My name is Kazik Pogoda and
is a label I use for my projects. I am based in Berlin where I am working as a
A fancy phrase to say that instead
of using Adobe products I write my own software. Achieving the aesthetics I desire requires
writing a custom code. The practice is called creative coding, and the outcome is
called generative art
or generative design.
I feel neither like an artist nor like a designer. I majored in philosophy and
what I create is rather reflecting my philosophical believes on the evolution extending
far beyond the context of biology, also to human culture, where suddenly the new fabric of
reality is woven out of our symbiosis with the machines.
I enjoy speaking their languages and I understand them well. But my love stays with humans.
I love to collaborate, because it always brings additional humanistic narrative and
dimension to my own work, when it is becoming part of some bigger story to tell.
I can help you translate any crazy idea into code, and the code will
become an experience.
If you need my skills or feel like using some of my generative aesthetics in your work -
an interactive media art installation,
a performance, a show, a film, a website, a theatrical play, a sustainable product,
... — you name it,
then feel free to contact me.
I started working with creative technologies very recently, even though it is something
I was fascinated with as a teenager back in Poland, in the time when my home country
was transforming from the communist to the capitalist economy.
I've been working for years with software, as chief architect, lead developer
and mentor of other
programmers, in diverse international teams. I've produced software used by millions of
human and non-human agents. You can find my full professional curriculum on
But now I what to use code for a different purposes. I want to evoke affectionate states with
the use of machines - emotional generative art. Make you feel something when you
perceive a product of an algorithm. Either thanks to purely aesthetic and synaesthetic
experience, or thanks to the conceptual relevance, when the narrative accurately meditates
on our post-human condition.
A glimpse of my recent work you can find on
. They are good platforms for sharing static visuals, but I want to deliver an
experience and it's not easy to convey without an immersive interactive installation. I guess
provide a better feeling of it. I also publish there more experimental generative videos.
When it comes to meta and the narrative behind my work,
I also write on Medium
Follow me if you wish, wherever you wish, or write me an email :
And last, but not least, the code itself. I open the source of my tools.
Check out xemantic GitHub
for the list of official projects and my
personal GitHub with
Note: Here is the previous version of xemantic.com, just in case you
want to study the evolution of this website.