Saturday / 7th of March2020/ 11:00 - 19:00
Gene Youngblood argued in his book Expanded Cinema (1970) that a new, expanded cinema is required for a new consciousness. Youngblood defined the technosphere as a symbiosis between human and machine. He foresaw a future where creativity will be shared between human and machine and pointed to the links between computer art and conceptualism. Today, it is almost 50 years since early experiments using computers to draw and make films. In Expanded Cinema in 2020, we will focus on understanding realtime and generative storytelling, explore non-narrative/non-figurative forms and dive into creative content creation. In this introductory workshop, the participants will be guided through basic theories and concepts of generative visual creation, along with an in-depth look at how to set up such a project and workflow in TouchDesigner. Various step-by-step examples that you can build upon and the essentials of working with TouchDesigner to begin your own projects.TouchDesigner is a platform for the development of generative, interactive, programmed and performative content. It has made interactive programming accessible to artists and designers that have no background in programming languages.
In this introductory workshop, the participants will be guided through basic theories and concepts of generative visual creation, along with an in-depth look at how to set up such a project and workflow in TouchDesigner. Various step-by-step examples that you can build upon and the essentials of working with TouchDesigner to begin your own projects.
Learn the art of storytelling with digital tools
8-hour beginner workshop to learn the basic theories and concepts of generative visual creation, along with an in-depth look at how to set up such a project and workflow in TouchDesigner. Participants are provided with practical examples and exercise time and will walk away with the essential knowledge to start telling their own stories.
a brief look at the history of Expanded Cinema and its pioneers
introduction to Generative Art
learn to use the TouchDesigner interface & tools families
generative design techniques
introduction to Noise
real-time 3D rendering
perform exercises and small projects
a recent laptop
the latest release of TouchDesigner 099 installed. free download: https://derivative.ca/product/touchdesigner-non-commercial
introductory course for artists, performers, architects, designers, and enthusiasts to know more about visual programming.
*This workshop highly encourages the attendance of women, queers, people of color and gender-nonconforming individuals who have no prior experience with visual programming but want to learn more about it.
**if you are a current student, please use promo code "student" and must bring current school ID to workshop otherwise you will be charged regular price.
Sahar Homami [IR-CA] is a digital artist/programmer and calligrapher from Tehran, based in Berlin since 2015. Her projects are inspired by ongoing research on the intersection of art, technology, philosophy, and mysticism. She constructs narratives of abstract and transforming heterotopias (spaces of otherness). Her new media work is focused on creating narratives through immersive multimedia experiences, generated in real-time. With her imagery, she aims to push the boundaries of perception and consciousness, to expand our art of seeing. Her work has been presented in various festivals and exhibitions such as Summerworks and Nuit Blanche in Canada, as well as Berlin Music Video Awards and Generate!_lab in Germany.