I work at the intersection of design, strategy and research—by crossing boundaries between speculation and realities(s/r), research and practice(r/p), digital and analog(d/a), but most importantly between disciplines.

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(s/r)

Becoming Tree work in progress
Civics, de novo.
Raising Robotic Natives
Preventing Body Contamination

(r/p)

Human Instinkz forthcoming
Climate Sensing For Environmental Futures
Strategies for Social Design
Intention With Us
Mitfahrscheibe

(d/a)

UN/HIDE Lookbook
ZirkusZirkus / Nomads
FORMAT 13

Open Bridge

(2018/2012)

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Mark

Robutter—

Between handcraft and industrial production



Making of “Robutter”

We attached a container full of cream to the robot using a piece of wood and a tension belt. Then we programmed a custom-made motion sequence to shake the container for 10 to 15 minutes.

︎︎ Container with coloured cream

By finding the right amount of horizontal rotation and vertical movement to separate the buttermilk from the butter, we were able to make the butter creamy and delicate.


Robutter is now wrung out, nicely packaged and ready to be enjoyed.

︎︎ Packaging of robutter.

But why?
Robutter is not intended as a commercial product. It was a two-day experiment which explores the line between handcraft and industrial production. Does the fact that we used a robot to automate a certain task take away or add value to the product? Can you take a machine intended for mass production and use it to make a limited-edition product?






Critical Design—2015
Idea & Production: Stephan Bogner, Philipp Schmitt, Jonas Voigt, Moritz Wagner
Packaging: Jonas Voigt
Video: Jonas Voigt (Fujifilm X100s)
Robot Programming: Moritz Wagner
Butter Whipping: Dirk (Fanuc 200iC/5H)