BIO

Current sciences progress at an exponential pace – my practise aims therefore to mediate the intersection of emerging technology, science, society and design. Using a wide range of media such as objects, illustrations, video as well as artistic and scientific collaborations, I hope to encourage the public to question and reassess their relationship towards technology.

EDUCATION

2012 - 15 (expected) Royal College of Art, PhD candidate with The Creative Exchange Knowledge Hub in cooperation with The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and the School for Visual Communication (RCA), London, UK.
Supervisors: Professor Neville Brody, Professor Dr Kevin Walker.
Research: Knowledge Exchange in Bio-Digital Space (Working title).
Research supported by AHRC Doctoral Award.

2009 - 11 Royal College of Art, MA Design Interactions, London, UK
Dissertation "Dissecting Ideology in Design" (awarded Distinction).
Supervisors: Dr James Auger, Prof Dr Anthony Dunne, Prof Fiona Raby.

2004 - 08 Pforzheim University, Diplom Industrial Designer (FH), Pforzheim, Germany.
Supervisor: Prof Thomas Gerlach, Dipl.Des. Immanuel Chi.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011 Design Advisor at Cambridge University
This summer I was invited by Prof. Jim Haseloff to take part in a two- week Synthetic Biology crash course being held at the Plant Sciences Department of Cambridge University. The University of Cambridge has an annual team entry in the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Synthetic Biology. The initial crash course led to working as Design Advisor ,supporting this year's iGEM-tea of Cambridge University for four months with consulting, ideation, brainstorms, workshops and filming.

2008 - 09 Project "MµGUARD"
Commissioned for the concept and design of the pilot study - a wearable long-time electrocardiogram system including a defibrillator. Collaborative Project with Metrax GmbH, Elovis GmbH, Vitaphone GmbH, FZI Karlsruhe and the University Clinical Centre in Tubingen. Initiated and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany. "MµGUARD" was exhibited at the "Medica" autumn 2009 and is currently developed for its product launch in 2015.

2006 - 07 Internship with frog design
Working in the Stuttgart office of global design firm frog design on various projects for clients such as: Amoena, Bayer Schering, Leitz, Merian, Novo Nordisk, Ritzenhoff and Philipp Morris.

AWARDS & HONOURS

2013 Notable Honoree, CORE 77 Design Awards
2012 AHRC Doctoral Award
2011 Winner of the 1st Alfred- Kärcher- Preis, Alfred Kärcher GmbH
2011 Nominated for Future of Ourselves Award, Helen Hamlyn Design Centre, London
2010 Shortlisted/ Runner up for BIO:Fiction, Science & Art Filmfestival
2009 - 11 Stipend for artistic development, Claus und Brigitte Meyer Stiftung, Stuttgart
2009 - 11 Stipend for artistic development, Alfred Kärcher GmbH
2009 Grant, Vereinigte Stiftungen Pforzheim
2008 Scholarship award for outstanding degree work, Pforzheim University
2008 Scholarship award, Heinrich-Blanc- Stiftung
2005 2nd place, Short film festival Pforzheim

CONNECT

Whether you want to work with me or just have a chat: Please do contact me by calling
UK mobile +44. (0) 7517. 844163
DE mobile +49. (0) 179. 9144243
or writing at veronica_ranner[at]web.de.

Find me also on LINKEDIN, XING, FLICKR, TUMBLR, PINTEREST and under @vroniranner on Twitter.

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