Join forces with AI and win the IMPAKT 2023 Prompt Battle

4 November 2023
21:45 — 23:00

Location: Het Huis Main Stage

Do you have what it takes to become a Prompt Engineer? Based on the Rap Battle format, Prompt Battle is a game show in which contestants compete against each other through a performative use of language. They use AI text-to-image tools to generate complex images, seemingly out of thin air, by typing in so-called prompts. The audience will decide who created the most surprising, disturbing or beautiful images, and who will walk away carrying the prestigious title Prompt Battle Winner. 

The rapid technological advances in the field of AI-generated content that started in 2022 have raised a series of fundamental questions. For artists and designers the first question is whether it is really possible to automate creativity, and whether prompt engineering really is the key, future-proof capability that some believe it to be. Beyond the hype, far-reaching challenges and contradictions are emerging in the fields of ethics, economics, copyright and aesthetics. The Prompt Battle uses the game show format to address these questions in a playful way, confronting participants and the audience with prompt engineering tasks that are tailored to the occasion. 

Do you have experience using AI prompts? Would you like to compete in the Prompt Battle?
Register by emailing us at, or just join on the evening itself.

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. 


What else is on Saturday?

Check the timetable to visit more programmes with your Festival Pass (5-days) or Day Pass (1-day). With the passes you can also visit the festival exhibition Our Terms, Our Conditions at the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Fotodok/Casco.

Saturday day pass 5-day festival pass

For more information on the festival tickets please see here

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