Live Coding Deep Neural Nets in TouchDesigner

Latent Cartographies, (2021) is a live coding and electronically modulated music performance from Shawn Lawson and Michael Century. The visual component of this work was created and performed with TouchDesigner. The audio component was performed on a piano and further manipulated with Oliveros' Expanded Instrument System. Here is an audiovisual capture of the work from a performance at Buffalo State University.


Composer and music performer: Michael Century
Visuals, live-coding: Shawn Lawson
Topi Tjukanov, Mapdreamer (2020) pre-trained network - CC0 1.0 Universal -
Expanded Instrument System, EIS, with the Permission of The Pauline Oliveros Trust and The Ministry of Meat.


A paper and virutal presention at the International Conference on Live Coding (Valdivia, Chile) on how this all works is below. If the link doesn't jump to the correct time then start at 1 hour and 58 minutes into the video.