Creative AI & synthetic media

As an artist, designer, researcher, and speaker, I navigate the intersecting worlds of AI and creativity, challenging the boundaries of human-AI co-creation, exploring generative AI's creative potential, and future-casting the implications of AI-generated synthetic media on our creative landscape.

Boasting over a decade of expertise in graphic design and art direction, coupled with a deep dive into creative AI for more than five years, I empower clients to harness generative AI tools for bespoke visual strategies and products. My consultancy services span the integration of AI into creative processes and keeping a pulse on AI trends in the creative sector. I also design and facilitate workshops and brainstorming sessions to spark innovation within creative teams.

As a proactive community builder, I initiated the creative AI meetups in Prague and co-founded the Uroboros collective and its accompanying festival. My academic journey includes pursuing a Ph.D. at FAMU in Prague, where I'm exploring collective human-AI co-creation and innovative participatory methods in AI-assisted media synthesis. This research complements my Master's in Design from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, and a Bachelor's in Visual Communication from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava.







talks, panels and presentations

2024

Challenges, visions and opportunities for artistic research and/in society (panel discussion) w/ Natalie Loveless & Anne-Helen Mydland | Society of Artistic Research Conference 2024, Tilburg, NL, 10-4-2024

AI & Kreativita (panel discussion) | AI Horizonty, AI Dńõtem, Kampus Hybernsk√°, Prague, CZ, 14-03-2024

AI's Journey from Deepfakes to Creative Partnerships  | Creative Edge Conference Prague, CZ, 22-01-2024

AI vs. Graphic Design 4.0 (panel discussion) | Creative Edge Conference Prague, CZ, 22-01-2024

2023

Creative Collaboration with AI | Pecha Kucha Night Bratislava, Bratislava, SK, 27-09-2023

How to Art with AI (pilot to Creative AI meet-ups) | Uroboros Loops, Petrohradsk√° Kolektiv, Prague, CZ, 08-07-2023

Sensing the Synthetic: Exploring the Role of Affect and Human Embodiment in AI-Media Synthesis / Symposium: Rethinking Technology, Reframing the Machine, Under the Radar - Festival and Conference for Artistic Film, Animation and Experimental Sequential Media, Vienna,  AT, 20-04-2023

PARADOX: Kreativn√≠ umńõl√° inteligence (panel discussion) | DOX - Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, CZ, ¬†19-04-2023

AI-Augmented Creativity: How AI Is Helping Us All Embrace the Mundane (And How to Avoid It) | Technologické centrum UMPRUM, Prague, CZ, 08-03-2023 


2022
Syntetické médiá a human-AI co-creation / FUD Embassy, FUD UJEP, CZ, 23-11-2022

Sensing the synthetic (panel discussion) | Uroboros Festival 2022, Kasárna Karlín, Prague, CZ, 07-10-2022

Vytv√°Ňôen√≠ pozn√°n√≠ prostŇôednictv√≠m alternativn√≠ho vyuŇĺit√≠ neuronov√Ĺch s√≠t√≠ v umńõleck√©m v√Ĺzkumu | Doktorandsk√° konference a diskuse u pŇô√≠leŇĺitosti bien√°ln√≠ v√Ĺstavy UMPRUM Postup jako v√Ĺstup, UMPRUM, Prague, CZ, 26-05-2022

2021
Od vektoru k textu: v√Ĺvoj syntetick√Ĺch m√©di√≠ od GANs k synt√©ze Ňô√≠zen√© textem. / √övod do AV studi√≠, FAMU, CZ, 20-12-2021

Od vektoru k textu: v√Ĺvoj syntetick√Ĺch m√©di√≠ od GANs k synt√©ze Ňô√≠zen√© textem. / semin√°r Digit√°ln√≠ kultury, UMPRUM, CZ, 15-12-2021

Festival Uroboros - online rot√°cie v znepokojivej dobe | Curating Online - The show goes on? Media art festivals during COVID times, Galerie TIC, CZ - online, 20-10-2021

Uroboros Festival: Soci√°lnńõ angaŇĺovan√Ĺ design | TIM Master Class, FFMU, CZ - online, 05-10-2021

