Max meetup – October 23rd

Date & Time: Saturday 23rd October 2021 4pm UK / 5pm Berlin / 8am LA / 11am NYC

Meetup length 2-hours

Level: Open the all levels

Meetups are a great way to meet and be inspired by the Max community.

What to expect? 

The meetup runs via Zoom and will be approx. 2-hours in length.

This session focuses on <add topic> and will feature presentations from expert practitioners.

Speakers:

Michele Zaccagnini – Beyond Jitter: audiovisuals in Max using shaders

  • Overview: In this presentation I will demystify, or at least whet your appetite for, shaders in Max. I will also present a set of tools I helped develop to port MIDI and audio to shaders, and have them rendered in all sorts of formats. While shaders can be intimidating at first, they are incredibly powerful and offer enormous possibilities for the audiovisual composer. They are entirely run on the GPU and allow for completely flexible visual programming which is very suitable for abstract visuals.  After years of practicing audiovisual composition I believe that the Max+Shaders combo is simply delicious! 
  • More info https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXMQVkLE-bKdA7cycXECtCQ https://www.patreon.com/michelez 

Philip Meyer:  Modular Sequencing with Jamoma

  • Overview: I am in the process of building a modular system for creating dynamic musical sequences. This is the early stages of a long-term project for me to build a powerful environment in which I can create intricate, novel compositions as dynamic data systems, eschewing the need for a timeline. For this project, I decided to use the Jamoma package for the first time. This seems at present to have been a good decision – Jamoma’s “MVC” architecture is intuitive and clean, and the cueing system is working well so far. I am eager to show the group what I have made so far and gather any feedback, advice, or ideas the group may have. I’m particularly curious to hear the thoughts of anybody who has extensive experience with Jamoma. I might also be interested in bringing any collaborators or beta testers on to the project if anybody is so inclined.
  • More info: 
    • Philip-meyer.com
    • Bbandcamp: inter-modal.bandcamp.com 

Following these presentations breakout rooms are created where you can:

  • Talk to the presenters and ask questions

  • Fancy a collaboration challenge? In one of the breakout rooms, host Ned Rush will be leading ‘Ready, Steady, Patch!’ sign up to learn more!

  • Show other participants your projects, ask for help, or help others out

  • Meet peers in the chill-out breakout room

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A Zoom account

Berlin Code of Conduct

We ask all participants to read and follow the Berlin Code of Conduct and contribute to creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

 Supported by Cycling ‘74

TouchDesigner meetup October 16th – TouchDesigner and Unreal

Date & Time: Saturday 16th October 2021 4pm UK / 5pm Berlin / 8am LA / 11am NYC

Meetup length 2-hours with option for continuing collaboration in breakout room after the main session for an additional hour.

Level: Open to all levels

Meetups are a great way to meet and be inspired by the TouchDesigner community.

What to expect? 

The meetup runs via Zoom, the main session will be 2-hours in length with an additional hour open to the community for collaboration and sharing in breakout rooms.

This session focuses on TouchDesigner and Unreal and will feature presentations from expert practitioners:

  • Daryl Atkins – Unreal + TouchDesigner + Lasers for AV performance
  • Qualia.AV – Evolution of our audioreactive systems based on TDAbleton + Unreal
  • Carlos Serrano – Blending the Physical and the Digital Space for Audiovisual Performance

Speaker 1:

Name: Daryl Atkins

Title Of Presentation: Unreal + TouchDesigner + Lasers for AV performance

Description: Daryl will be sharing some workflows and techniques I use with Ableton, Unreal, TouchDesigner & lasers to create audiovisual experiences. He’ll also share some recent work from Somnal and some of the approaches for building a flexible live system.

Bio: Daryl is a visual artist, musician and creative director based in London.

He designs interactive works as well as being a member of the audiovisual group Somnal.

Social Media: @daryladesign / @somnalstudio

 

Speakers 2:

Name: Qualia.AV

Title Of Presentation: Evolution of our audioreactive systems based on TDAbleton + Unreal

Description: Qualia.AV will explain different system configurations from simple to complex made with Touchdesigner, Ableton Live and Unreal Engine, working together to generate digital artistic content.

