Kristian Gohlke is a researcher, design engineer and interaction design consultant. His work explores the interactions and boundaries between humans, technology and the context they are embedded in.

He currently works as a lecturer at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, where he conducts research on the future of tangible user-interfaces, as part of his ongoing doctoral thesis titled: ‘Exploring Bio-Inspired Fluidic Soft Actuators and Sensors for the Design of Shape Changing Tangible User Interfaces’.

He is also a co-initiator of the ongoing Bauhausinteraction Colloquium interdisciplinary lecture series which adresses contemporary topics in technology, arts+design and the humanities.

As part of his freelance engagements he creates and realizes interactive installations for clients such as Native Instruments, Red Bull and the LEGOLAND themepark. In the past he has also extensively conducted live AV performances for various bands and festivals. His website has been around since the early days of the internet.

On rare occasions, he can also be found hiking forests, island and mountains or paddling in his (inflatable) canoe.

See the works or publications sections to get an overview of my professional activities.

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