Paradox: Co mŇĮŇĺou umńõlci udńõlat pro umńõlou inteligenci? | panel discussion #DATAMAZE, DOX, Prague, CZ - online, 12-03-2021

Speculative look on the future cities | Crash course: Beyond sustainability, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden - online, 18-01-2021

2020
Visual Uncertainty in Synthetic Reality  | CAS Guest Lectures, CAS, FAMU, CZ - online, 16-12-2020

Ako nastaviŇ• druh√ļ tv√°r: Identita a umel√° inteligencia / panel discussion at Mobilis Festival 2020, Diera do sveta, Liptovsk√Ĺ Mikul√°Ň°, SK - online, 06-12-2020

Syntetick√° m√©dia a jejich kreativn√≠ potenci√°l¬†| Blok expertŇĮ KISK, MUNI, CZ - online, 19-11-2020

UdrŇĺateńĺn√Ĺ dizajn bud√ļcnosti | panel discussion at Festival Nasuti 2020, Bratislava, SK - online, 24-10-2020 (2:04:00)

Illuminating the Black Box panel discussion at The Arena, Dutch Design Week, NL, - online, 20-10-2020

Syntetické médiá a nové vnímanie reality | HUMAIN Conference, Industra Brno, CZ

The Hmm on___ Deepfakes / The Hmm, Amsterdam, NL,
- online, 17-06-2020 (1:22:00)

Seeing is no longer believing. Visual uncertainty in the post-truth era. / VALS, Prague College, CZ, - online, 07-05-2020

Syntetick√° m√©dia a vizu√°ln√≠ nejistota - kdyŇĺ vidńõt jeŇ°tńõ nic neznamen√° / Obraz vs. Osobn√≠ Data, Fresh Eye, CZ, - online, 24-04-2020

2019
Deepfakes | Syntetické médiá /Paralelná Polis, Bratislava, SK

Visual Scepticism /The Hmm, NDSM-Fuse, Amsterdam, NL

Synthetic Vision /Paralelní Polis, Prague, CZ

Develodystópie /DAAD, Primaciálny Palác, Bratislava, SK

Spekulativn√≠ a Participativn√≠ design¬†w Tereza LiŇ°kov√°¬†/Studia nov√Ĺch m√©di√≠ FF UK, Prague, CZ

How Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) Changed the Way We Look on the World, or the Necessity of Visual Scepticism in the Post-truth Era /CTJB, Jedovnice, CZ

How Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) Changed the Way We Look on the World, or the Necessity of Visual Scepticism in the Post-truth Era /DATATATA Conference, FA VUT, Brno, CZ

Vizu√°ln√≠ jazyk developersk√Ĺch projektŇĮ bratislavsk√©ho Manhattanu¬†/Praha v Brne, Brno, CZ

2018
Vizu√°ln√≠ jazyk developersk√Ĺch projektŇĮ bratislavsk√©ho Manhattanu¬†/Fresh Eye: Obraz vs. Gentrifikace, CAMP, Prague, CZ



workshops (selected)

2024

Kreativn√≠ AI: PŇôedstaven√≠ n√°strojŇĮ AI pro praxi podnik√°n√≠ v kultuŇôe a umńõn√≠, etick√© aspekty vyuŇĺit√≠ AI | Krenovka, Prague, CZ, 17-4-2024

More-than-Human Co-creation: Making Sense with AI in Artistic Research w/ Mark√©ta DolejŇ°ov√° |¬†Society of Artistic Research Conference 2024, Tilburg, NL, 10-4-2024

VyuŇĺit√≠ generativn√≠ AI v kreativn√≠m procesu | Business skills UMPRUM, online, 22-3-2024

Umńõl√° inteligence v tvŇĮrńć√≠m procesu | KDU & KTD, Fakulta Designu a umńõn√≠ Ladislava Sutnara, PlzeŇą, CZ, 20-3-2024

Tuning In:¬†Alternatives to Human-AI Co-Creation / KAT, Vysok√° Ň°kola v√Ĺtvarn√Ĺch umen√≠ v Bratislave, SK, 27-2-2024¬†


