NODE+CODE #12 – Prompt Battle Meetup edition

Do you have what it takes to become a Prompt Designer?

Our first meetup this season was a total success with exciting projects, deep discussions, and warm soup—and we’re not stopping! On the 7th of December, we meet again for a real Xmas edition of our meetup: the Prompt Battle with Ella Zickerick and Lina Schwarzenberg. The following day, they will run a first step AI workshop for artists, designers and interested people. Come over to test your skills, meet new interesting people, and become a part of the community!


What is a Prompt Battle?

Based on the Rap Battle format, Prompt Battle is a game show in which people compete against each other with the performative use of language. AI-supported text-to-image software enables the candidates to generate complex photos, images, and illustrations, seemingly out of thin air, by typing in image descriptions, so-called prompts. The audience will decide who will elicit the most surprising, disturbing or beautiful images from the latent space, and who will walk away carrying the prestigious title Prompt Battle Winner.

The original Prompt Battle was developed at HTW Dresden by Sebastian Schmieg, Florian A. Schmidt, Bernadette Geiger, Robert Hellwig, Emily Krause, Levi Stein, Lina Schwarzenberg and Ella Zickerick.



And what else will happen?

The prompt battle will be turning our second meetup this year into a fun and challenging x-mas party.

We will take time to get to know each other and, of course, we will again serve drinks and a warm and yummy soup for free!

Just come by or RSVP (for better planning) here!

Also: In the meantime, members of AI Frankfurt Rhein-Main e.V. will be there and be ready to mingle!

Want to learn more about AI?

Join the workshop on December 8th! Ella Zickerick and Lina Schwarzenberg invite you to get started with AI – for artists, designers and everyone interested.

Together, we want to explore the potential and challenges of AI, discuss them, and shape them. We will try out various technologies and attempt to engage in a dialogue with our computers, dreaming together with the machines.

More info on the workshop here!




Lina Schwarzenberg

Dresden, Germany

Lina Schwarzenberg is a freelance designer and educator who operates at the intersection of design, art, and technology. In addition to her work as a graphic and web designer, she has developed a particular fascination for the interaction between humans and machines. Schwarzenberg delves into the impact of artificial intelligence and critically and experimentally explores both the potential and limitations of this technology. She conducts workshops and delivers lectures, disseminating and sharing her knowledge and experiences in AI-driven design. Since October 2022, Schwarzenberg has been a member of the Prompt Battle Team.

Ella Zickerick

Berlin, Germany

Ella Zickerick is a designer from Berlin with a keen interest in the intersections of pop culture, art and new media, which she explores through research and artistic experimentation. Her work focuses on the creative use of digital tools and virtual image cultures. She spent her studies in Dresden, Melbourne and Brighton and holds two bachelor degrees in “International Business” and “Design: Product and Communication” from the University of Applied Sciences Dresden. She has been on Prompt Battle Tour since October 2022 and has participated in events such as transmediale and re:publica. She also currently works in the communications team at Junge Tüftler gGmbH, a media education company that supports children and young people in developing digital skills.


What is NODE+CODE?

Since 2014, the meetup invites creatives, designers, artists, coders and anyone else interested to a series of events with changing locations and thematic focuses – all related to working with code in design and the arts. We want to build a community of people interested in the creative and critical application of technology in Frankfurt and Rhein-Main.




The project is funded in the program “Promotion of Cultural and Creative Industries Institutions” by the Hessian Ministry of Economy, Energy, Transport and Housing.

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