About Me

Hey, I’m Tom-Lucas Säger

I’m a Creative Technologist, Interaction Designer and Educator from Hamburg, Germany. Recently exploring the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Technology and Design. I’m a contributor for the the ml5.js JavaScript library. Which offers an open approach to Machine Learning for everyone. I create and code webpages, apps and other digital products. I’m specialised in Conversational User Interfaces, like Alexa or the Google Assistant. I worked with Spark-AR to create Augmented Reality experiences for Instagram. My skills include all the common creative tools like the Creative Cloud, Blender or Final Cut, but also coding skills in JavaScript (Vue.js, node.js), Python and other web-development areas. I worked and hacked with Arduinos and Raspberry Pi in the past. Find me on GitHub here.

I did my Bachelor and Masters degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. The subject of my Bachelor thesis was »Digital Detox, addicted by Design?« The full thesis can be found here (german only). In my master thesis I focused on the AI & Design. The title of the thesis was »Automated Design – How can Designers remain in control?« The project that resulted out of the thesis ist »Not Made by Robots«, a platform for designers and other creatives to get started in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Talks, Workshops & Coverage

2022
Workshop »Visual AI« @ HHai
Workshop »Artificial Creativity – AI, Partner or Competitor« @ Hochschule Rhein-Waal
Workshop »Creative Kitchen by aiXdesign @ Creative-Kitchen
Feature »Finding Satoshi« (Satoshi) Documentary @ NHK Japan

2021  
Guest Lecturer »AI X Design (aiXdesign) – Rage against the Machine?« @ HTW Berlin
Talk »AI X Design (aiXdesign) – How can designers remain in control?« @ PCDCPH
Talk »Augmented Creativity (aiXdesign) – How AI is disrupting creative industries« @ DMEXCO 2021
Workshop »aiXdesign – Creative Kitchen« @ SAAI Facotory – Hackathon on Art and AI
Podcast »Can you find this human?« (Satoshi) @ Flash Forward
Article »Un programa de reconocimiento facial resuelve en segundos un enigma que duraba 15 años« (Satoshi) @ El Pais
Article »A mystery cube, a secret identity, and a puzzle solved after 15 years« (Satoshi) @ WIRED UK 07.21
Podcast »Find« (Satoshi) @ BBC Digital Human #22
Interview »aiXdesign« @ slanted #37 »ai«

2020
Workshop »ml5.js« (aiXdesign) @ HAW Hamburg
Talk »in the air« @ stARTcamp Hamburg meets HOOU #scHH21
Interview »in the air« @ Hamburgs Greatest Homeoffice
Talk »Designberuf 2030« @ Interaction Day 2020

2019
Talk »Modern Talking« (CUI) @ World Usability Day Hamburg
Performance »konver« @ Lichthof Theater »WE PRESENT #13«
Talk »What is tell-me.io« (CUI) @ tell-me days 2019
Exhibition »Digital Detox« @ CallMe #4
Talk »Digital Detox« @ Interaction Day 2019

2018
Workshop »Beyond the Screen« @ Social Media Week Hamburg 2018