Michael Schmitz
Media Designer, Founder of
“Generative Gestaltung”, Cologne

The combination of design and programming allows a very different approach to how we design things. The so called “generative design“ is a fluid and iterative process. It results in dynamic and versatile outcomes. Using it as a design method, we can tame huge amounts of data. We can also work with a great number of single entities and make them interact with each other to produce emergent patterns and behaviors. Since our brain is heavily specialized in reading the natural world, it really gets interesting when code simulates natural phenomena. Reaching into the three-dimensional physical space, it can affect our state of mind and our feelings – and can have a profound impact on us as human beings.


The talk will be held in English language.