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Please note that the NTSI-Lab was closed in 2023. The work of the researchers will continue as part of the Creative Technologies Lab. The information below is outdated but this website will remain online for documentation purposes. If there are questions feel free to reach out to

2023-10-05/…/10-07, Workshop “Mapping Global Heritage Research”, Dhakira Heritage Research Lab, NYUAD, UAE

2023-09-04/…/09-06, F. Beck, Breakthrough Innovation Workshop with Digital Government Authority of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, KSA

2023-08-21/…/09-01, F. Beck, Teaching Summer-School: Design, Technology and Innovation, University of Applied Sciences Münster, GER

2023-06-05, F. Beck, Symposium on Sustainable Fashion (online), Uttar Pradesh Institute of Design and Research (UPIDR), Lucknow, IND

2023-05-16, F. Beck, Lecture Depicting Maps on Media-tables, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU), Geoinformatik, GER

2023-04-27/28, F. Beck, Workshop Media in Space, American University of Sharjah, College of Architecture and Design (CAAD), UAE

2023-04-26, F. Beck, Lecture “Narrative Threads – Reverse Engineering a Universal Story Theme”, AUS, College of Architecture and Design, UAE

2023-04-17, F. Beck, Lecture “Multimedia applications with 3D integration”, Dept. of Elec. Engineering and Comp. Science, FH Münster, GER

2023-04-13, F. Beck, Keynote at Social Impact Conference Agents of Change, London Business School (The Regent's Park, London NW1 4SA), UK

2023-02-25, F. Beck, Panelist at RAK Fine Arts Festival, Persistence in Preservation: Conserving Cultural Heritage in Ras Al Khaimah, RAK, UAE

2023-02-23, F. Beck, Keynote at Circular Plastic Sustainable Solutions Symposium, University of Sharjah, UAE

2023-02-18, F. Beck, Invitation by Shubhra Deshmukh to talk at Shubhra Ranjan Institute, New Delhi, IND

2023-02-17, F. Beck, Invitation by Sushri Kshipra Shukla to talk at Uttar Pradesh Institute of Design and Research (UPIDR), Lucknow, IND

2023-02-07/08, F. Beck, Innovation Workshop, Invitation by the Office of Executive Education, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

2023-01-11, F. Beck, Persona Workshop, School of Health, University of Applied Sciences, Münster, GER

2022-12-08, Zoetrope Workshop during „Science goes Prinzipalmarkt“ week, Urban Science Store, Münster, GER

2022-11-09, Symposium: Nursing Meets Design (co-host), University of Applied Sciences Münster, GER

2022-09-30, Talk: Media in Space – Teaching Digital Media Design, Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences, GER

2022-08-23, Presentation of Lerchenfenster project, Havixbeck city council, GER

2022-08-12/13/14, CampX (Summer School on sustainability), University of Applied Sciences Münster, GER

2022-06-22/…/28, Invitation to Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C., USA

2022-05-25, Innovation Workshop with 'Department of Culture and Tourism', Abu Dhabi, UAE

2022-05-13, Presentation of research collaboration with Prof. Iman Ibrahim, University of Sharjah, College of Fine Arts and Design (CAAD), UAE

2021-12-11, F. Beck, Workshop 'Creativity & Innovation', Exploration Bay, Münster School of Business (MSB), FH Münster

2021-12-07, F. Beck, Workshop 'Introduction to Design Research Methods', Münster School of Health (MSH), FH Münster

2021-11-24, F. Beck, Keynote 'Visualizing Data through Interactive Mapping', Dhakira Dialogues Workshop, NYUAD Institute

2021-11-18, F. Beck, Talk 'Media based Installations for Cultural Heritage', NYU Abu Dhabi, Arts Center (C3, 043), invitation by Prof. Goffredo Puccetti

2021-05-19, F. Beck, Workshop ‘Plastik: Fluch oder Segen’, FH Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany

2021-04-07, F. Beck, Talk ‘Designing Innovation’, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2021-03-10, F. Beck, Talk ‘Design Research’ (invitation by Prof. Ayşe E. Coşkun), Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey

