Sebastian Loewe

Sebastian Loewe
MediaDesign Hochschule | MD.H · Design Management

Prof. Dr.
Professor for Design Management at Mediadesign University of Applied Sciences, Berlin

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Introduction
Sebastian Loewe, is currently professor for design management at the Berlin-based Mediadesign Design School, Germany. He’s a curious investigator into matters of design, media, technology, aesthetics and culture, co-founder of the conference "Designing with Artificial Intelligence", collaborator on various research probes on the topic of ML & design, and recently teaching creative coding with P5.js and ML5js.
Additional affiliations
April 2018 - March 2020
MediaDesign Hochschule
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • I teach the following classes @ MDH: innovation management, design thinking, marketing, creative coding & interactive machine learning, design history.
May 2017 - September 2018
Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft Berlin
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
October 2008 - September 2009
Tokyo University of the Arts
Field of study
  • Intermedia Art
October 2005 - July 2010
October 2002 - September 2005
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Field of study
  • Media Science

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Publications (14)
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An die Gewissheit kommender Katastrophen schließt eine Praxis des sogenannten spekulativen Designs an. Exemplarisch für die Art und Weise der Befassung mit einer lebensunwerten Zukunft ist der Faraday Chair des Designerduos Anthony Dunne und Fiona Raby, der in diesem Essay einer unternehmerischen Praxis der Zukunftsbewältigung gegenübergestellt wir...
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These are the proceedings of the research conference "Designing with Artificial Intelligence", which took place in September 2020. The proceedings cover theoretical papers on learning and teaching machines to do creative tasks, practical research on how machines can be used to create design and art and essays on the discourse of the creative nature...
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When designing for emotion designers cannot follow a playbook that would guide parameters for design automation. Although emotion detection is more widely available now, the translation of machine learning algorithms’ outputs into well-designed user experiences remains uncharted territory. The solutions and outcomes of designing for emotion in whic...
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Within the last three years, cultural influencers have utilized the rapidly evolving so­cial digital platforms to become a mass phenomenon in the realm of social media. With their influence has come a profound shift in consumer behavior and hence in corporate marketing and sale strategies. These pioneers post content of their personal and professio...
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Design thinking is often praised as a universal tool that can be utilized to address and resolve almost any design problem, even those that are the most complex. Judging by the recent criticism from several key design professionals, design thinking seems ill-suited to confront complex, or so-called ‘wicked’ problems or to facilitate deep thinking....
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Mein Forschungsteilprojekt widmet sich Fotografie und Werbung in den Printmedien nach 1945. Die bisher in der kulturgeschichtlichen Forschung der Nachkriegszeit eher vernachlässigte Analyse massenmedialer Bilder außerhalb des Films und der Bildenden Kunst soll so der damaligen Relevanz des Mediums Zeitschrift gerecht werden. Das Forschungsteilproje...
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Der Vortrag möchte eine Methode des Weltentwerfens vorstellen, die nicht nur die Bauhäusler beherrschten. Es handelt sich um ein Verfahren, das eine negative Zukunftsvision formuliert, um kritisch auf die Gegenwart zu reflektieren – und um damit letztlich diese Zukunft abzuwenden. Ich möchte die Frage in den Raum stellen: Reicht es aus, auf eine Dy...
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Als Kitsch ausgewiesen vollzieht aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive nach, dass und wie ein nationalkulturelles Identitätskonzept nach der Wende eng an die Vorstellung von Kultur als Wegbereiterin einer ideellen nationalen Einheit und an rigorose Feuilletondebatten zur Beseitigung ehemals sozialistischer Kulturprodukte geknüpft ist. Im Mittelpunkt...
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A major desideratum of research in regard to our session is posed by the question: Why did the visual made such a career while other senses, which were considered helping to overwhelm the viewer emotionally, do not count for a legitimate aesthetic experience? In other words: Why did a majority of art scholars diminish emotionality in favor of a dis...
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There are two watershed events that mark the decline of the Occupy movement in 2012, and involve collaborations with international art exhibitions in Germany. In 2012 Occupy activists gathered in Kassel, Germany to take part in Documenta 13 (June 9 to September 16) and in Berlin, Germany to participate in the Berlin Biennale 7 (April 27 to July 1)....

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Mediadesign University of Apl. Sciences, Berlin www.designing-artificial-intelligence.eu Machine-intelligent systems and processes are no longer simply science fiction. Users are now surrounded by an overwhelming amount of digitally intelligent applications. These applications, while running seamlessly in the background of customer-centered products and hence going unnoticed by users, become deeply influential in the design of digital products’ user experiences. This pervasive implementation contrasts starkly with the absence of digitally intelligent applications in the critical academic discussion of applied AI-based design practices. The conference raises the following questions that result from designing both with and for machine learning algorithms and assist systems: How do designers’ traditional understandings of their practices change when the machine makes fundamental and far-reaching design decisions in the blink of an eye and ceases to be merely a passive design tool? How do design practices change when predictions become a major part of the user experience? What ramifications do these changes have on the notion of creativity? Also, how can designers (re-)design human-machine participation and what kinds or levels of agency do designers retain? Lastly, how does machine learning alter strategic design, corporate identity, and the idea of personal design aesthetics? To address these questions selected experts from the fields of design, science, art and industry have been invited to present their visions in four separate keynotes. Additionally, the conference is scheduled to provide an inspiring program of discussions, paper talk sessions, case studies, workshops, as well as enough time to engage in dialogue and network with participants. Designing with Artificial Intelligence 2020 aims to bring together a diverse audience of design practitioners, design managers, design theorists, design leaders, and interdisciplinary thinkers interested in the pressing questions raised.