Erich Berger . Biography - - eb at  

Erich Berger was born 1969 in Steyr/Austria and currently works as artist, 
independent researcher and educator. He lives in Gijon/Spain together with 
his partner Laura Beloff and their daughter Ada. 

Berger is trained as an engineer for communication engineering and electronics.
He has a master degree in philosophy with an interdisciplinary subject 
combination of mechatronic and philosophy. The master thesis was written about 
from the University of Vienna/Austria.

From 1996-1999 Berger was working at the Ars Electronica Center, Ars Electronica Futurelab 
and Ars Electronica Festival in Linz/Austria. In the Ars Electronica Center he was technically 
responsible for the implementation of the visitor guidance system and the 
telerobotic art installation TELEGARDEN. In the Ars Electronica Futurelab he was project manager 
and developer for the telerobotic art installation TELEZONE. 1998 and 1999 he was 
technical director of the Ars Electronica Festival.

From 1999-2002 Berger was working for the Vienna/Austria based it-company Ideal Communications 
as a researcher and knowledge manager. His responsibilities included research on the fringes of 
it-business (science, art, design), employee education and  training as well as organizing and 
assisting the restructuring of the company during and after phases of extensive growth.

Since 2003 Berger gave workshops about physical computing, interaction design and related 
subjects at various universities, labs and educational institution throughout Europe.

2004 and 2005 he was developing and directing the MAKING SENSE project at the Oslo/Norway based 
media lab Atelier Nord. MAKING SENSE was a research and education program about physical computing 
for artists and designers. It included the direction of  workshops, the build-up of a physical 
computing lab and technical and artistic consulting for artists.

2006 Berger was artistic director and curator for the INTERFACE & SOCIETY project at the 
Oslo/Norway based media lab Atelier Nord. INTERFACE & SOCIETY investigated artistic practices and 
strategies which deal with the transformation of our everyday life through electronic interfaces. 
This one year project consisted of workshops, the production of artworks, a conference and an 

2007 Berger was appointed Chief Curator at LABoral Center for Art and Creative Industries in 

Since the mid nineties Berger works as an artist. He is interested in information processes and 
feedback structures which he investigates with installations, situations, performances and various 
interfaces. His work is shown internationally in media-festivals, exhibitions and galleries. 
Together with the sound artist PURE he founded the audio visual impro duo TERMINALBEACH (2002). 
He received a Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction together with the Telezone-Group for the 
project TELEZONE (2000), the  Intermedium2 Award, Bawarian Broadcasting Station / ZKM together 
with the group 92v2.0 for A SOPHISTICATED SOIREE (2002) and a Honorary Mention from VIDA 5.0 Art 
and Artificial Life international Competition together with Laura Beloff for the installation 
SPINNE (2002). 

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