awards & fellowships

2014Outstanding Dissertation Award, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
2013Paper of the Year 2012, Journal of the American Planning Association
2012Finalist for the Katerva Sustainability Innovation Award
2011NSF International Visualization Challenge, Winner Category Non-Interactive Visualization (Trash | Track)
MIT Carroll L. Wilson Fellowship Award 2011
2010File Prix Lux, Sao Paulo, Honorary Mention Electronic Sonority for "Dust till Dawn"
2007Melbourne International Animation Festival 2007, Jury Award for "Paths of G"
12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07, Special Mention for "Mauerpark"
NSF Visualization Challenge, Semifinalist Honors for "Comment Flow"
2004Japan Foundation Fellowship, IAMAS Institute, Gifu, Japan for "Loop City"
2003ZKM international media art award 2003, Nomination for "besenbahn"
Art Directors Club Silver Award 2003
for contribution to "imagining the city" exhibition at URBIS Museum, Manchester
Transmediale Award, Honorable mention in the category image for "besenbahn"
Finalist FEIDAD Award for Digital Architecture in two categories, Taiwan for "wegzeit"
2001Joseph Binder Award / Adolf Loos Award for Design (for "Unit M" with G. Stocker and J. Smetschka)
20001st Prize of Weiland Alias|Wavefront 3d competition
1999Honorable Mention Prix Ars Electronica, Computeranimation for "bike"