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My name is Andreas Pappamikail, born on June 5th 1994. I am a multidisciplinary designer focused on Concept Development and Creative Direction. My design process is research oriented, blending a methodological analysis of contemporary events and communicating my findings using the tools of modern media & technologies. As such my work exists more as a sort of investigative and speculative design, trying to challenge and question some of our existing beliefs and conceptions, carefully demystifying some core frameworks of our contemporary society.

EDUCATION

2018
2014
2012

Central Saint Martins, London 
Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles
Lycée Français Jean Monnet, Brussels

BA Graphic Design, First Class Honours
Completed foundation and first year
French Baccalaureate, ES section with Mention

EXPERIENCE

2018
2018
2016 — 2017
2017
2017
2014 — 2015
2013

Freelance
Freelance
Part Time
Freelance
Runner
Full Time
Part Time

ESCP Business School, Paris
Hoogstoel & Associes, Paris
MAY Concepts, London
Gainsbury & Whiting, London
Christopher Kane, London
School Gallery Paris, Paris
Gallery Valerie Bach
, Brussels

Website development for speaker programme
Website development (launching soon)
Graphic Design, PR & Communications
Graphic Design for London Fashion Week
Runner for Tate Britain fashion show
Gallery Assistant
Gallery Assistant

AWARDS

2018
2018

University of the Arts London
Central Saint Martins

"Les Visionnaires" Scholarship
Studentship Award for Intellectual
and community engagement

About

Andreas
Pappamikail

Contact

Motherboard

2018 — Hand-bound book, 344 pages

Display Cabinet 022-0302

2018 — Installation; deconstructed server cabinet, plaster casts, computer parts, motor, video monitor

Re(Produced)

2018 — Installation; printer parts, Arduino, Programming

Cloud Gazing

2018 — Installation; A4 book 380 pages, A5 index 148 pages, Raspberry Pi, Website, Monitor

Sincerely,

2018 — Production, Branding, Set Design, Curation

The Human Algorithmic Condition

2018 — Writing, Book Design, Programming

Power, Protest & Participation

2018 — Lecture, Publication, Data visualisation

Motherboard is a tale about man and technology and a speculative future for artificial intelligence. Inspired by the book of Genesis, each psalm is embedded within a page of nonsensical text, randomly generated by an algorithm that is informed by the concept of the Library of Babel by Borges.

The story focuses on mankind and its dependence on technology at the cost of numerous natural ressources. As man becomes increasingly blinded by the consequences of his incessant thirst for technological renewal, the machines task themselves to saving nature by taking it away from Earth and dispersing it in the universe. 

The project attributes emotion, empathy and environmental vulnerability to systems such as Artificial Intelligence and provides a rationale for that.

This installation is meant to serve as an embodiment of the narrative within "Motherboard".

The display unit is a deconstructed server cabinet from a data center. On it are placed steel shelves with “fossils” of digital hardware sitting on them. Casts of computer boards, cables and accessories made to reflect the physical legacy our generation will leave behind.

An open hard drive continuously scratching its disk plays a faint sound, like an echo, a heartbeat from our digital past. A mouse wheel scrolls eternally, highlighting our generation’s dependence on the “timeline” and its infinite scroll. A video monitor displays the sometimes brutal nature of our relationship with digital hardware. 


I made myself a brief where the goal was to deconstruct a printer and repurpose its core functionality of reproduction to create a new piece of work.

The light from the scanner bed is connected to Arduino and lights up everytime someone tweets “reproduce”.

The Mona Lisa, which is the most reproduced artwork, has been run through an algorithm copying and pasting it thousands of time, slowly degrading the quality of the digital file, through reproduction. The image is displayed in the glass panel of the scanner bed.

This project is an ongoing investigation into “The Cloud” as an abstracted system that continuously surrounds us. 

After gathering the physical locations of 4200 data centers around the world, I ran them through a Google Maps Static API, generating satellite imagery and giving me a visual database of what the internet 'looks like'.

I compiled these into a photography book and an index, meant to be read whilst a screen hangs above your head. On the screen, the images are displayed one by one. The framerate of the monitor is determined by current wind speed and the opacity of the imagery by current cloud coverage.

Made using the Yahoo weather API.


Together with Ellen Johnson, Ines Silva, Nathalie de Valliere, Dagnė Petraitytė, Asel Tambay and Lily Smallwood, we came up with a curation and branding concept for the 2018 CSM Graphic Design Degree Show.

My specific role was around concept refinement, project management and curation of the 147 student’s work whilst making sure we stayed within the budget constraints.

The structures were developed with the help of Michael McShane.


My final year dissertation aimed to frame our relationship with technolgy: how we shape it and how it shapes us. I did this through a careful analysis of key events in modern day computing whilst relating those to social, political and cultural frameworks of today.

The book is written and designed mimicking one of the core concept of my research, the 'feedback loop'. Thus the first chapter starts the same way the book ends and the whole essay is looped five times within the publication.
Images sourced from my computer cache (files automatically saved on your computer as you browse online) are placed randomly by an algorithm, slowly covering up the text.

Faces of friends sit next to corporate logos and dead pornstars next to Kanye merchandise.

The end of the Essay features the poem by Richard Brautigan "All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace".


In collaboration with the Design Museum and the Graphic Design department of Central Saint Martins, I was invited to give an interactive talk at a symposium amongst other leading creatives involved in modern-day politics.

The data collected during the talk was used to inform a publication that can be downloaded on the Central Saint Martins website.

The publication also includes an essay on 'Perfomative Positivity' by Danah Abdulla.

Asel Tambay

2018 — Web Design

Website development for London-based Graphic Designer Asel Tambay.

Process Book

2017 — Perfect Bound Book, 244 pages

A research compilation from January to June 2017. The book features documentation, writings, notes and collages that were all key developments to my practice as a designer.
I compiled all this research into a 244 pages hard bound book.
Available for purchase, email me for more information.

Scan

2017 — Wiro-bound Publication, 36 pages

Scan is the result of a series of experiments with typography. I chose a typeface (Garamond) and decided to create a publicationn using only the features and properties of a printer as a tool of production.
The spreads feature distorted scanned typography in bright CMYK colours.

Veil(le)

2017 — Interactive Poster

This interactive poster was a tribute to french women's rights activist Simone Veil.
The structure of the poster remains fixed whilst the smaller print is a live feed of the tweets that paid tribute to this iconic personality.

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ABOUT

Contact

Andreas
Pappamikail

Motherboard

2018 — Hand-bound book, 344 pages

Display Cabinet 022-0302

2018 — Installation; deconstructed server cabinet, plaster casts, computer parts, motor, video monitor

Re(Produced)

2018 — Installation; printer parts, Arduino, Programming, coins

Cloud Gazing

2018 — Installation; A4 book 380 pages, A5 index 148 pages, Raspberry Pi, Website, Monitor

Sincerely,

2018 — Production, Branding, Set Design, Curation

The Human Algorithmic Condition

2018 — Writing, Book Design, Programming

Power, Protest & Participation

2018 — Lecture, Publication, Data visualisation

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Asel Tambay

2018 — Web Design

Process Book

2017 — Perfect Bound Book, 244 pages

Scan

2017 — Wiro-bound Publication, 36 pages

Veil(le)

2017 — Interactive Poster