Select Page


Andreas Refsgaard is an interaction designer, artist and teacher from Denmark. He graduated from CIID in 2015 and is now running Copenhagen based creative coding studio Støj with fellow CIID alumnus Lasse Korsgaard.

Andreas is the creator of Eye Conductor, which helps people express themselves through music using only their eyes and facial gestures.

His work switches between commercial projects for clients like Google Creative Labs and Carlsberg and more artistic installations.

Recently Andreas has been exploring creative applications of machine learning and spent a lot of time teaching other designers how to use machine learning for real-time interactive projects at places like CIID (DK), Hyper Island (SE), The Bartlett (UK), V2 (NL), Resonate (RS) and KIKK (BE).



Email / FacebookTwitter / Instagram / GitHub / VimeoLinkedIn


Selected Press

2018: PROSA, Interview

2017: DIGIMAG 76, Playful Machine Learning (page 69-74)

2017: Bureaubiz, Two creative programmers creates solution for Google

2017: Prosthetic Knowledge, Teachable Machine

2017: Co.Design, Teachable Machine

2017: Playtronica Blog, Personal interview

2017: Gizmodo, An algorithm watching a movie trailer

2017: Digital Trends, An algorithm watching a movie trailer

2017: Prostethic Knowledge, An algorithm watching a movie trailer

2016: Hackster, Doodle Tunes

2016: Prostethic Knowledge, Doodle Tunes

2016: Ars Electronica, Future Self Mirror

2016: ÇA ME REGARDE, Eye Conductor – TV Program in French – Eye Conductor is featured at 9m 30s

2016: Makezine, Sound Blocks

2016: New Scientist, Eye Conductor

2016: HACKADAY, Eye Conductor

2016: MarComNews, Day&Night

2016: Engadget, Eye Conductor

2016: PSFK, Eye Conductor

2016: Synthtopia, Eye Conductor

2016: The Creators Project, Eye Conductor

2016: Vice Motherboard, Eye Conductor

2016: Electronic Beats, Eye Conductor

2016: Prosthetic Knowledge, Eye Conductor

2016: Courrier International (FR), Eye Conductor – no. 1328 page 59

2016: 3D: Danish Digital Design, Personal interview

2016: Inverse, Eye Conductor

2016: Finch Factor, Personal interview

2015: Danish National Radio (DK), Eye Conductor

2015: Arduino Blog, Sound Blocks

2015: PSFK, Future Self Mirror

2015: Prosthetic Knowledge, Future Self Mirror

2015: Hypeness (Brazil), Future Self Mirror

2015: TV2 (DK), Kinect Music

2015: Radio 24syv (DK), Mother Writes Poetry – (starts at 35:05)

2014: Politiken (DK), Mother Writes Poetry

2012: TV2 (DK), Bo og Lis – den so



2016: The Neural Aesthetic, School Of Machines, Making & Make-believe

2015: Interaction Design Programme, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID)

2012 – 2014: Digital Design & Communication Master, IT University of Copenhagen

2008 – 2012: Sociology Bachelor, University of Copenhagen



2017: Støj, Co-founder

2016: Circus Family (NL), Creative Coder


2018: Sound-Controlled Intergalactic Teddy @ TIFF (CAN)

2017: Mal med @ DOKK1

2017: Narcissus @ Bergen Bibliotek (NO)

2017: Sound-Controlled Intergalactic Teddy @ KIKK Festival (BE)

2017: From a to 3d @ Roskilde Bibliotek, Roskilde

2017: Doodle Tunes @ QUT Art Museum, Brisbane (AU)

2017: Improvised Kinect Installation @ Lost Lands Festival, Copenhagen

2017: Støj Friday Bar @ Konstellation & Republica, Copenhagen

2017: Human Tree Machine @ Roskilde Festival, Roskilde

2016: Eye Conductor @ Maker Faire Rome – live demo on stage at Opening Conference (IT)

2016: Future Self Mirror @ Ars Electronica, Linz (AT)

2016: Is It Funky? @ ACUD Macht Neu, Berlin (DE)

2016: Eye Conductor @ Playful Arts Festival, s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

2016: Day&Night for Circus Family @ New York Design Week, New York City (US)

2015: Kinect Music @ Trailerpark Festival, Copenhagen

2015: Sound Blocks @ Trailerpark Festival, Copenhagen

2015: Future Self Mirror @ Trailerpark Festival, Copenhagen

2015: Start a Sentence @ Golden Days Festival, Copenhagen

2014: Start a Sentence @ Kvarterløft Nordvest, Copenhagen


Awards / Nominations

2017: IxD Awards Winner (Best Student Project), Eye Conductor

2017: IxD Awards finalist (Empowering Category), Eye Conductor

2017: IxD Awards finalist (Expression Category), Eye Conductor

2016: Core77 Design Awards Runner Up (Social Impact Category), Eye Conductor

2016: IxD Awards finalist (Expression Category), Sound Blocks


Presenting / Teaching / Workshops

2018: Interactive Machine Learning, Workshop, Bartlett School of Architecture (UK)

2018: Machine Learning for Interaction Designers, Workshop, Interaction18 IxDA Lyon (FR)

2018: Machine Learning for Creatives, Workshop, Advice

2017: CIID Student Final Projects, Advisor, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

2017: Workshop, Kolding Designskole

2017: Workshop, Hyper Island (SE)

2017: Collaborative Machine Learning, Workshop, V2 (NL)

2017: Interactive Machine Learning, Workshop, KIKK Festival (BE)

2017: CIID Industry Project for Mozilla, Advisor, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

2017: Interactivity, Workshop, Den Skandinaviske Designhøjskole

2017: Going Nowhere, Lightning Talk, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

2017: Generative Graphics, Workshop, Post Design Festival

2017: Train Your Own Algorithm, Workshop, Made In Space

2017: Inputs, Outputs & Algorithms, Lecture, Maastricht Academy of Media Design and Technology

2017: Machine Learning for Interaction Design (IDP Class), Teacher, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

2017: Machine Learning for Interaction Design (Summer School), Teacher, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

2017: Reality Bites, Speaker, Roskilde University

2017: Machine Learning for Artists, Teacher, Resonate Festival Serbia (RS)

2017: Machine Learning for real-time performances, Teacher, The Danish National School of Performing Arts

2016 – 2017: Painting with Code, Sound and Data, Workshop Series, Teacher, Absalon Copenhagen

2016: Interaction Design & Machine Learning for Creatives, Speaker, Digital Campus, Århus & Copenhagen

2016: Machine Learning for Interaction Designers, Workshop, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

2016: Digital Experience and Aesthetics, Teaching Assistant, IT University of Copenhagen

2016: Eye Conductor, Speaker, Sonic Code Sessions (DE)

2016: Eye Conductor, Speaker, Playfull Arts Festival (NL)

2016: Eye Conductor, Speaker, Creative Coding Amsterdam (NL)

2016: Enabling Technology, Speaker, Bits & Beers Copenhagen

2016: Interactive Design, Teacher, The Danish National School of Performing Arts

2015: Mother Writes Poetry, Speaker, Testrup Højskole

2015: Dynamic Web Design, Assistant Teacher, IT University of Copenhagen

2013: My Personal Jigsaw Puzzle, Workshop Facilitator, BUSTER Film Festival

2010 – 2012: Introduction To Stata, Exercise Teacher, University of Copenhagen

2010 – 2011: Bo & Lis, Public Readings, Roskilde Festival


Want to work with me?

Send me an email