über Tristan Schulze

Tristan Schulze, born 1982 in Leipzig, is a German designer, artist, and lecturer. His work reflects on current developments in the digital world, including the exploration of artificial intelligence, mixed reality, or Internet of Things technologies. Corporeality and haptics play an important role in Schulze’s work, bridging the digital and physical worlds. Schulze works and lives in Leipzig.

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In his work LUCID, Tristan Schulze explores how creative design interactions between humans and machines could look in the future. An apparatus with artificial intelligence generates weaving patterns in creative processes and invites visitors to help design them. One’s own creative process links up with that of the machine and leaves traces in its code. However, the relationship remains ambivalent - after all, every interaction trains the artificial intelligence further and thus reinforces its autonomy.

Machine learning is an important part of many industrial automation processes and is increasingly changing our concept of work. Against this backdrop, Tristan Schulze is concerned not only with the question of what we will regard as work in the future, but above all with considerations of how we will work.

As a basis for new weaving patterns, LUCID draws from the extensive pattern archive of TextilWerk Bocholt, which reflects the textile history of the 20th century. This archive will be made accessible to young designers in the next few years and will thus also become a source of inspiration for new patterns.

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