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Pascal Glissmann is a designer, media artist, and educator based in New York. Since 2001, he has held academic positions alongside his creative practice in Cologne, Hong Kong, Beirut, and New York.
        Internationally recognized collaborations include ⬀ OBJECT AMERICA (with Selena Kimball), ⬀ The Phaistos Project — Forty-five Symbols (with Andreas Henrich and Olivier Arcioli), and ⬀ electronic life forms (with Martina Hoefflin).
        Pascal is currently full-time faculty at ⬀ Parsons School of Design, director of the AAS Communication Design program, and co-director of the ⬀ Observational Practices Lab.


      RESEARCH


The Natural, the Artificial,
and the Speculative

Exhibitions
Publications
Talks



      TEACHING

Thoughts & Overview

Current classes

The Visual Archiv
⬀ Practices of Observation
Projects
⬀ The Phaistos Project
Fridayfonts
Archival
⬀ Speak Music Speak Design (class)
⬀ Microhabitats (class)
Thesis 2 (class)

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Pascal Glissmann is a designer, media artist, and educator based in New York.



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–––––– Practices of Observation
The publication documents process and outcomes of the class “Practices of Observation”—a transdisciplinary graduate class at The New School, New York. More images on observationalpractices.org.
Design • Editing • Collaboration with Selena Kimball










–––––– Field School Berlin
Parsons students: send me an email through your New School account for infos!










–––––– Risographed Visual Archive
Handcrafted (risograph) time-stamped curated collection of projects developed by subcologne over the last 20 years.
Design














–––––– OBJECT AMERICA
Object America is a research project to investigate Observational Methods, from the scientific to the absurd, that reveal unseen histories told by everyday objects and speculate about the future of the concept “America”.
The Online Publication documents the contributions of invited guest researchers.
Co-Initiator • Design • Editing • Collaboration with Selena Kimball








 

––––––Nightvision
The catalog “Nightvision” introduces both work and methods of Brooklyn-based visual artist Selena Kimball.
Design • Collaboration with Selena Kimball












–––––– electronic life forms
e—l—f inhabits the intersection of technology, art & science to explore basic concepts of artificial life through digital and electronic craft. Website.
Co-Initiator • Design • Electronic Craft • Collaboration with Martina Höfflin












–––––– colmena
colmena is an “electronic-life-forms” installation. A swarm of one hundred creatures settles in the trees of the Mediterranean park upon the hills of Palma where Joan Miró used to live and find his inspiration. Website.
Design • Electronic Craft • Collaboration with Martina Höfflin












–––––– Forty Five Symbols #1—#6
Risographed magazine published by The Phaistos Project. More images: 45symbols.com 
Concept • Design •  Editing • Collaboration with Andreas Henrich & Olivier Arcioli









–––––– fridayfonts
fridayfonts is an open source platform introducing experimental fonts (most of them developed by students in my experimental type classes), demonstrating  usage, and offering free downloads for non-commercial usage. fridayfonts.com 
Concept • Digital Product Design •  Implementation













–––––– 45 Symbols | The Phaistos Project
Global initiative to document traces of the anthroposcene through visual language. Exhibitions, Publications, Competitions:  45symbols.com 
Co-Director • Design • Concept • Collaboration with Andreas Henrich & Olivier Arcioli










–––––– Talking About Seeing
Publication & documentation of the Symposium “Talking About Seeing” organized by the Observational Practices Lab, Parsons, and the Institute for Art and Art Theory at the University of Cologne.
Art Direction: Pascal Glissmann, Design: Sachi Chandiramani & Paula Volchok. More images
















–––––– one magazine
UI/UX and branding for the online magazine “one.” Commissioned by Buero fur Brauchbarkeit for Rewe Group. 
Digital Product Design • Branding





–––––– cyclebot
Cyclebot is an analog creature that was born with an acoustic sensor. The movie featuring cyclebot is a documentation about senseless life, no concept and no direction. Seriously. 
Experimental Electronics






–––––– Visual Archive 





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