27 Apr 2015 – 3 May 2015
Mousonturm & Naxoshalle
The software toolkit ‘vvvv’ offers myriad applications from artistic explorations to commercial projects, encouraging creatives to experiment and prototype.
Besides a series of workshops hosted by the creators of vvvv, this time NODE15 also hosted 2 workshops for teens and kids.
In parallel to the workshops series of talks titled ‘Of Patches and Projects’ was organised where people interested in the topics but not
specifically in hands-on learning would still be able to get an insight into the latest activities of the vvvv community.
70+ international experts
NODE15’s educational program covered almost all aspects of innovative media in digital arts. Addressing both laymen and experts, the workshop lineup compiled a foreward-looking pool of ideas and cutting edge knowledge in the field of creative coding.
The groundbreaking technology of depth cameras, allows to record environments and human bodies in 3 dimensions. This turns media performances and installations into interactive playgrounds and unfolds new creative and involving potential.
An introduction to building sensors that are soft, stretchy and fit to our fleshy human bodies to capture our movements, gestures and interactions with the world.
How can complex pixel graphics be translated into fashion objects? Collective Quadrature introduced their hacked knitting machines.
Covering a wide range of creative practices in digital culture, NODE’s educational platform encouraged students to go beyond their fields and enabled them to use ‘vvvv’ as a visual software toolkit for future multidisciplinary collaborations.
The complete Workshop List:
NODE Forum is the platform for the biennal keynote of the software toolkit vvvv. The community’s heads recap and forecasted the most important impulses in software developments and contributors demonstrated their latest and greatest achievements.
Within this series of 25+ community based talks artists and software developers gave insights into their projects and codes.
NODE15 invited more than 70 professionals for digital media and
creative coding from all around the world to contribute workshops.
Artist, Creative Coder, Developer, Educator, Media Designer, Performer, Software Developer, Technologist
Artist, Creative Coder, Dancer, Designer, Developer, Educator, Performer
The complete list:
Providing tools for tinkering and experimenting, such as 3D printers, head-mounted displays or tracking sensors, the open hackspace represented a creative space for collaboration and DIY projects. In addition experts gave spontaneous insights into their still unpublished developments.
Next to NODE15’s professional experts, international students and newbie participants joined the festival week. At the second day we asked them about their experiences: They shared their expectations of the educational program and their experiences on-site.
As co-founder of the vvvv group, Joreg curated the educational platform. Next to latest software plugins and trend-setting developements also creative and artistic approaches are presented and collaboratively designed.
For those curious about the workshop materials, please find code contributions, tutorials or presentations in this blog post at the vvvv community. We encourage you to grow your own projects on it!
Some of the workshops and presentations are also available as video documentation.