2020-11-21, F. Beck, Moderator for panel discussion and movie screening ‘Plastic Pandemic’, online: New York (11AM) – Abu Dhabi (8PM), UAE

2020-11-20, F. Beck, Keynote 'Von leuchtenden Skorpionen und analogen Pixeln’, Alle aus dem Häuschen

2020-03-04, F. Beck, Workshop: NYU Sustainability Center, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

2020-02-14, F. Beck, Presentation of NYUAD Plastic Lab to H.E. Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi (MOCCAE), Um Al Arab School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2020-02-12, F. Beck, Workshop: Precious Plastic in Education, BISR, Riyadh, SAU

2020-02-04, F. Beck, Judge for Innovator 2020 Award, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2020-01-12, Environmental Dialogues (joining with Plastic Fantastic class), RCC of LMU and NYUAD, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

2019-11-20, F. Beck, Talk and Innovation Workshop, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2019-11-13, F. Beck, Talk and Innovation Workshop, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2019-11-01, F. Beck, Workshop: NYU Sustainability Center, NYU Shanghai, CHN

2019-10-31, F. Beck, Talk, International College of Fashion and Innovation, Donghua University, Shanghai, CHN

2019-10-30, F. Beck, Invitation to Open Studio Talk, NYU Shanghai, CHN

2019-10-19, F. Beck, Open Talk, Parsons School of Design, New York, US

2019-10-17, F. Beck, Workshop: NYU Sustainability Center, NYU New York, US

2019-10-13/…/27, B. Simsek, F. Beck, Installation at "Glimpses – The Art of Science", NYUAD Arts Center

2019-09-23, F. Beck, panel discussion, Sustainability in Art and Design, Art Jameel Center, Sharjah Museums Authority, Dubai (link)

2019-07-10, F. Beck, Talk and Innovation Workshop, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Cairo, EGY

2019-07-03, F. Beck, Talk and Innovation Workshop, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2019-06-20, F. Beck, Talk: Creating a Culture of Innovation, Dubai World Trade Center

2019-05-23/24, Installation at KuL-Conference: Wadi Al Helo, A Virtual Visit to Cultural Heritage Sites, Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany

2019-05-14, Host for NYUAD's Global Education team, Plastic Recycling Lab, NYUAD

2019-05-09, B. Simsek, Multi-Image Encryption Using Multiple Shares and its Applications to Kinetic Installations, Maltepe University, İstanbul

2019-04-29, F. Beck, Judge for the 7th United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition, Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa City Campus, UAE

2019-04-22, F. Beck, Keynote presentation at MISD 2019 Symposium, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai, UAE

2019-04-20, FILE Projection Mapping Workshop, C1, 120, NYUAD

2019-04-20, Workshop with American University of Sharjah's Sustainability Office, Plastic Recycling Lab, NYUAD

2019-04-18, F. Beck, Talk »Media Installations for Museums«, Maritime Archaeology class, NYUAD, A6-111

2019-04-05, H. Haider, Talk »Precious Plastic: Mobilizing Plastic Recycling«, NYU Global Engagement Symposium, New York

2019-03-18, F. Beck, Talk »Precious Plastic at NYU Abu Dhabi«, American University of Sharjah, Main Building, Auditorium B, UAE

2019-02-09, Processing Community Day, NYUAD, IM Lab, Abu Dhabi

2019-02-04, F. Beck, Plastic Recycling Workshop, Grace to Be Born Center, Manila, Philippines

2019-02-02, Plastic Recycling Workshop, Tahanan Sta. Luisa (Crisis Intervention Center for Street Girls), Manila, Philippines

2019-01-31/02-09, Abu Dhabi Science Festival, Corniche Walkway, Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi

2019-01-25/26, Quoz Art Fest 2019, Warehouse #60, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

2018-12-16/17, Precious Plastic WANA Conference 2018, NYUAD Institute (A6), Abu Dhabi, UAE

