Jürgen Sieck

Jürgen Sieck is head of the INKA research group, which includes the XR_Unites project. He is also a professor of computer science in the Applied Computer Science degree program at HTW Berlin. Previously, he was a visiting professor at Monash University Melbourne, Australia, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and at Old Dominion University Norfolk in Virginia, USA. From 2013 to 2018 he was Principal Investigator of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung and since 2019 he is Principal Investigator of the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since 2015, he has also been Professor of Computer Science at the Namibia University of Science and Technology in Windhoek. Jürgen Sieck was awarded honorary doctorates from the Odessa National Polytechnic University and the West Ukrainian National University Ternopil.

Maja Stark

Maja Stark is an art scholar M.A. with a focus on embodiment and artistic expression in extended reality. She also studied Media and Applied Computer Science part-time from 2017-2020. Since 2018 she coordinates the INKA project AURORA School for ARtists at HTW Berlin and since 2020 also the project XR_Unites. As part of the AURORA education courses, she is a lecturer on the art and cultural history of augmented reality, publishes, gives talks at external events, and does interdisciplinary networking for exciting new projects.

Dagmar Schürrer

Dagmar Schürrer is a media artist who works with the moving image. She assembles found footage, digitally generated objects and animations, text, drawing and sound into elaborate video-sound montages that often leave the screen through the technology of augmented reality. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the ICA London, the Moscow Biennale for Young Art, the Supernova Festival in Denver, and the Museum of Waste in Changsha, China. In AURORA she supports in the field of digital media production.

Selina Wernike

Selina Wernike is a master student of Applied Computer Science at HTW Berlin. In 2021, she was a student assistant of the AURORA team. In the context of a collaboration with the Museum Association of the State of Brandenburg, she also gained experience in the use of web-based augmented reality. Since February 2022 she is a project staff member with know-how in the development of AR applications with Unity, coding and AFRame.

Katrina Rizakova

Katrina Rizakova is a master’s student in the International Media Informatics program at HTW Berlin. She has been a student assistant in the INKA research group since 2020 and in the AURORA School for ARtists since 2022. She supports the development of AR projects with Unity as well as web-based AR applications.

Gleb Tanaka

Gleb is a student of Applied Computer Science at HTW Berlin. In the course of his internship, he has been supporting the INKA research group since February 2022 in the project »Stage Worlds« in cooperation with the Kleist Museum Frankfurt (Oder). As a developer, he is involved in the development of AR applications for the Konzerthaus Berlin in the APOLLO project. At the AURORA School for ARtists, he contributes his expertise in the production of creative AR applications and the organization of the AURORA continuing education courses.