General Manager @ AIxDESIGN
General Manager @ AIxDESIGN

General Manager @ AIxDESIGN

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Tools
Community Building
Strategy
Program Management
Writing
Research

AIxDESIGN

Research 路 Strategy 路 Program management 路 Tools 路 Community Building 路 Writing

Overview

AIxDesign (AIxD) is a global community of designers, creative technologists, and activists using AI in pursuit of creativity, justice and joy. Since 2022 I鈥檝e served as General Manager:
鈫 built program management stack (Notion, Slack) to help the community and its program leads design, organise and publish research programs, tools, and published works;
鈫 co-authored 2022鈥2024 funding and grant applications
鈫 co-authored AIxDesign positioning and program strategy
鈫 Program management for all AIxD Programs since 2022:
2022
2023
  1. <STORY+CODE> with Submarine Channel鈥檚 SubLab
  1. Better Images of Responsible AI, with Better Images of AI + Sound&Vision
  1. Relaunch AIxD website
2024
Slow AI: definitions & practical applications of alternative AI imaginaries
  • Small AI
  • Ancestral AI
  • Esoteric AI

Approach

We work in the open, participatory approach to all our work. This means we
Managing (read: shepherding) a decentralised, volunteer-run community organisation is hard. Publishing consistently good content from that group is even harder.

Outcomes

鈫 Community growth of 150% across channels with 8000 members (and growing!)
鈫 On-time and on-budget delivery of 2022 Programs. Outputs include:
  • 15 online-hosted talks and workshops (see Youtube) with 400+ attendees from 28 countries
  • AIxDesign鈥檚 Guide to body-based AI tools; coming Oct 2022
  • AIxDesign鈥檚 Guide to data (h)activism; coming Dec 2023
  • AIxDesign鈥檚 Guide to Experimenting with AI; coming Dec 2023
  • AIxDesign鈥檚 Guide to AI-generated sounds; coming Jan 2023
  • Report: The Landscape of AIxDesign; coming Mar 2023

Feedback

It's rare to find people you sync so effortlessly with that your output and energy increase three-fold. For me, Ploi is one of those people. I worked with Ploi as a colleague on clients projects, and on a day-to-day basis for AIxDesign. 11/10 would recommend.
鈥 Nadia, founder of AIxDesign, former Head of Creative Technology, DEPT