Biography

Jona Hoier, born in 1982 in Graz, he graduated in the Interaction and Mediadesign program at the University of Applied Sciences in 2005. In 2001 he co-founded the artist collective sofa23. He is following a Masters in Interface Cultures at the Art University Linz. 2008 he took part in the residency program of the Institute of Advanced Media, Arts and Sciences – Japan. From 2008 to 2010 Jona worked for the Ars Electronica Futurelab as a researcher and project manager. In 2010 Jona founded his own studio “Jona Hoier Media Art & Design” and since 2012 he is as well teaching at the school of art & design Ortweinschule and the FH-Joanneum. Jona works with various collaborators in the intersection of art, design and research.

Jona is working in the field of new media art and design as a creative engineer, designer and video artist. His works have been awarded several times and shown at international exhibitions including Ars Electronica Linz,  Diagonale, DMY Berlin, FILE Festival Sao Paulo, Istanbul Design Biennial and Saatchi Gallery London.

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Exhibition List

2015

  • Sound of Uhrturm, Stadtmuseum, Graz (Austria)
  • Banana Period, Ernst-von-Glasersfeld-Archiv, Innsbruck (Austria)

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • heat, AEC, Linz
  • sing in, Display – Degree Show, Medienturm, Graz

2005

  • nilreb,Dieselwall Competition, Berlin
  • Morgensterne, Display – Degree Show, Medienturm, Graz
  • Styriarte Videoteaser, Public Screen Jakominiplatz, Graz

2004

2003

  • ampel, Steirischer Herbst, Graz
  • frühlingsrolle, La Strada, Graz
  • frühlingsrolle, TaO!, Graz
  • minials, Netdays Austria, Radiokulturhaus Vienna
  • +aufkreuzen, Diagonale – Shorts on Screen, Graz
  • 3DMS, GameArt 04, Völklingen (Germany)

2002

  • minials, Festival Ars Electronica, OK Zentrum, Linz

Contact

E: write [AT] jonahoier [DOT] net
T: @jonano
F: Jona Hoier

Jona Hoier Media Art & Design
Volkertplatz 1/2
1020 Wien

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7 days of earthquakes in japan

Recently I have been in continuous contact with my friends in Japan, who are all living in Tokyo. Fortunately, they are all fine. The big Sendai earthquake and the following tsunami did not harm them directly. But – besides the nuclear danger – there are many aftershocks happening all the time. A friend told me that Tokyo feels like pudding, another one told me on saturday that the earth is shaking every 30 minutes, and earthquakes are regularly occurring in the middle of skype conversations. For me, and especially for my friends in Japan this is a tremendous psychological challenge – even if those earthquakes are not as strong as the big one. But you never know…

Well, yesterday night this led me to the idea of trying to visualize that feeling – a timelapse of 5+ earthquakes from the past 7 days. What you see is a screencapture of a program that I wrote overnight. Thanks to the XML feed of the US Geological Survey, the program is running live and updates automatically.

Many thanks go to Mahir M. Yavuz, Ritornell and mimu merz for their immediate help and support.

Software: processing.org/​
Data: USGS earthquake.usgs.gov/​earthquakes/​catalogs/​eqs7day-M5.xml

Screen shot 2011-10-24 at 19.10.30

7 days of earthquakes in japan

Recently I have been in continuous contact with my friends in Japan, who are all living in Tokyo. Fortunately, they are all fine. The big Sendai earthquake and the following tsunami did not harm them directly. But – besides the nuclear danger – there are many aftershocks happening all the time. A friend told me that Tokyo feels like pudding, another one told me on saturday that the earth is shaking every 30 minutes, and earthquakes are regularly occurring in the middle of skype conversations. For me, and especially for my friends in Japan this is a tremendous psychological challenge – even if those earthquakes are not as strong as the big one. But you never know…

Well, yesterday night this led me to the idea of trying to visualize that feeling – a timelapse of 5+ earthquakes from the past 7 days. What you see is a screencapture of a program that I wrote overnight. Thanks to the XML feed of the US Geological Survey, the program is running live and updates automatically.

Many thanks go to Mahir M. Yavuz, Ritornell and mimu merz for their immediate help and support.

Software: processing.org/​
Data: USGS earthquake.usgs.gov/​earthquakes/​catalogs/​eqs7day-M5.xml