TouchDesigner Meetup Leipzig

18:00 – 20:00 TouchDesigner MEET UP


Location: Impact Hub Leipzig, Naumburger Str. 25, 04229 Leipzig

Join the meeting point for creatives and developers who work with the visual development platform TouchDesigner and everybody curious about the world of interactive media art and the people behind it…

Organized by Bright Festival Connect, The NODE Institute and Derivative, the TouchDesigner Meetup invites creatives and developers who work with the visual development platform TouchDesigner as well as everybody who is curious about the world of interactive media art and the people behind it.

We invite you to join both, the local and international community, offering four engaging presentations and an excellent opportunity to network, acquire knowledge, and draw inspiration within the dynamic ambiance of Bright Festival Connect. This meetup will happen in two parts in two locations and we are looking forward to take you on the tour.

The Impact Hub Leipzig is an ecosystem for sustainable innovations and a community that operates entrepreneurially and with a future-oriented approach. It will host the presentations.
Situated within a converted power plant, Kunstkraftwerk stands as a trailblazer for immersive experiences in Germany and serves as the venue for Bright Festival Connect. Here we will meet for networking, drink and food after the presentations.


18:00 / Doors Open

18:15 / Markus Heckmann - Derivative (CA/DE)

Markus Heckmann (Technical Director with Derivative) is not only an iconic TouchDesigner programmer but also a visual artist who collaborates with a number of electronic musicians. He will join us with the newest news, gossip and answers to our most pressing questions about the present and future of TouchDesigner.

18:35 / PABLO ALPE - Vitamin Studio (ES)

One of the founders of Vitamin Studio will showcase behind-the-scenes insights into the production of the immersive show presented at BFC23 this year, along with some of the projects that have established the Valencia-based studio as one of the most prominent in Spain and Europe.


Creative technologist Ioannis Mihailidis will showcase certain projects in which TouchDesigner played a pivotal role in turning ideas into immersive, interactive installations. Ioannis will also provide insights into the workshop conducted by him and his team during Bright Festival Connect, which emphasized how TouchDesigner is utilized to create interactive installations by harnessing sensors, cameras, and other data sources to facilitate real-time interactions that respond to the movements and gestures of the audience. (Elastique / Studio Farbraum)

19:15 / STEFAN KRAUS - The Node Institute (DE) 

The media artist and educator, Stefan Kraus, is a co-founder of the creative coding education hub, The NODE Institute, the media art studio, MXZEHN, and the Spatial Media Lab e.V. Trained as an architect, Stefan explores the augmentation of physical structures using interactive and generative media, as well as the narrative potential of abstract imagery. Stefan will introduce The NODE Institute, which empowers the creative software community by hosting user meetups and online courses. He will also provide insights into a recent immersive installation that he has created as part of the Spatial Media Lab Collective.

20:00 / Networking, Drinks & Food @ KUNSTKRAFTWERK

Location: Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig, Saalfelder Straße 8b, 04179 Leipzig

After a long day of learning and inspiration, it is time for food & drinks in the Lichtgarden! Participants are invited to get together, exchange ideas and create new connections for future collaborations..