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SUN 26


Talking to Computers & Dreaming with Machines


w/ Lina Schwarzenberg, Ella Zickerick

@/ Kulturverein zur Schießhalle
     Waldeggstraße 116, 4020 Linz

Talking to Computers & Dreaming with Machines

Tools have always played a pivotal role in the world of design. They serve as conduits for creativity, allowing designers to transform their ideas into tangible realities.

In the digital age, tools’ relationship with design processes has evolved dramatically with the advent of Artificial Intelligence. AI tools have shifted from passive instruments to active creative partners, allowing designers to engage in more natural, conversational interactions with computers, essentially “conversing” and “dreaming” with machines to convey ideas. However, this transformation raises concerns about privacy, data security, and the potential displacement of human designers.

AI’s advancement offers new possibilities while making traditional tools appear redundant. How can we harness AI’s potential in design, recognize its limitations, and address associated risks? In a collaborative workshop/talk, we explore, discuss, and shape the potentials and challenges of AI, aiming to engage in a dialogue with computers and dream alongside machines.

Lina Schwarzenberg

Lina Schwarzenberg is a freelance designer and educator who operates at the intersection of design, art, and technology. In addition to her work as a graphic and web designer, she has developed a particular fascination for the interaction between humans and machines. Schwarzenberg delves into the impact of artificial intelligence and critically and experimentally explores both the potential and limitations of this technology. She conducts workshops and delivers lectures, disseminating and sharing her knowledge and experiences in AI-driven design. Since October 2020, Schwarzenberg has been a member of the Prompt Battle Team.

Ella Zickerick

Ella Zickerick is a designer from Berlin with a keen interest in the intersections of pop culture, art and new media, which she explores through research and artistic experimentation. Her work focuses on the creative use of digital tools and virtual image cultures. She spent her studies in Dresden, Melbourne and Brighton and holds two bachelor degrees in “International Business” and “Design: Product and Communication” from the University of Applied Sciences Dresden. She has been on Prompt Battle Tour since October 2022 and has participated in events such as transmediale and re:publica. She also currently works in the communications team at Junge Tüftler gGmbH, a media education company that supports children and young people in developing digital skills.