Karsten Schmidt


Karsten Schmidt, also known as Toxi, is the director of Post Spectacular, the London-based design studio. At the heart of his practice lies the use of code as a creative tool and open-source technologies. Schmidt believes in building his own tools, and his work stretches the possibilities of design through interdisciplinary practice and collaborative working. He was an early contributor to Processing.org, a website by Ben Fry and Casey Reas housing open-source programming language. His work is exhibited internationally including at MoMA, New York. Recent projects include Forever, a generative installation with designers Universal Everything (V&A, 2008) and a generative design identity for the onedotzero Adventures in Motion Festival 2009. As part of the Decode exhibition the V&A commissioned Schmidt to create an open-source marketing identity. View it here and get involved with the Recode project.

Karsten Schmidt also created Social Collider in the Network section of the exhibition


2010 Decode: Digital Design Sensations at Victoria & Albert Museum, Dec 2009 - April 2010 (3 contributions)
2009 Designing Seeds exhibition at Sheffield Institute of Art and Design, February 18th-March 4th, 2009
2009 Fid.Gen shortlisted & exhibited at Designs of the year 2009 exhibition @ Design Museum London, 02/2009
2009 # Forever, with Universal Everything & Freefarm, Victoria & Albert museum London, Nov 2008 - Feb 2009
2008 Processing Light @ Maxalot, TodaysArt Festival, The Hague, 2008
2008 Advanced Beauty @ Lovebytes, Sheffield, 2008
2008 Design & The Elastic Mind @ Museum Of Modern Art, New York, 2008
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