Jan De Coster combines backgrounds in Physics, Engineering, Art Direction, Game Design, Character Design and Teaching into an innovative cocktail.


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MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS

SCHEIRE EN DE SCHEPPING

Watch me electrocute Bart De Pauw during the TV show "Scheire en de Schepping".

DE ZIEL VAN EEN ROBOT

During FITC Amsterdam in 2014, XI did an interview with me.

THE ROBOT SOUL ON MAKE MAGAZINE

I was very honoured when Make Magazine published my story about The Robot Soul

ARTE CREATIVE 2013

A few days before Pictoplasma 2013 Arte Creative did an interview with Yummy and me. It was part of a report that gives an overview of the festival.

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COMMERCIAL WORK

STEVE

Steve the Robot will spearhead cinema campaigns for Brightfish in 2015.

INFAMOUS SECOND SON

For the launch of this new title, Playstation challenged people in a shocking way.
(photo Evi Wilmus)
Client: SONY PLAYSTATION, TBWA

KBC BRICK ROBOT

Steentje Bijdragen - Turning online messages into stone.
Client: TBWA, KBC BANK

YUMMY ROBOT

Ordinary CGI wasn't enough for this campaign. Boondoggle wanted a real kitchen robot.
Client: BOONDOGGLE, DELHAIZE

MINI FAN THE FLAME

On the edge of 2011, I created this flaming installation for MINI on the Brussels Motor Show.
Client: TBWA, BMW MINI

NISSAN JUKE BALL

I created both a kick-ass virtual AND real Pinball, with the Nissan Juke as the star of the game.
Client: TBWA, NISSAN

RED CASE

Nothing less than total annihilation of your competitor, is what this installation promises.
Client: PROXIMITY BBDO

DODGE DARE DAYS

A near-death experience generator for the masses. Still my largest installation to date.
Client: PROXIMITY BBDO, DODGE

PERSONAL PROJECTS

RACHEL

Rachel's special ability is melting Robot hearts.

HERB

Meet Herb the Robot. He is here to prove Robots can be totally Bad Ass...

BILL AND TED

These 2 heroes were fortunate to loan a couple of Denso arms during our show at Stima Conference in 2013.

PETER CYBORG PUMPKIN

Living flesh and nifty electronics combined in my first cybernetic creation.

MAGNOLIA

Magnolia is the second prototype of the Kinesics project, bringing a thouch of spring in your hat.

PINECAP

Pinecap is the first prototype of the Kinesics project, exploring dynamic body language enhancement.

BRADLEY

Bradley is an interactive Kinect conrolled wooden sculpture, based on the character mirror.

WORLDS FIRST INTERACTIVE TRAMPOLINE

During the A.NY Party 2013, @ Designcenter De Winkelhaak, I demonstrated this prototype.

SHADOW & LIGHT @ TEDx

As a part of the TEDx Flanders event, Introspection, we created this interactive light painting installation.

CHARACTER MIRROR

Discover the animated characters inside you, with this Kinect controlled installation.

NERMAHL DRAWS

Nermahl is created in the wake of the Jummie Robot. His main activity is drawing lines on a piece of paper. He decides what he draws.

NERO & FRIENDS

Nero gets the kick of his life when one night a shooting star lands right on his nose !

BUBBLES

Of course our second little attention junkie, also deserved her own little universe. Pop away !

NO BALLS, NO CHRISTMAS

You can't test courage cautiously.

CLASSES & EDUCATION

MULTEC STUDENTS ROBOT PROJECT

During my debut semester teaching at Erasmus Highschool in Brussels, my students made an awesome bunch of Robots.

TOEKOMST ATELIER DE L'AVENIR

Early 2014 we did a couple of classes about Robot's and the Fablab with 50 kids of this project.

INFANT ROBOTS @ DEVINE

On November 15th 2013 we built these rigs with the final year Devine students from Howest school in Kortrijk, Belgium.

AWSOMO_

During the OHM2013 Festival we gave an important challenge to 20 children, ages between 4 and 7. The Future of Robotics looks Fluffy and Cheerful.

STIMA STUDENTS 2014

After my delightful presentation at Stima 2013, I will enjoy doing the same for the Stima Students.

ADOBE EDUCATION SUMMIT BARCELONA 2013

I was very happy to speak at the Adobe Education Summit again, this fall in Barcelona.

ADOBE EDUCATION SUMMIT ISTANBUL 2012

On the shore of the Bosphorus I presented my work process to a group of European Educators.

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

MULTI MANIA 2014

I'm looking forward to be on the Multi-Mania stage again !

FITC AMSTERDAM 2014

I joined a lot of awesome spreakers during FITC in Amsterdam in February 2014.

STIMAC 2013

The Belgian community of marketing professionals will learn about the next revolution in digital marketing.

MAKE-A-THON

On October 12 and 13 I am judging and coaching the VRT Make-A-Thon in TimeLab Ghent.

OHM 2013

In the summer of 2013, 16 years after HIP97, I packed my camping gear, and headed for the Dutch countryside, to give workshops about the future of robotics.

IN-HOUSE PRESENTATIONS

During the whole of 2013 I gave presentations at several Belgian Agencies: TBWA, BBDO, Boondoggle, Square Melon, Mortier Brigade, These Days, Design is Dead, Famous, LDV, Focus, Havas...

MULTI MANIA 2013

I was talking about robots at the Multi Mania conference in Kortrijk, Belgium 13-14 May 2013

PICTOPLASMA BERLIN 2013

I spoke at the Pictoplasma conference in Berlin. 10 - 14 April 2013

OFFF LILLE 2012

In the fall of 2012 I was very honoured to share a stage with people like Joshua Davis, Brosmind, Florian Schmitt and many others.

MULTI MANIA 2012

Cooking bacon live on stage, for an audience of over 2000 people, seemed very logic for a lunch session.