Workflow Insights

After a longer abstinence from blogging, I see it as my duty to report a little about my current projects and work. Of course, the last weeks were not characterized by doing nothing, but a pretty dense workflow accompanied me daily. 

The topic “Artificial Intelligence” is progressing breathtakingly and as far as I have the time, I am working deeply into the topic and try to combine the incredible new possibilities with my skills and work routines artistically.

I’m taking an approach based on mixed-media – which means combining Photoshop, Procreate on the iPad as well as Stable Diffusion and Midjourney into a design mix and trying to perfect a fusion of all the techniques at my disposal.

Currently, I am working on a photo book on the theme of “Women and Worlds of AI”. This work is taking up a large portion of my artistic life, but is also incredibly fun and enjoyable.

In addition, I have recently released several texture packs for 3D artists, submitted various stock photo works, and also released orderable everyday products with graphics by me. I must stress that I have to arrange this alongside my main job as a teacher and educator – which means my remaining free time has shrunk to a minimum.

Of course, sound design and experimental music are still big points in my artistic life and learning various electronic musical instruments and synthesizers costs me just as much time and effort.

Unfortunately I don’t have enough time right now to finish and release the long overdue three music albums with Chris Wittkowsky, which we recorded and mastered over the last months. 

Hopefully this will change in the next weeks. After all, I have to finish a term paper and prepare my lessons at school at the same time. In summary, that means – full workload, but also some artistic satisfaction.

Working on Digital Canvas – Shared Screen

Today my friends from Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and Pomodoro Bolzano have realized an unusual project.
The aim was to edit a graphic document on the iPad from several places at the same time and to thus creating a joint work of art.

We were connected via the cities of Cologne (Germany), Toronto (Canada) and Regensburg (Germany) and after initial technical difficulties, we had quite colorful and appealing results on the screens. 

Then we logged into our open-world environment, on the Odyssey simulation, at the same time, and Tina was able to project our drawing environment, with the changes happening in real time, onto a spontaneously constructed screen.

This kind of collaborative drawing projects with shared screen technology will certainly keep us busy more often.