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.

Getting started with Max – August Series

Dates & Times: Starting Friday 6th August 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC

Level: Beginners curious about programming

Get started with interactive audio and MIDI, and discover the possibilities of the Max environment. In this series of workshops, you will learn how to manipulate audio, MIDI, virtual instruments and program your own interactive canvas.

Connect together Max’s building blocks to create unexpected results, and use them in your music productions. Through a series of guided exercises you will engage in the pragmatic creation of a basic MIDI sequencer device that features a wealth of musical manipulation options.

Learn from guided examples and live interactions with teachers and other participants.

This series of online workshops aims to enable you to work with Max confidently on your own.

Sessions overview 

Session 1 – Understand the Max environment (Friday 6th August at 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC)

Session 2 – Connect building blocks together and work with data (Friday 13th August at 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC)

Session 3 – Master the user interface (Friday 20th August at 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC)

Session 4 – Work with your MIDI instruments (Friday 27th August at 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC)


  • A computer and internet connection

  • A good working knowledge of computer systems

  • Access to a copy of Max 8

  • A Zoom account

About the workshop leader 

Melody Loveless is an artist, creative technologist, and educator based in Brooklyn, NYC. Her work ranges from live coding performance, generative sound installations, multisensory performance, and more. She has taught at various institutes across NYC including NYU, the New School, Hunter College, and Harvestworks and is part of Cycling 74’s Max Certified Trainer Program.