TouchDesigner is a visual development platform that equips students, artists, creatives, educators and professionals with the tools needed to create stunning realtime projects and rich user experiences. It can be used for making a wide range of interactive 3D art, multi-screen interactive experiences, museum exhibits, data visualizations, architectural projections, systems control, live visual performances and for the rapid-prototyping of any creative impulse. TouchDesigner's open and highly-visual procedural architecture encourages discovery, creativity and productivity providing an exploratory and responsive way to work. TouchDesigner is the perfect choice for any modern media curriculum.
Learn from some of its most accomplished and daring users how TouchDesigner, the real-time visual development platform driving Amon Tobin's ISAM, Plastikman Live and Cinechamber, can be used for creating interactive media systems, immersive/projection mapping environments, music visuals, and rapid-prototyping creative impulses. Master the TouchDesigner fundamentals with Greg Hermanovic, Markus Heckmann and Ben Voigt of Derivative.
At the CREATIVE PROJECTION WEEK you will have the opportunity to learn from the source, using high-end projection set-ups, in a group restricted to 20 people.
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The week would not be complete without performances from leading artists. At the CREATIVE PROJECTION WEEK you will have the opportunity to experience music and projection together in formats that defy the norm. Leading electronic music Norwegian artists Biosphere and Deathprod will open the week with a one-off concert featuring visuals by the Portuguese video producer Rui Martins, specially commissioned for the event. French artist Maotik will be closing the week with a first-time live performance in Norway as well as giving an insight on his work.
To top things up, two local bands from Halden will add a hard-edged flavour to the week: the legendary AG3 make a rare come-back and the superb Planet MasterGod will let the guitars speak for them. You've been warned..
The week will host a series of presentations with artists, media experts and engineers to bring consistency and in-depth knowledge about the use of TouchDesigner and projectors as creative tools.
Maotik shares some of the secrets of using TouchDesigner, ahead of his own performance during the closing weekend.
Abbe Westerlund, Product Specialist, brings to the table the deep know-how in DLP projection and insights on some of the most impressive systems in image processing by Barco.
Smart Simulation offers an inside view and know-how in projection system design and content production for non-standard projection set-ups.
Theodor Groeneboom gives a detailed technical insight on visual effects for film using TouchDesigner, using the film Gravity as a case-study, as well as his own explorations on procedural visuals for arts and music.