Master of Advanced Studies
in Interaction Design

Machine learning for creatives



The workshop will take place from 29th June to 1st July 2018 at the Museum of Digital Art (MuDA), in Zurich.

The workshop provides an introduction to artificial intelligence and the relative creative applications. Participants will learn how to include AI in their projects, and to experiment with some simple tools created for artists and designers.

The initial part covers a high-level definition of what is artificial intelligence in general and machine learning in particular. Then we’ll look at existing projects that use this technology in the fields of art, science, design, and poetry.

In the second part of the workshop, participants will experiment using machine learning as a tool. We’ll look at some existing web-based libraries, and many examples will be provided. Participants will be involved in the creation of new projects, starting from the ones provided, effectively experimenting first-hand in tweaking the data and algorithms. Some of the experiments will cover machine-generated poetry, style transfer between images, teaching machines how to recognize different objects, and more!


Matteo Loglio is an interaction designer and creative technologist, working on playful products and experiences, experimental interfaces and award-winning toys. Currently working at Google Creative Lab, he’s also a Visiting Lecturer at the Central Saint Martins college, partner at the interaction design lab and creator of the wooden robot Cubetto. His work has been displayed in various exhibitions around the world, such as MoMA NY and V&A museum. You can find him at ad


MuDA (Museum of Digital Art) The Museum of Digital Art (MuDA) is Europe’s first physical and virtual museum dedicated to digital arts — an open space connecting creativity and technology. The MuDA is committed to engaging the public and exploring the creative potential of code in its manifold expressions by showcasing artists who are leading and furthering the digital medium through continuous experimentation. Our dedication lies to artworks and cultural mediation that further enlighten and empower through 0s and 1s.

The workshop is promoted by Master of Advanced Studies in interaction design SUPSI Lugano in collaboration with MuDA.

Practical information



Equipment and materials

Participants must bring their own laptop.


No previous experience in machine learning is required, but a bit of previous coding experience is appreciated, as most of the tools are code-based.


A detailed schedule of the activities will be shared before the beginning of the workshop.

Registration deadline and fee

Registration fee: 250 CHF. Deadline: 2nd May 2018.

Registration form

Register here.

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