Chang, and Sabrina Haase) in the book Creating ArtScience Collaboration – Bringing Value to Organizations, by Claudia Schnugg.​


Advisory Board for the Medicine and Media Art Program UCLA Art Sci Center | Member

Artiscience Library, Edinburgh | International Advisor

Sci-Art Collective Quantum Travelers | Founding Member

Foundation Stiftung STUDIUM – Stiftung für Ost-West-Integration | Supporting Member, Patron


Barnaby Churchill Steel, Kate Farrell, Bianka Hofmann (2021). The Tides Within Us. Conference: SA '21: SIGGRAPH Asia 2021. DOI:


Bianka Hofmann; Linking Science and Technology with Arts and the Next Generation: The STEAM Imaging Experimental Artist Residency, A Case Study. Leonardo 2021; 54 (2): 185–190. DOI:

Rieder, C., Brachmann C., Hofmann, B., Klein, J., Köhn, A., Ojdanic, D., Schumann, D., Weiler, F. and Hahn, H. K. (2013). Interactive Visualization of Neuroanatomical Data for a Hands-On Multimedia Exhibit. EuroVis Workshop on Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences (VMLS), Leipzig, Germany.

Scheer, M., Hofmann, B., Behr, I.P. (2004). Ethogram of selected behaviors initiated by shortfinned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and directed towards human swimmers during open water encounters. Anthrozoös 17(3): 244-257. DOI: 10.2752/089279304785643267

Scheer, M. and Hofmann, B: The Dolphin Space Program, in: Krankendienst 1 (2004) 12–15, (German language).

Hofmann, B., Scheer, M. & Behr, I.P. (2004) Underwater behaviors of short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) off Tenerife. Mammalia 68(2-3): 221-224. Cover photography of volume 68(2-3). DOI: 10.1515/mamm.2004.020

Scheer, M., Hofmann, B. & Behr, I.P. (2003) Vocalizations of free-ranging short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus ) off Tenerife: signal repertoire and characteristics. European Research on Cetaceans 17.

Hofmann, B. (1998): Kann die verhaltensbiologische Beschreibung ritualisierten Verhaltens
dazu beitragen, religiös ritualisiertes Verhalten zu verstehen? Interdisciplinary diploma thesis (Comparative Religion, Biology).


Scheer, M. Hofmann, B. & Behr, P.I. (1998a). Interactions between whale watching vessels and short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) off the southwest coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands: Behavioural implications. Reportto Viceconsejería de Medio Ambiente, 41 pages.

Scheer, M., Hofmann, B. & Behr, P.I. (1998b). Discrete pod-specific call repertoires among shortfinned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) off the SW coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands. Abstract World Marine Mammal Science Conference, 20-24. January, Monaco by European Cetacean Society and Society for Marine Mammalogy.

In Addition:

Free-range interaction research: I researched inter-species communication, collected field data, analyzed, and published the outcome of three field studies of short-finned pilot whales in the Atlantic off the Canary Islands in 1994, 1996, and 2001. These research results have contributed to a code of conduct and specific protective measures for short-finned pilot whales off the southwest coast of Tenerife.


Short-finned pilot whales underwater photographs by Behr, Hofmann and Scheer were published in 'Marine Mammals: Biology and Conservation' edited by Peter Evans and Toni Raga (2002).

Research results and photographs were published in the National Geographic magazines (Germany, Spain, South Korea, Israel).

In I. P. Behr, H. Diez, B. Hofmann, M. Scheer, (Hrsg.) (2001): First Flow. Der erste Kontakt mit 
Pilotwalen, book on demand, easi publications the reader gets insight into field diaries.