Hello. We apply research and design methods to all levels of computing, from the electronics to operating systems, applications and networks. We acknowledge the deeper history of computing and study its embodiments from wearables and smart textiles to workstations and servers. We believe that computers should not be devices for corporate data collection on people's lives. Instead, computers should empower people and give them exclusive control over their information. We are making this a reality by creating our own libre hardware, software and wearables.
During the last few months, based on feedback from beta customers and our own dog-fooding experiences, Ana and I redesigned almost all parts of MNT Reform, our libre laptop. We are now close to a concept that — we believe — will deliver on the promises of the campaign, in terms of modularity, openness, usability and performance... Read Article
A few days before Christmas 2018, we assembled the last one of the Reform Beta units. 13 Reform laptops exist in total; 10 went out to the adventurous people who pre-ordered them, two are for ourselves and one went to Crowd Supply in Portland as the demo unit for the upcoming campaign... Read Article
MNT introduces a new, open computer system. Launching soon on Crowd Supply.
2018-06-15: Examining conditions and contingencies of apparatuses and applications: Volume 1 of Interface Critique as open access and print
A MIDI suit with wireless inertial measurement units (IMUs). Collaboration with fashion designer Greta Melnik Finalist of Telekom Fashion Fusion competition.
Crowd-Recording Platform & Video Streaming. For Andreas Ammer, Andreas Gerth and Acid Pauli, MNT developed the technology platform for crowd-recording and publishing the longest audiobook ever made: David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. The web-based platform allowed the authors to manage all 1500 pages of the book and let anyone record their voices to be part of the final work. The spectacular project is completed in February 2017. Website
2015 Hardware/Software Design. Teledisko is the world's smallest discotheque. Integrated in refurbished telephone booths, Telediskos are coin-operated machines that supply you with a full-blown, short-time partying experience, complete with fog, lighting effects, video sharing and photo printing. MNT developed Teledisko's hardware/software operating system and graphical user interface (GUI) on GNU/Linux, SDL and Arduino platforms. Today, Teledisko is a successful, self-sustaining business.
MNT Research GmbH develops open source hardware, software and textiles in Berlin, Germany.
MNT Research GmbH
Anschrift: Fehlerstr. 8, 12161 Berlin
Geschäftsführer: Lukas F. Hartmann
Registergericht: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
Aktenzeichen: HRB 136605 B
VAT ID: DE278908891
WEEE: DE 33315564