Marianne Eisl

Key Researcher & Artist



You only need to hear Marianne speak a few sentences to realize that she isn’t a native of Upper Austria. She was born in the city of Graz in Styria, and grew up at the southern border of Austria, where she discovered her interest in computer science. After graduating from the technical secondary school in Kaindorf, she relocated to Vienna and worked over the next years as a developer of applications software. During this time, she enrolled in Vienna’s Technical University where she earned a master’s degree in media informatics and gained experience over several years as a teaching assistant in conjunction with courses in Algorithms and Data Structures, Video Analysis and Video Analysis of Human Motion. Writing her master’s thesis entailed micro controller programming, use of sensor technology and intuitive interface design, and she continued to work in these fields after graduation in conjunction with a project at TU Vienna.

Since April 2015, she’s been a member of the Ars Electronica Futurelab, where she is developing interactive and participative artifacts as well as concepts for exhibitions and tangible installations. Thereby, she is focusing on the collaboration with people and the usage of joint expertise and knowledge.

Key research topic: Tangible Link

Additional Information


Game-based Health Monitoring using Tangible User Interface Objects, (2015), Master Thesis.

E. Vonach, M. Eisl (Ternek), G. Gerstweiler, H. Kaufmann: “Design of a Health Monitoring Toy for Children”; “Proceedings of the 15th Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC ’16)”, (2016), 58 – 67.

Conference Talks

Marianne Eisl, Iris Ott: The Art of Joined Expertise, European Science Engagement Association Conference (EUSEA), (2019).


Sonderausstellung “Gesten — gestern, heute, übermorgen“