2023
Tuning In to Each Other: Alternatives to Human-AI Co-Creation / Performative Dialogues with AI, Fresh Eye & Uroboros Festival, Prague, CZ

Umńõl√° inteligence a kolektivn√≠ imaginace /¬†Katedra filozofie FF a CCS-Lab ZńĆU in Pilsen, CZ

Rising Together - Reimagining Human-AI Co-Creation through Encountering the (Sour)dough / Uroboros Festival 2023, Petrohradská Kolektiv, Prague, CZ

Reimagining Human-AI Co-Creation through Encountering the (Sour)dough / Living-with Feral Ecologies Festival, Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki, FI

Co-Creation with AI Algorithms: participatory perspectives to AI-media Synthesis / FAMU & Petrohradská Kolektiv, Prague, CZ

Umńõl√° inteligence a kolektivn√≠ imaginace / FUK Festival, Prague, CZ

Generativn√≠ n√°stroje AI v umńõleck√©m procesu / studios DDT & GDVK, UMPRUM, Prague, CZ


2022
Sensing the Synthetic / .zip space, Rotterdam, NL

Sensing the Synthetic / Uroboros Festival, online

2021
Scrying through AI / Center for Audiovisual Studies, FAMU - Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, CZ

Scrying through AI / Digital Arts department, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, SK

Workshop: AI na vlastn√≠ kŇĮŇĺi - Helena Luk√°Ň°ov√°, Lenka HamoŇ°ov√°, Tom√°Ň° JavŇĮrek ÓĀéÔłéÔłéÔłé | SVITAVA - transmedia art lab, Brno, CZ

Fictioning Synthetic Reality / AIxDesign, NL - online

Collective Vision of Synthetic Reality / Umanesimo Artificiale, IT - online

AI & Syntetické obrazy / #Datamaze, DOX, Prague, CZ - online

AI & Syntetické obrazy | Scholastika, Prague, CZ - online

Collective Vision of Synthetic Reality / Interactions 2021 Conference, IxDA - online

2020
Collective Vision of Synthetic Reality | ML Ethics Team, Google - online

Syntetick√° budoucnost ÓĀéÔłéÔłéÔłé| Letn√≠ Ň°kola, Nahl√≠Ňĺet dńõjiny, DOX, Prague, CZ

Kolektivn√≠ vize syntetick√© reality | Letn√≠ Ň°kola Obńćank√°ŇôŇĮ 2020, DOX, Prague, CZ

Syntetické médiá / DOX, Prague, CZ

Collective Vision of Synthetic Reality / MA Future Design, Prague College, Prague, CZ,

Collective Vision of Synthetic Reality /CtrlZ.AI Zine Fair, 2020 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT*), Barcelona, ES

2019
Syntetick√° m√©dia ‚Äď v√Ĺzva pro ovńõŇôov√°n√≠ pŇĮvodu a pravosti informac√≠ ÓĀéÔłé
/Letn√≠ Ň°kola pro uńćitele ‚ÄěStopovat dńõjiny: pr√°ce s prameny ve v√Ĺuce‚Äú
Centre for Contemporary Art DOX, Prague, CZ

Bob Ross Lives! Creative potential of GANs / Hackers & Designers Summer Academy, Amsterdam, NL

2015
More Images More Power / Typolab, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, SK
w Stefan Schäfer


teaching

2023
designed the course “AI & Artistic Practice“, FAMU / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, CZ

2021-2024
head tutor at Inspiration Forum LAB 2021/22 and 2023/24, JI.HLAVA, CZ

2020-2022
module leader at MA Future Design / Prague City University, Prague, CZ

2021
Digital Earth fellowship - guest lecturer at Digit√°lne Umenia / Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, SK

2020
lecturer at katedra Grafick√©ho a medi√°lneho designu, Vysok√° Ň°kola kreativn√≠ komunikace, Prague, CZ

2016-2023
guest lectures at art schools and universities (UMPRUM, FAMU, FUD UJEP, KISK FF MUN, Studia nov√Ĺch m√©di√≠ FF UK, Scholastika, Prague College, V҆VU v Bratislave, Chalmers University of Technology Sweden, Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, HKU Utrecht)