WELCOME TO OUR FUTURE PLAYGROUNDS Design Conference!
AN EXPERIMENTAL PLATFORM, WHERE WE CELEBRATE THE IDEA OF PLAYING! WE EXPLORE, DISCOVER AND TRY OUT NEW THINGS - WITH ALL EYES OPEN TO NEW POSSIBILITIES.
GET INSPIRED BY AI THOUGHT LEADERS!
WORLDWIDE TOP ARTISTS, DESIGNERS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPERS SHARE INSIGHTS ON HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY INTEGRATE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INTO PROJECTS.
Vincent Schwenk & Vitaly Grossmann | VVAND
Vincent Schwenk is a 3D-Artist who concentrates on the physical irregularities of abstract objects, mostly playing with futuristic, candy-colored constructions whilst exploring their artificiality. Vitaly Grossmann is a designer who works on visual concepts and telling stories by directing and leading teams - from little collaborations to bigger production studios. Together Vincent and Vitaly act as the directing duo called VVAND where they try to explore new visual styles.
How to have fun and not lose the joy of creating. Team mode — ON!
Vincent and Vitaly invite you to explore the balance between skill and play in 3D art: They discuss strategies to sustain inspiration, nurture creativity, and rediscover the fun of the artistic process. And they show you the benefits and challenges of working in a team. They will present rules of how to co-create beautiful projects, in which every team member can improve their work and still keep a healthy work-life-balance.
Alexander El-Meligi | Demodern
Alexander El-Meligi is Managing Partner of Demodern, a multi-award-winning agency for creative technologies. He worked as a designer and developer in various agencies, serving clients such as Porsche and Hugo Boss. In 2008, Alexander co-founded Demodern together with Kristian Kerkhoff. Today, around 70 digital experts work in the agency’s offices in Hamburg and Cologne. Alexander is member of the Digital Board of FC St. Pauli and serves on the advisory board of NextReality e.V Hamburg.
Building Immersive Experiences and Platforms
With the fusion of digital and physical worlds, the boundaries of interaction are shifting. In his keynote, Alexander will look at immersive virtual platforms, digital spaces and their various manifestations, identifying potential areas of innovation. His session will focus on specific target groups and their expectations. He will highlight diverse applications, from HR platforms, immersive trainings and simulations to virtual exhibition spaces, event spaces and more.
Cedric Kiefer | onformative
Cedric Kiefer is the co-founder and creative lead at onformative, a Berlin-based studio that seeks to challenge the boundaries of art and technology. The studio draws upon its in-depth experience with evolving technological trends to find inspiration in ever-changing surroundings, keeping the human perspective at the core of their work. Through both self-initiated and commissioned projects, they guide clients like Samsung, IBM and Porsche towards innovation and new solutions.
About inspiration and co-creation in the age of Data & AI
In his keynote, Cedric explores technology's dual role as enabler and limiter in digital art and design. He draws on onformative's experience to examine the role of designers as machines take on more creative tasks. The concept of co-creation is discussed, where data and AI are not just tools but collaborators in artistic processes. Cedric gives insights into how onformative balances human creativity with computational capabilities to produce compelling narratives and innovative creative solutions.
Ninu and Savo Dramis | Uber Nerd
Ninu and Savo Dramis co-founded Ashirov Martic, a multidisciplinary studio that focused on fashion photography and art direction. In 2018 they established a 3D/digital art collective called Uber Nerd. Using tools like Dall-e 2, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and Runway ML, Artificial Intelligence became a driving force for them to draw inspiration from. This laid the foundation for Ahuman Studio, an experimental playground where they could explore the creative potential of AI.
How to use a Dream Machine or how we never stop learning
In their keynote, Ninu and Savo Dramis will emphasize a central message: "We never stop learning." This reflects their continuous journey as lifelong learners, exploring various art forms and tools. Their session will showcase how this learning led them into the world of AI, where they see immense potential for creative innovation and technological progress. With the ultimate goal in mind: creating art that reflects a unique perspective on the future.
Designers and thought leaders who think beyond the expected.
MON - 09.10.
04:00 P.M. - 04:30 P.M. (CEST) Keynote Felix Damerius and Sven Rieckmann Welcome to the Playground #2
04:30 P.M. - 05:00 P.M. (CEST) Panel Talk Fuck around and find out