11 Feb 2013 – 17 Feb 2013
VVVV’s open plugin architecture allows everyone to contribute libraries of nodes covering topics of diverse interest. Over the past years members of the community have developed a vast range of such libraries. NODE brings together developers and users of such libraries in a series of workshops. Here people can not only learn how to use those libraries, but also how to create their own.
Creative coding at its best: NODE13 covered over 33 workshops which enabled the participating students, artists and developers to integrate interactive and generative media in their creative work.
A single thought can trigger fireworks of electrical signals in the brain. Since the revolution of Neuroscience around 80 years ago, EEG allows the monitoring of the brain without performing surgery. This has opened a whole new horizon to medical research but also artists started to making their stance.
This workshop focused on the development of generative design tools inspired by parametric architecture and product design techniques. The three dimensional modular pieces were fabricated in real life with laser cutters and then folded and sticked by hand.
By the availability of drones on the consumer market, a new wave of discussion on the impacts of surveillance technology on modern life erupted. In parallel artists discovered choreographies of drones as an aesthetical medium for critical reflection of surveillance.
Once you start to consider the world around, you inevitably realise you are just an incredibly small grain in the universe. The beauty of the universe is the result of the behaviour of infinite elements that play as an instrument in the symphony of creation.
At the biennial ‘vvvv keynote’ makers, contributors and users of the software toolkit ‘vvvv’ present their latest work. We got an overview of what happened in the time past since the last gathering in 2010 and heard what’s to come next.
NODE13’s open hackspace was the central meeting place for the international creative coders participating the festival.
For those curious about the workshop materials, please find code contributions, tutorials or presentations in this blog post of the vvvv community. We encourage you to grow your own projects on it!
Joreg is co-founder of vvvv.org and core-developer of the multipurpose toolkit vvvv and the general purpose visual programming language VL. Besides he teaches, works for money under the label checksum5.com and is otherwise concerned with the integration of sound, image and computer code.
For NODE he co-curates the educational program focusing on vvvv and vl workshops, bringing together users who want to share their expertise with those eager to learn.