Category: SODA collective

  • ENTOMON – Interspecies Metamorphosis

    ENTOMON – Interspecies Metamorphosis

    ENTOMON – Interspecies Metamorphosis Content TBA /

  • Borrowed limbs

    Borrowed limbs

    The experimental short film “Borrowed Limbs”, created in collaboration between the two designers Lisa-Marleen Mantel and Laura Juliane Wagner, emphasizes the mediating role speculative design has in the face of disruptive technological advancements, as it allows for the exploration and simulation of ethical issues. The short film is centered around an AI main character who uses the human body as a sensing device to gain a physical understanding of their surroundings. Influenced by posthuman thinkers, the work aims to provoke a discussion about Cartesian notions of disembodied intelligence. The work combines recent developments in philosophy and cognitive science with state-of-the-art technologies and artistic practice: Main part of the film was produced with a machine-learning-backed process called “CLIP guided diffusion”. This method enables image synthesis based on language prompts. Prompts are carefully refined in a human-machine communication loop. In a way, the practical processes involved in producing the film reflect the speculative idea of an ongoing dialogue found in the narrative. The work resulted in a modular design pipeline for controlled image synthesis using AI tools as a design appropriation to communicate speculative concepts. It was created as part of the Master Research at KISD – Cologne International School of Design (Faculty of TH Köln).

  • Synthesizing Meaning at DHBW Ravensburg

    Synthesizing Meaning at DHBW Ravensburg


  • Synthesizing Meaning at KHM

    Synthesizing Meaning at KHM

    Designers of the silicon age proficiently mediate between the visceral and digital realms, when designing with and around technology. But how exactly do we reconcile disembodied technologies such as AI, with those aspects of the design profession that emphasize and often rely on tacit knowledge, gained through bodily multisensory experience and interaction? This hands-on workshop […]

  • Synthesizing Meaning @Hochschule Rhein Main

    Synthesizing Meaning @Hochschule Rhein Main

    / Mehrwert und Inhalte Aneignung KI-gestützer Gestaltungstechniken | Mensch-Maschine Co-Kreation | Posthumanismus | Ergründung technologie unabhängiger Fähigkeiten | Speculative Design | KI und Verkörperung | Workflows mit angewandter KI | Zukunftsvisionen | Posthuman Monsters | Kursbeschreibung Synthesizing Meaning Designerinnen des digitalen Zeitalters vermitteln mit Expertise zwischen den viszeralen und den digitalen Sphären, wenn sie mit […]