2018-12-10, F. Beck, Talk »Design Education«, German International School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2018-12-05, F. Beck, Talk about DIY Plastic Recycling Machines, TechShop, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2018-11-04/…/07, NYUAD Research Conference - Interactive Exhibition, NYUAD, Conference Center, Room 001

2018-10-25/…/28, 2018, ICAHM Annual Meeting, poster: "Non-Inviasive Technologies: Decision Support and Information Dissemination", Sicily, Italy

2018-10-31, Host for Institute talk of Prof. Zamp Kelp (University of the Arts Berlin), NYUAD Institute (A6), Abu Dhabi, UAE

2018-10-24/25/26, F. Beck, Invitation to ReDesignEd Educators Forum, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2018-09-25, Talk/presentation »Storytelling with Virtual Reality«, American University of Sharjah

2018-06-06, F. Beck, Talk »Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas«, Beuth University Berlin, Germany

2018-05-29/30, Presentation of Precious Plastic Abu Dhabi at 'Annual Abudhabi Government Ramadan Event', ADNEC Hall 11 and 12, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2018-04-30, F. Beck, Judge for UAE Undergraduate Research Competition, Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi Campus

2018-04-22, Presentation of Precious Plastic Abu Dhabi at 'Go Green Fair', NYUAD

2018-04-20/21, Workshop with Prof. Dornhege (UdK Berlin), Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations, NYUAD

2018-03-05/06/07, F. Beck, Oral presentation, International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2018), Valencia, Spain

2018-02-04, F. Beck, Judge for Innovator 2018 Award, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2018-01-21, F. Beck, Full day innovation workshop with NYUAD Executice Education, SEHA - Abu Dhabi Health Services

2017-12-16, F. Beck, Talk »Media in Space«, Echo Festival, Dubai, UAE

2017-12-16, F. Beck, Conference and panel discussion on »Creative Education«, Echo Festival, Dubai, UAE

2017-11-30, F. Beck, Talk »The role of Design in Engineering Education«, Beuth University Berlin, Germany

2017-11-30, F. Beck, Talk »Media Installations for Museums in the UAE«, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany

2017-11-18, F. Beck, Invitation to 'Exploration Sessions Dubai', »Design and Education: designing for sustainable solutions«, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

2017-10-20, F. Beck, Talk »Design & Innovation«, invitation to PopUp Design Festival, Art Academy, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2017-10-16, F. Beck, Talk »Sources of Inspiration«, invitation to Dubai Design District (D3)

2017-10-11/12/13, F. Beck, 'Museums in Arabia' Conference, Bahrain, Bahrain National Museum (link)

2017-09-21, F. Beck, Talk »Rapid Prototyping and Design«, Interactive Media Arts, NYU Shanghai, China

2017-06-26/27/28, F. Beck, Actopolis, Workshop 'Mapping Abandoned Spaces' with Prof. Zlatan Filipovic (AUS, UAE), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2017-04-26/27/28/29, Workshop with FELD Studio: Kinetic Installations, Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations, NYUAD

2017-03-08/09/10/11, Workshop with Mattia Bernini: Precious Plastic, Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations, NYUAD

2017-03-06/07, F. Beck, Seminar and Talk on "Medial Installations for Museums", UCL Qatar (Museology and Curatorial Studies), Doha

2017-02-23, F. Beck, Workshop: Media in Space, American University of Sharjah, UAE

2017-02-19, F. Beck, Workshop: Nothing to Something – An Introduction to Rapid Prototyping, NYUAD, Interactive Media Lab

2016-11-10, F. Beck, Essential Cinema Series, leading the introduction and post-screening for »Blade Runner«, NYUAD Art Gallery

2016-10-24, F. Beck, Talk »Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas« at Parsons School of Design, New York, US

2016-10-21, F. Beck, Talk at School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, US

2016-10-04/05, F. Beck, Heritage Studies Regional Workshop, hosted by NYUAD Institute and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA)

2016-09-27, F. Beck, Innovation Workshop with Executive Affairs Authority (UAE), Engineering Design Studio, NYUAD

2016-09-09, F. Beck, Talk at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria