Patrick Berger

Lead Designer & Artist


“Magic is just science that we don’t understand yet.”

Arthur C. Clarke


Part Australian, part Austrian, Patrick was faced with much confusion about the origins of a particular marsupial. The constant need for clarification at a young age led him down a path to where science meets art, like the land meets the sea. He studied Multimedia Art at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, majoring in Crossmedia Design. Both in the bachelor and master program he was involved in multiple projects which covered the disciplines film, animation, audio and design. During and after university he dedicated himself to his interest in micro controllers and interactive installations.

Since 2016, Patrick has supported the SwarmOS* Team as a Show Designer at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, where he conceives and animates choreographies for flying & driving swarms of unmanned vehicles. In this context, he is engaged with the potential of swarms as a medium of visual communication. Additionally, he is constantly involved in the development of workflows that bring 3D Animation, interactivity & unmanned vehicles together to create experiences that sometimes succeed at being indistinguishable from magic.
* also see Spaxels / Fluxels / SwarmArena.