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JUNE 2017

Title: TOUCHDESIGNER FOR ARTISTS, PROGRAMMERS AND DESIGNERS
Instructors: Ilya Derzaev
Dates: June 10th, 20:00 - Sept. 10th 20:00 (3 months, 28 sessions)
Location: Electromuseum (Moscow, Rostokinskaya st.1)
Cost: Free
Course Outline: Course outline:
1. Introduction to the interface
2. The scheme of the program Touchdesigner
3. SOP context (geometry)
4. CHOP context (data and their animation)
5. TOP context (render and work with the image)
6. Conversion of data between contexts
7. Using TSript
8. Generative graphics and procedural animation
9. Sound analysis
10. Creating a graphical user interface
11. External data (OSC, MIDI, Kinect, Arduino, LeapMotion)
12. DAT context (tables)

The cost of one lesson is 1000 rubles. Accordingly - 8000 rubles for 8 lessons (1 month) and 24000 rubles for 24 lessons (3 months).

Schedule:
Wednesday from 20:00 to 22:00
Saturday from 15:00 to 19:00

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AUGUST 2017

Title: TOUCHDESIGNER STUDY VOL.02 WITH INTERCITY-EXPRESS
Host: 1-10
Date & Time: August 16, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
Location: Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Higashi Shinagawa 2-2-8 Sphere Tower Tennozu 7
Workshop fee: 500 Yen
Experience Level: This time we are targeting producers, designers, engineers, students, all those who are interested in visual expression, so there is nothing to prepare.

Speaker profile: Intercity-Express
A solo project by musician · Tetsuji Ohno
In parallel with the world of advertising music, we present audiovisual work generated by visual programming , mainly perform mainly in Europe. He also appeared in media festivals such as "MUTEK (Canada)" "Scoption (France)" "LPM (Italy)" "HPL (Russia)" and outdoor festivals such as "Sunscape Festival (Malta Republic)". In addition to live performances, it will be selected as "FILE (Brazil)" as an installation work. As domestic activities, we are doing activities to organically connect the five senses through sound, such as sound design at large state-owned facilities and interactive contents production at sound development commercial facilities of car manufacturers' car navigation system .

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Title: TOUCHDESIGNER WORKSHOP MUTEK 2017
Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, August 22nd & 23rd (2 days)
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm (includes 40 min lunch break)
Happy Hour Meetup: Wednesday August 22nd, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Studio Hydro-Quebéc, Monument National, 1182, boul. Saint-Laurent Montréal
Workshop fee: Free MUTEK event. (No MUTEK passport required)
Pre-registration is necessary. To reserve your spot, please email isabelle@derivative.ca
Experience Level: Novice

Workshop Instructors: Ben Voigt, Markus Heckmann and Greg Hermanovic (Derivative) with special presenter Vincent Houze (Interactive liquid simulations in TouchDesigner)
Workshop Coordinator: Isabelle Rousset

Focus: Join the Derivative team and special guests this August for an exciting edition of MUTEK's TouchDesigner workshop. As always for anyone interested in mastering the fundamentals and attaining a working knowledge of TouchDesigner quickly this is the time and place.

This workshop will have a focus on audio visualization techniques in TouchDesigner taking its cue from MUTEK's long tradition of attracting innovative artists who make visuals for music.

TouchDesigner is a real-time visual development platform that can be used for creating interactive media systems, immersive/projection mapping environments, music visuals, building custom applications and UIs and for the rapid-prototyping of creative impulses.

While workshop registration is limited to 24 active participants there will be ample space for observers to drop in and follow along with the workshop. Reserve your spot now to avoid disappointment.

Following the workshop on Wednesday we invite the community gathered in Montreal to join us for a 'happy hour' from 5pm - 7pm to meet up and perhaps check out a few demos and presentations.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

Title: LED MAPPING IN TOUCHDESIGNER
Instructors: Daniel Schaeffer
Dates: September 8 - 10th, 2017 (2hrs/day, 6 hrs total)
Location: Art Outside Campout, Apache Pass, Texas, US
Level: Beginners
Cost: $50 (includes entry to festival, camping music and other workshops and events)
Focus: Join Daniel Schaeffer at Art Outside Campout for this workshop where he will take you from soldering your first strip to visualizing massive 3D, interactive, and kinetic arrays.

Day1: Arduino basics | serial communication | mapping coordinates
Day 2: LED visualization | 2.5 and 3D mapping | kinetic mapping
Day 3: Pixelite system | Microsoft Kinect | Q&A

In-depth curriculum and events page coming soon, please check back.

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Title: CREATIVE MEDIA LAB TOUCHDESIGNER MASTERCLASS
Instructors: Mary Franck
Dates: September 17th, 2017, 11am - 3pm
Location: Night of the Museums, Plovdiv
Level: Beginners
Cost:
Focus: NIGHT/Plovdiv, 2017 presents Creative Media Lab presents TouchDesigner Masterclass for real-time animation techniques with Mary Franck!

This masterclass will cover some fundamentals of generative design and procedural animation, then dive into specific workflows. Participants will learn processes for combining the intricacy of algorithmic design with the expressiveness of manual 3d modeling. They will then learn how to manipulate these designs as performable, real-time animations.

It will be taught in Blender and TouchDesigner. Prior knowledge of these software programs will be helpful but is not required.

