Evening Class: TouchDesigner for Data Visualization

Learn best practices for displaying Data structures in Touchdesigner

15 Oct 2019, 18:30

NODE Institute

Wipperstr. 13, 12055 Berlin

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In this evening workshop media artist Stefan Kraus will introduce participants to the powerful visual development platform TouchDesigner and present best practices for its use to visualize data structures.

NODE is the home of the vvvv community and a dedicated playground for their needs. At the same time Node has always supported us to look beyond the borders of our own universe. This is why we recently decided to try new things and open up our workshop program to also new faces of the same field, new audiences and open minded people. We are looking for cross exchange with other communities to learn from each other and get better connected. This is why we started offering workshops also for other software tools which are relevant for the field of computational design, digital art and also relevant for technical integrations from one tools into another.

That is why beside the exciting new vvvv workshops programs we are offering now workshops from other software communiteis as well.


Data can be generated (for artistic purposes) or retrieved from various sources. This workshop will help you to take the next steps after you been to one of Stefans free introductions or have been playing with TouchDesigner all by yourself.


TouchDesigner is a node based visual programming language, that was specifically designed to enable artists to create interactive programs without having to write a single line of code. This allows users to experiment with cutting edge technology, prototype interaction and explore the possibilities of digital creation.

The course consist of hands-on exercises, enabling participants to work on their own performances and provides useful links and prebuilt networks for further exploration at home.

In this workshop you will understand:

The course consist of hands-on exercises, enabling participants to work on their own performances and provides useful links and prebuilt networks for further exploration at home.

  1. How to turn tables and sheets into procedural geometry
  2. How to use Instancing to visualise and animate data
  3. How to use the Replicator, Copy SOP, Animation and Timer to create stunning data-driven motion graphics
  4. How to render and export your creations

Skill Level: Beginners

This class embraces participants of all genders, sexes and orientations who have little experience with (visual) programming and want to learn more about it. We think creative coding should be fun for everyone!


  • Laptop with a 3-button mouse
  • The latest release of TouchDesigner099 installed
  • Participants are welcome to bring their own Data

General Info:

The workshops runs from 18:30 to 22:00.
For each of the workshops we take a maximum of 12 participants.
The workshop language is english.


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Stefan Kraus


Video Artist


Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Kraus / MXZEHN. The work of Berlin-based VJ artist and director explores the fusion of media, space and performance. Emerging out of East Germany’s vivid electronic music scene, his work soon moved beyond the experimental club environment and into the world of art exhibitions, media festivals and theater performances across Europe. Parallel to his artistic career Stefan has been teaching interaction design at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar where he co-founded the Genius Loci Weimar festival, an annual competition for architectural projection mapping. Today Stefan is more than ever driven by the idea of the “Gesamtkunstwerk” – an artistic vision that completely immerses the audience.  http://www.mxzehn.de