resume of Hans-Christoph Steiner

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To find unique and challenging projects where I can apply my diverse skill set while further developing my knowledge, especially while working in the intersection of multiple disciplines.

Selected Freelance Experience

EAR Studios2007-07→2007-09
Developed PDa/audio configuration and sampler for Moveable Type in the NY Times lobby
area/code 2007-04→2007-06
Designed and built embedded, wifi hardware and OS for Media Res Servers
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (with Scott Fitzgerald) 2006-03→2006-08
Implemented control system for cafeteria with LED-paneled walls and ceiling.
Madagascar Institute/Robodock 2005-09                   
Engineered and built moving mechanism for jet-powered fish-skeleton that you can ride.
Robert Whitman Local Report (with Shawn Van Every) 2005-06→2005-12
Designed and implemented interactive call-in phone system.
Consulted on audio and network setup.
G.H. Hovagimyan 2005-06→2006-03
Implemented automated High-Definition video screening system.
Amorphic Robot Works 2001-09→present
Aided with fabrication of sculptural and robotic elements. Programmed robots to be interactive.
Hidden Villa 2000-01→2001-12
Consulted on network/server design and problems.
Tablet, Inc. 2000-11                   
Consulted on network/VPN setup, investigated break-in, performed security audit.

Full Time Experience

Integrated Digital Media Institute, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn
Technical Director 2006-02→2007-07
• built network infrastructure to enable community building
• helped design new undergraduate digital media curriculum
• organized and aided various events and conferences
Artist, Researcher, and Programmer (self-employed) 2001-04→present
• programmed and built numerous art pieces and projects
• taught workshops and gave lectures
• developed free software for media arts
• helped non-profit organizations streamline using free software
Razorfish New York City
Audio Designer 2000-04→2001-04
• Wrote branding music and all interface sounds for the 3Com Audrey network appliance.
• Created coherent interface audio for web sites and network appliances.
• Provided advice and direction on the future of interface audio, with a focus on mobile devices.
Network Manager 1998-07→2000-04
• Designed and implemented a Solaris/SPARC 400GB file server with over 500 PC/Mac/UNIX users.
• Designed and implemented network expansion to support 450 users and 4 inter-connected offices.
• Designed and implemented a 15 office worldwide VPN, NT Domain Trusts, and ActiveDirectory.
• Designed and managed construction of a new server room.
• Managed a team of up to 5 Systems Administrators.
Systems Administrator 1997-12→1998-07
• Automated many reporting and maintenance tasks.
• Built and upgraded PC, SGI, IBM RS/6000, and Sun servers.
• Aided Oracle installs and performance tuning.
Merrill Lynch New York City
IS Consultant 1997-02→1997-06
• Established a new helpdesk for the department.
• Assisted in the planning and completion of a rollout of about 150 new computers.
• Aided in departmental transition to an all-Windows NT environment.
Ogilvy & Mather New York City
IS Consultant 1996-09→1996-12
• Managed file server and email backups.
• Assisted in new router and hub setup.
• Setup and installed 40 new PC's.
Bard College Annandale, NY
Radio Station Engineer 1992-08→1996-05
• Reinstated and maintained the college radio station.
• Installed new equipment and fixed broken equipment.
• Helped with planning program schedule.


• Completed large projects with Pd, C, Java, Objective-C, Tcl/Tk, and Perl
• Programmed with Python, Max/MSP, SuperCollider, C++, Smalltalk, Lisp, PHP, sh, and csh.
Audio and Media
• Created projects using the Asterisk PBX phone system.
• Strong knowledge of using sound in interactive environments.
• Knowledgeable in interface audio design and audio for usability improvement.
• Expert in Pd, Audacity, Sound Forge, Csound, MusicKit
• Experience with Pro Tools, Cubase, VST Instruments, WaveLab, Granulab,Final Cut Pro
• Knowledgeable in analog recording and engineering; experience with MIDI synths.
Information Technology
• embedded linux systems, including iPods and Linux PDAs
• Mac OS 9/X, RedHat/Debian Linux, Windows 9X/NT/2k/XP, Solaris, FreeBSD, IRIX, NeXTSTEP
• Extensive PC, Sun, SGI, and Mac hardware installation and troubleshooting experience
• Experience with IBM RS/6000 and HP PA/RISC hardware installation and troubleshooting
• Specialize in cross- and multi-platform inter-operability
• Legato Networker, IBM Websphere, Netscape Enterprise Server, Cold Fusion
• Samba, Apache, DHCP, BIND, DNS, Sendmail, Postfix, CVS, Kerberos, LDAP
• IIS, MS DNS, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange
• MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server
• Clear and concise announcements and communications.
• Grant and proposal writing experience.
• Conversational in German.


• M.P.S. from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, May 2005
• B.A. in music from Bard College, Annandale, NY in May 1996, specializing in computer music
Computer Music Workshop at Stanford's CCRMA, 1995
• Two years of Advanced German at NYU's Continuing Studies program, 1999-2001
• Intensive German Course at Universität Wien, 2001

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