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Title: NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE STAGE
Instructor:Jacques Hoepffner (Isadora & TouchDesigner) Guillaume Feyler (Max/Msp & Ableton Live)
Dates: September 18 to October 10 (TouchDesigner October 2 to 10)
Location: CIFAP, 27bis rue du Progrès, Montreuil France
Experience: Musicians & composers with experience in programming willing to mix sound and images
Cost: 3000€ (founded by AFDAS)
Focus: This workshop will explore the relations between sound, image, programming and interactivity

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Title: TOUCHDESIGNER INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP
Instructors: Markus Heckmann
Dates:Tuesday September 19 & 26, 7-10pm
Location: Interaccess, 9 Ossington Avenue Toronto ON M6J 2Y8
Level: Beginners
Cost: Regular Price $120, Annual Studio or Workshop Pass Discount $90
Focus: TouchDesigner is a visual development platform for making interactive 3D art, multi-screen interactive experiences, museum exhibits, data visualizations, architectural projections, live visual performances, and more. For everyone who wants to get a fast track start on working with TouchDesigner, this workshop will provide a good basis to gain an initial understanding on workflow, concepts and techniques while equipping attendees with the knowledge to start creating interactive / generative setups. While the first day will focus on interface and general concepts, the second date will focus on creating an interactive, video based sound generator.

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OCTOBER 2017

Title: TOUCHDESIGNER: 3D MAPPING AND MOTORIZED MOVEMENTS
Instructor: Jacques Hoepffner
Dates: October 21 & 22, 2017
Location: Volumes, 78, rue Compans 75019 Paris
Experience: Initiated
Cost: 150€
Focus: In this workshop those already having a basic knowledge of TouchDesigner will learn the elements of programming, Arduino and 3D.

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Title: IMPOSSIBLE OBJECTS
Instructor: Ana Herruzo (Herruzo-Pierce), Brandon Kruysman (Kruysman | Proto), Jonathan Proto (Kruysman | Proto)
Dates: October 30 - November 01, 2017
Location: ACADIA 2017 Workshops, MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Department of Architecture
Experience: Basic 3d modeling (preferred experience in parametric and animation software)
Focus:Beyond the 2-Dimensional screen of graphics, and the three-dimensional aspect of products, designers are facing new challenges in light of advancement in artificial intelligence, robotics, and smart environments. In addition to common topics studied during the traditional design process (aesthetics, function, usability), robotic systems demand a closer investigation into the object in both time and space. This workshop aims to explore the often convoluted dialogue between our digital design environments and the physical realities we strive to realize them within. Our work will focus on bi-directional modes of communication between these environments in order to find new mediums of design opportunity.

Machine / Hardware / Materials:
Multimedia Equipment (i.e. 1080HD projectors)
External motion tracking device (i.e. Kinect, HTC Vive)
Optional: Motion Control System (i.e. low payload robot arm)

Software:
Rhinoceros 5.0 / Grasshopper
TouchDesigner

Participants to bring:
Windows Laptop with Rhino/Grasshopper and TouchDesigner installed and activated

Registration for the ACADIA 2017 Workshops will open soon. 



NOVEMBER 2017

Title: INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING WITH TOUCHDESIGNER, FROM GESTURE TO 3D IMMERSION
Instructor: Jacques Hoepffner
Dates: November 9 & 10, 2017 from 10am to 5 pm
Location:la Gaité Lyrique, 3bis Rue Papin, 75003 Paris France
Public: Digital artists, video and sound designers
Experience: Knowing digital image, programming elements (Python), 3D elements C4D)
Cost: 400€
Focus: Discovery and orientation of the softwareTouchDesigner, exploring possibilities, the Operator families and programming

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Title: INTRO TO TOUCHDESIGNER LDI 2017 WITH MATTHEW RAGAN
Instructor: Matthew Ragan, Interactive Engineer, Obsura Digital
Dates: November 13 & 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Location: LDI Las Vegas Convention Center, Los Vegas, NV
Experience: Beginner Intermediate
Target Audience: If turnkey tools are out of your price range or lack the flexibility and adaptability you need for your media projects this might be the workshop for you. If you are an artist/designer/engineer that's looking for ways to engage with clients in ways that are outside of the bounds of traditional playback systems this might be the workshop for you. If you've been experimenting with TouchDesigner but want some direction in how to think about incorporating it into your larger workflow or project deployment, this might be the workshop for you. This workshop is built around beginner and intermediate concepts in working with TouchDesigner in installation / performance settings—no prior experience with TouchDesigner or Python is expected from participants. 
Cost:$325 ($425 after 9/14) includes lunch

Focus:Join Matthew Ragan from Obscura Digital for a whirlwind tour of developing custom playback and generative systems. Over the course of two full days participants will learn the fundamental principles and organizational flow of working in Derivative’s TouchDesigner— for the uninitiated, TouchDesigner is a node based programming environment used in installations, live events, and museums internationally. This workshop will largely be focused on the intersection of art / design and the development of new tools for live performance. While there are a growing number of tools for media playback in live events, there are precious few for creating dynamic and generative artwork. In this workshop we will look at both how to playback traditionally made content, as well as how to build generative real-time rendered environments. Participants will also look at using existing modules in TouchDesigner for projection mapping applications large and small. More than just a flash and trash demo, this workshop aims to help familiarize participants with a development environment as well as examine the challenges and opportunities when designing real-time systems.

Session highlights:
•    An understanding the development environment
•    Best practices for development and organization
•    Foundational principles for playing and cueing traditional media
•    Foundational principles and experience creating generative artwork
•    An overview of techniques for building user interfaces for interactive systems
•    Experience projection mapping with TouchDesigner
•   An introduction to Python as a scripting language

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Title: TOUCHDESIGNER: VIDEO CREATION AND DIFFUSION
Instructor: Jacques Hoepffner
Dates: November 22 - 26, 2017
Location: CIFAP, 27bis rue du Progrès, Montreuil France
Experience: Video technicians and creators
Cost: Funded by AFDAS
Focus: This workshop is intended for video technicians and creators and will explore working with digital video in TouchDesigner.

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