My name is Titus Ebbecke

What I do

I'm a german HCI designer currently working at the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research where I'm developing visualization software to accelerate the discovery and exploration of RNA's in viruses and bacteria. I'll be a MDes candidate at UC Berkeley and hold a bachelor degree in Communication-Design from the University of Applied Sciences W├╝rzburg-Schweinfurt. My research interest is not limited to dialogs between man and machine but extends towards machine-machine-interaction and autonomous computers that communicate with humans, not just the other way around. My work ranges from tangible interfaces that make satellite data accessible, to fully autonomous industrial robots enabled by machine learning. Some of these projects were awarded and nominated by the A'Design Award, European Design Award, ADC Junior Competition, or the London International Creative Competition. During my time at Volkswagen I created high-fidelity prototypes to reshape the relationship between automobiles and people. Throughout my partnership with KUKA Research and Development I designed a link between robotics, machine learning, and art.

During my teenage years I traveled to a few places in Europe to photograph rare animals with photographers from Scotland, Finland and Germany. I'm interested in astrophysics with a focus on cosmology. My favorite hack is the EU flag and several artifacts on the german flag I constructed for the (perhabs) greatest piece of collective internet art: reddit's r/place. When I do less serious stuff, I teach industrial robots how to fight with swords, trade with funny cryptocurrencies, and shoot strange student movies.