Jens lives and works in the north, but was born somewhere in the south. He began studies in philosophy at the TU Darmstadt and with detours to the TU and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna ended up with a diploma on software and structural film at the Muthesius Academy in Kiel, where nowadays he teaches at the interface design department. His lectures focus on experimental practices with hard- and software, involving the Arduino platform, electronics and various ways of programming.
Since 2005 he is a fellow of the soundart collective staalplaat soundsystem, building software and electronics for different setups and situations – from hacked auto-rikshaws in New Delhi to calling trees by phone in belgium. But sometimes he also works commercially for wirmachenbunt.
Oh, and he does not, despite his studies, like to be called a designer and with the term artist he is not happy either.