Hello! I'm Jelger. I'm a software developer and artist working at the intersection of interactive media, biology, sound and education.


Most of my work is driven by a deep interest in the emergent properties of self-organizing systems, such as ecosystems, social interactions and the mind. I investigate these properties by making them perceivable through sound, image and movement. Using custom software and hardware, I turn my investigations into interactive works that have some form of autonomy. The audience is challenged to engage in a dialogue with the work, which, through its changeable nature, elicits play, curiosity and a new perspective on the relation between nature, human behavior and technology.


Next to my practice, I work as a software developer and designer for Leiden University's Centre for Innovation, where I collaborate with scientists, teachers and students to explore how interactive media such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality can be used to benefit academia.



  • Msc Media Technology, cum laude, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Leiden University (2014 – 2017) 

  • Bsc Bèta-Gamma, major Biology, University of Amsterdam (2009 - 2013)





  • Intimate Observations, V2_ + Museu Zer0, Tavira, Portugal, 2020

  • Chapter 2WO, Het Hem, Zaandam, 2019

  • NIME, Virginia Tech, USA, 2018

  • Midsummer Night festival, Leiden, 2017

  • Dutch Future Society annual event, Amsterdam, 2017

  • Eureka Festival, Amsterdam, 2016

  • OPEN festival, Leiden, 2016

  • Discovery Festival, Amsterdam, 2015

  • Habitat, Amsterdam, 2015




  • Two gold Halo awards (Best Applied and Best University project) for Spatial CT Viewer at VR Days Europe 2019.

  • Best paper award for Perturbation, at ArtsIT 2018, in Braga, Portugal. 

  • Best pitch award for our concept Online Escape Room for Jobseekers, during the Bright Minds for Covid-19 volunteers programme.