Hi! 👋🏻 I'm Dominik.

I'm a Philosopher and Computer Scientist. I build technological solutions, and think strategically and holistically about their design, future potential and impact on people.

Here are some of the things I've done.

Now

I am a technical director at the Berlin-based design studio NEEEU. We create custom-built experiences, using Augmented Reality and other emerging technologies to tell stories, convey information and build brands. While some of my work at NEEEU is confidential, I am able to share a few examples of our projects: we used augmented reality to rediscover long-lost architecture, developed mixed reality museum tours, and created a digital exhibition platform for the prestigious contemporary art museum Gropius Bau.

2017 - 2022

I received my undergraduate and master's degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from Oxford University. Oxford was the perfect place to explore ideas on what technology means to us. My studies in Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Ethics, and Alan Turing's work on Computability and Intelligence provided me with a strong analytical foundation for considering the broader impact of the technologies I help develop. Additionally, my coursework in Advanced Topics in Machine Learning, Probabilistic Programming, and Statistics gave me the practical skills necessary to build these technologies effectively.

For my master's thesis, I built a GDPR-compliant application to collect wearable health data and self-reported mental wellbeing data to explore how well a smartwatch can predict our happiness.

2013 - 2017

I was a member of the development team for the visual programming language vvvv. Our team was responsible for creating and releasing a comprehensive software product that combines a programming language, integrated development environment, and compiler for use in large-scale interactive media projects. In addition to working on various aspects of the product as a software developer, I also taught many courses on how to use vvvv, including a workshop at the RCA, a Summer School I designed and taught in Berlin, and a month-long course on vvvv and robotics at the UCL Interactive Architecture Lab.

Early Days

My early work was awarded the Ars Electronica u19 Golden Nica, often referred to as the 'Oscars of Media Art'.

Clients and Tools

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of organizations, including renowned brands such as Volkswagen, Miele, and Absolut Vodka, as well as cultural institutions such as the Martin Gropius Bau and Ars Electronica. I have also had the opportunity to work with studios like Nexus Productions, Marshmallow Laser Feast, and NEEEU. I have developed a diverse set of technical skills, including the ability to build machine learning models, mathematically prove their desired properties, and software development using various tools and languages such as Swift, C#, Unity, Clojure, Haskell, vvvv, Typescript, and Python. Above all, I have learned how to create software products that prioritize the needs and benefits of people.

I hope to use my skills to develop meaningful products and experiences for the emerging era of augmented reality, which I expect to become the primary way we connect with technology and each other.

I am grateful for all the amazing people I have met along the way. If you'd like to get in touch, say hello at mail@dominikkoller.net