Bio: QUALIA is an educational, audioreactive and live performance project that uses audiovisual tools and digital technology to develop artistic works and installations.

Qualia.AV has been doing research and artistic content for more than five years as a

duo formed by musician and producer Adrian Lex, and VJ and visual programmer

Luciano Toledo.

Social Media:

https://qualia.social

https://www.instagram.com/qualia.av

https://www.instagram.com/adrianlexmusic

https://www.instagram.com/tolch.av

 

Speaker 3

Name: Carlos Serrano 

Title Of Presentation: Blending the Physical and the Digital Space for Audiovisual Performance

Bio: Carlos is a Media Designer and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Communication Design at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and a Master’s Degree in the Media Spaces programme at BTK Art & Design in Berlin, Germany. He has focused his artistic research on how the real world can be recreated with physics and mathematics by running algorithms and simulating physical worlds in virtual representations. In the past two years, he has been mostly working with real-time engines and experiences to create a unique way of digital storytelling. His main methodology is to take elements from the physical world, and bring these elements into the digital universe by certain techniques such as photogrammetry, 3D scanning and through recording volumetric videos. 

Social Media:

www.carlosaserrano.com

www.instagram.com/cayequitas

 

 

Following these presentations breakout rooms are created where you can:

  • Talk to the presenters and ask questions

  • Join a room on topics of your choice

  • Show other participants your projects, ask for help, or help others out

  • Collaborate with others

  • Meet peers in the chill-out breakout room

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A Zoom account

Berlin Code of Conduct

We ask all participants to read and follow the Berlin Code of Conduct and contribute to creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

Supported by

 

TouchDesigner meetup September – TDAbleton

Date & Time: Saturday 18th September 2021 4pm UK / 5pm Berlin / 8am LA / 11am NYC

Meetup length 2-hours with option for continuing collaboration in breakout room after the main session for an additional hour. 

Level: Open to all levels

Meetups are a great way to meet and be inspired by the TouchDesigner community.

What to expect? 

The meetup runs via Zoom, the main session will be 2-hours in length with an additional hour open to the community for collaboration and sharing in breakout rooms.

This session focuses on TDAbleton and will feature presentations from expert practitioners:

1. 47 VIZN (Myles & Jaiden) – TDAbleton for Live with 47Vizn 

  • Presentation: 47 VIZN will be showcasing their setup and how they use TDAbleton for their live performances in TouchDesigner.
  • Bio: Motion Design / New Media art studio using TouchDesigner for audio visual performances 
  • To find out more: https://www.instagram.com/47vizn/

2. Spherical Aberration (Ioana Bilea) – Ableton OSC to TouchDesigner for live AV

  • Presentation: Spherical Aberration will walk us through how she sends audio via OSC from Ableton to TouchDesigner for live AV shows. It will be a look into her latest live set
  • Bio: Spherical Aberration is an audio visual artist merging ambient sounds with generative visuals, all inspired by the natural world and the occult. Based between Berlin and Copenhagen
  • To find out more: https://www.instagram.com/spherical.aberration/ https://www.facebook.com/sphericalaberration

3. Ivan DelSol – TDAbleton and TouchDesigner Q&A

  • Description: Answers to questions about all things TDAbleton and some things TouchDesigner
  • Bio: Ivan DelSol is a Python and systems developer for TouchDesigner (derivative.ca) including the TDAbleton package for connecting to Ableton Live. He is also an artist, activist, and small town wizard
  • https://forum.derivative.ca/u/ivan/summary

Following these presentations breakout rooms are created where you can:

  • Talk to the presenters and ask questions
  • Join a room on topics of your choice
  • Show other participants your projects, ask for help, or help others out
  • Collaborate with others
  • Meet peers in the chill-out breakout room

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A Zoom account

Berlin Code of Conduct

We ask all participants to read and follow the Berlin Code of Conduct and contribute to creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

Supported by

TouchDesigner meetup – August 28th

Date & Time: Saturday 28th August 4pm UK / 5pm Berlin / 8am LA / 11am NYC

Level: Open to all levels

Meetups are a great way to meet and be inspired by the TouchDesigner community.

