Workshop: Getting started with Generative Design Algorithms

This workshop is for creative coders, students, media artists and designers, who are interested in using computational techniques in their own practice.

23 Aug 2019, 9:30

Brüll & Kraus

Wipperstr. 13, 12055 Berlin

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Compose your own generative graphics without writing a single line of code and let your computer do what it is good at: randomness and repetition. After you set up your data flow program with the visual programming environment vvvv (gamma), lean back and see how your visuals grow in real time. Export these 2D or 3D interactive generative graphics as movies or animated vector files.

We will be using vvvv (version gamma) for the workshop as it offers an inuitive visual approach to handle algorithms without the need of writing any code.


What the vvvv?

vvvv is a visual programming environment that allows you to realize ideas quickly without the need to write any code. But if you want, you can also write C# code for it and use any .NET library with it! To give you an idea of the areas vvvv can be helpful in, here is a list of buzz words vvvv is often associated with:

  • Generative Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Data Visualization
  • Computer Vision
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Physical Computing
  • Projection Mapping
  • Show Control

What you will learn

– how to work with the new vvvv (version gamma)
– Apply the principles of condition, repetition and randomness
– Generate patterns mimicing nature,…
– Map data from one range to another
– Create 2d graphics and animations
– Export graphics to .svg and .pdf


– Bring a Windows laptop
– Bring a 3 button mouse
– No prior knowledge of vvvv needed


Brüll & Kraus
Wipperstrasse 13
12055 Berlin

General Info:

The workshops goes from 09:30 am to 5pm, with a 1 hour lunch break.
For each of the workshops we take a maximum of 10 participants.
The workshop takes place if we have 5 or more participants.
The workshop languages is english.


80€ for individuals
160€ if payed by a company,
320€ if payed by a larger corporation.
Have a good reason to visit this course for free? Get in touch!



Your hosts



Curator Educational Program, Workshop Host


Rosi Grillmair

Curator Educational Program, Workshop Host

Artist, Creative Coder, Educator