Recent & Scientific References

SELECTED TALKS, POSTER & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

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.

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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"?

SELECTED INTERVIEWS, SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES

What’s after Corona Crisis? Artists Shaping the Humane Future. Blogpost. B. Hofmann, Claudia Schnugg, 2020.


New Pathways in Communicating Quantum Technology. B. Hofmann. Statement at the event Entanglement Ongoing, Ars Electronica 2019.

Quantum Logos – An artistic Approach to Quantum Physics. Ars Electronica, Interview, 2019

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: https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_01792

Hofmann, B., Haase, S., Black, D. (2017). STEAM Imaging: A Pupils’ Workshop Experiment in Computer Science, Physics, and Sound Art. SCIART MAGAZINE Special Topics August 2017: STEAM.

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STEAM Imaging: When Art, Science and the Next Generation Converge. Ars Electronica, Interview, 2018

STEAM Imaging: An Experiment in Art & Science. Ars Electronica, Interview, 2017.

HONORS & AWARDS

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 partnered with the R&D Engagement team at Fraunhofer MEVIS.

Industry Award for Best Visual Effects, Raw Science Film Festival 2020, CA, USA - SciArt producer and project developer of the short film “Quantum Logos (vision serpent).”
Media artists Mark Chavez and Ina Conradi teamed up with me and science communicator Bob Kastner.

Industry Award for Best Infographic, Raw Science Film Festival 2019, CA, USA - director and SciArt producer of the short film “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 SciArt producer of the short film “Beauty of Blood Flow Analysis,”jointly with Alexander Köhn and Mathias Neugebauer.
In addition, 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 short film Beauty of Blood Flow Analysis” was nominated at the 12th Fulldome Festival in Jena, Germany, May 2018.

BOOK CHAPTER BASED ON INTERVIEWS

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.​

AFFILIATIONS

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

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

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

10.1145/3476123.3487872

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: https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_01792


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.