What to expect? 

The meetup runs via Zoom, the main session will be 2-hours in length with an additional hour open to the community for collaboration and sharing in breakout rooms.

This session focuses on The Future of TouchDesigner and New Media Art and will feature presentations from expert practitioners.

The meetup will be hosed by Bileam Tschepe, the theme for this meetup is ‘The Future Of Interactive Art’ and we’re pleased to confirm the lineup of speakers: 

Scottie J. Fox – The Live-Edited Experience

  • Bio: Scottie is a real-time mixed visual artist and software developer from Boston, USA – specializing in improv, moment arts, dance and augmented reality
  • Description: An exploration into the possibilities and frontier of real time illusion of performance arts using mixed reality of both real and digital effects to create a showcase of what is now available at the user level, where previously only achievable in post studio production
  • To find out more: ://twitter.com/ScottieFoxTTV  & https://www.twitch.tv/scottie_fox/

Karyn Nakamura – Interactive Experiments With Kinect

  • Bio: Karyn is 20 year old from Tokyo currently studying design at MIT! She mostly works in Touchdesigner or JavaScript and is a big fan of early net art, post hardcore music, and modern Japanese history
  • Description: Showing some examples of interactive experiments using motion tracking with Kinect as well as my personal future plans with the Kinect and other rising technology
  • To find out more: https://www.instagram.com/frog_spit_simulation/

Elburz Sorkhabi – Your Career In Interactive & Immersive Media

  • Bio: Elburz Sorkhabi is the co-founder of The Interactive & Immersive HQ and one of the top TouchDesigner developers in the world. He brings insight he has used to lead clients including Google, Kanye West, Netflix, TIFF, Burj Khalifa, Nike, Under Armour, and many more around the world from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Paris
  • Description: One of the hardest parts of making the art you dream about is actually having a career that allows you to be creative and dedicate yourself full-time to your craft. In this talk, Elburz breaks down common barriers to building a career by providing actionable advice and answering common questions about how to get gigs and make a living doing the work you love

Following these presentations breakout rooms are created where you can: 

  • Talk to the presenters and ask questions

  • Join a room on topics of your choice

  • Show other participants your projects, ask for help, or help others out

  • Collaborate with others

  • Meet peers in the chill-out breakout room

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A Zoom account

Berlin Code of Conduct

We ask all participants to read and follow the Berlin Code of Conduct and contribute to creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

Supported by TouchDesigner 

Max meetup – August 14th

Date & Time: Saturday 14th August – 4pm UK / 5pm Berlin / 8am LA / 11am NYC

Meetup length 2-hours 

Level: Open to all levels

Meetups are a great way to meet and be inspired by the Max community.

What to expect? 

The meetup runs via Zoom and will be approx. 2-hours in length.

This session will feature presentations from expert practitioners.

Following these presentations breakout rooms are created where you can: 

  • Talk to the presenters and ask questions

  • Join a room on topics of your choice

  • Show other participants your projects, ask for help, or help others out

  • Meet peers in the chill-out breakout room

The list of presenters will be updated and announced before the meetup. 

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A Zoom account

Berlin Code of Conduct

We ask all participants to read and follow the Berlin Code of Conduct and contribute to creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

Supported by Cycling ‘74

Max meetup – July 24th

Date & Time: Saturday 24th July 4pm UK / 5pm Berlin / 8am LA / 11am NYC

Level: Open to all levels

Hosted by Melody Loveless.

Meetups are a great way to meet and be inspired by the Max community.

What to expect? 

The meetup runs via Zoom and will be approx. 2-hours in length.

This session will feature presentations from 3 expert practitioners: 

Viola Yip

Daniel McKemie

Virginia de las Pozas: Axine M

Following these presentations breakout rooms are created where you can:

  • Talk to the presenters and ask questions

  • Join a room on topics of your choice

  • Show other participants your projects, ask for help, or help others out

  • Meet peers in the chill-out breakout room

Requirements: 

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A Zoom account

 Berlin Code of Conduct

We ask all participants to read and follow the Berlin Code of Conduct and contribute to creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

Supported by Cycling ‘74