Greetings Community and welcome to our "It's Still Officially Summer" newsletter! Much has happened since last we wrote as evidenced by the rich yield of
activity and new work from the community - which to be clear, we are incapable of fully capturing and documenting. We'd like to draw everyone's attention to
the incredible number of workshops coming up around the world and to thank those of you who so generously share your time and knowledge to help others learn
TouchDesigner and make beautiful work. Read on!
Romano Corradi, Astrophysicist and Director of the Gran Telescopio Canarias writes about adopting TouchDesigner to communicate their scientific
discoveries and asks the community to join them in this important undertaking.
Push 1 stop premieres MEMBRANE at MUTEK Montreal and talks to us about her great attraction to working generatively,
building powerful engines, and shaping experiences that give people special powers to step outside of reality.
Focused on computer-based patterns, biology, cycles and procedural generation, Paris-based visual artist Alexia Blobs n Fluff builds a Superbug Generator
with TouchDesigner and to our delight, an infinite collection of bioluminescent creatures emerge!
New media artist Harvey Moon "creator of tools and machines" wields outright wizardry using the HTC Vive for motion tracking in this performance that is
the "culmination of dance, real time projection mapping and live audio synthesis".
Contemporary classical composer Ben Heim fuels an "addiction" to forging deep two-way connections between visuals and sound with an interactive
audiovisual performance system built with TouchDesigner alongside Ableton Live and Max/MSP.
Congratulations to Eric Mintzer and team on the launch of their Crescent Sun media server offering a robust feature set to design, produce
and perform complex LED, live visual and mapping shows with a high level of control and efficiency.
We recommend acquiring this lush Japanese publication, especially this issue titled "Visualize the Poetry" which features over the spread of a dozen or so
gorgeous pages, some of our TouchDesigner community stars WHITEvoid, Sila Sveta, Dave & Gabe and Vincent Houze.