Interaction with Arduino & TouchDesigner – LIVE Session / Workshop series

Dates & Times: Tuesdays: 14th / 21st / 28th Sept + 5th Oct – 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC

2-hours each session

!Limited capacity – only 25 spaces available!

Pricing excluding kit, components to be purchased separately – see kit list in requirements section 

Level: Beginner – Intermediate

Create immersive interactive experiences. Combine Arduino with TouchDesigner, a powerful node based programming environment with endless possibilities for interactive installation, marketing activations, generative art, multimedia performance, and more! In this course you will learn very basic electronics, introductory Arduino skills, and the fundamental concepts of interaction using sensors and inputs to control video in TouchDesigner.

By the end of this workshop series you will be able to:

  • Create Arduino based electronic prototypes
  • Control video in TouchDesigner with sensors and your own custom hardware interfaces
  • Utilize TouchDesigner to map software interactions to physical electronic systems
  • Apply interaction design concepts for developing installations and brand activations

Series Study Topics

  • TouchDesigner to control Digital and PWM output
  • Switches and Digital inputs mapped to states in TouchDesigner
  • Analog sensors, smoothing data and creating meaningful interactions
  • Strengths, weaknesses and limitations of hardware and software.


About the workshop leader

Kyle Duffield is a Toronto based Interactive Experience Design Professional who creates immersive interactive installations and brand activations. He is also known for his affiliation with the studio space Electric Perfume. His decade-plus expertise spans audio, video, creative coding, electronics, and interaction design with the intent of bringing play and multisensory spectacle to public spaces. As an Educator, he has facilitated interactive media courses and workshops with various institutions, galleries, and universities across Canada, Shanghai, the UK, and online. Currently, Kyle is a Cycling 74 Max Certified Trainer, and is focusing on creating unforgettable technological experiences.

Create Music Visuals with TouchDesigner / Fundamentals – On-demand

Note: Add this workshop to your cart along with the full workshop series to get £10 off at checkout

Level: Beginner


TouchDesigner is a tool that gains popularity among musicians who want to create visuals for their music and do audio-visual experiments. This workshop is an introduction to the series “Create Music Visuals with TouchDesigner – Going Further”. You will be guided through TouchDesigner environment, learn how to create 3D scenes and control visual parameters with sound, discuss audio-visual art with your peers and, of course, make visuals! Try it and see if you want to learn more in the coming weeks with Going Further.

  • Discuss some names in the history of audio-visual art and ideas that inspired the field

  • Understand fundamentals of 3D rendering in TD

  • Create basic geometric shapes, light and texture them

  • Create audio-reactive visual progression that switches between camera views

Computer animation in the 21st century – the 3D space.

  • Ideas and key figures in the history of audio-visual art

  • 3D rendering set up

  • Simple 2D compositing

  • Triggering actions and controlling parameters with CHOPs


  • A computer with internet connection

  • A three button mouse or Apple Track Pad appropriately configured

  • TouchDesigner installed (free version suffices

  • If your on Mac please check TouchDesigner can run on your system (i.e. has basic GPU requirements such as Intel HD4000 or better)

About the workshop leader 

Dancing Pixels (Masha Rozhnova) is a London based artist who creates audio-visual performances and videos for musicians. For the past three years she has been using TouchDesigner as the main tool for content creation, show control and as an engine to enable interaction with the audience. She performed at Live Performers Meeting in Rome, at New River studios and Crux events in London.