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When Thu, Apr 10th 2014 - 19:00 until Thu, Apr 10th 2014 - 22:00
Where Ding Fabrik, Erzbergerplatz 9, 50733 Köln, Germany

It is happening everywhere!
While I organized the VVVV Meetup in Linz, I have nothing to do with the ones in Köln. It just happened to be there already and I wanted to announce it properly.

This is the 3rd Meetup already and this time there is also a considerable amount of new people.

So the Meetup is intended both for specialists to exchange the hot stuff and for newbs to learn from each other. So we slow down and are more in the mood for a chilled workshop stile project lab.

The good think is that we are in the Ding Fabrik, which is a newly opened Fab Lab in Cologne. It has to offer everything that you can imagine from 3d Printers and Platin Acid Baths, to heavy drills and saws and Textile and Raster Printing Corner.

It is a nice environment. Everyone is invited, it is free.

If you can not now, drop a mail to rnickels@alrami.de so he can take you in the mailing list.

tekcor, Wednesday, Apr 9th 2014 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

Who Florian Jenett, David Brüll
When Fri, Apr 25th 2014 - 18:00 until Fri, Apr 25th 2014 - 22:00
Where Basis Frankfurt, Gutleutstrasse 8-12, Frankfurt, Germany

Choreographic Language Agent tool

We are entering a new series of NODE+CODE meetups in Frankfurt that revolve around the theme of "embodiment" as it relates to technology, code, digital art and the other things we do.

The first talk in this series is by Nick Rothwell (1), a composer, performer, software architect, programmer and sound artist. Nick is going to introduce the field framework (2) by the OpenEndedGroup (3) through a set of projects that he worked on.

Nick has a long history of projects that relate to dance and performance. He has worked with major companies in that field and on large installations. Please see his website (1) for a detailed list.

The field framework (2) has long been sort of a ghost in the area of creative coding environments. It is very unique as it is a true polyglot (Java, Python, Clojure, ...) system that enables both visual and text based (live) coding.

(The cover image depicts the Choreographic Language Agent tool which is part of the Becoming project (4))

Free entrance, be on time! See you in Frankfurt. We hope you can make it.
subscribe here:

1) http://www.cassiel.com/
2) http://openendedgroup.com/
3) http://openendedgroup.com/field/
4) http://www.cassiel.com/2013/08/29/becoming/

david, Wednesday, Apr 9th 2014 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

"The Humble Quad Bundle" by #vvvv serves 4 computer classics implemented using the stilltocome #visualprogramming language codenamed #vvvv50
(hint: the above are exactly 140 characters)

The bundle comes with a reissue of the hit games Pong (1972), Frogger (1981), Worms (1995) and Asteroids (1979) all realized using the patternpending Quad render-engine. Something for the whole family.

Download Now!


we just had a look at the calender and noticed it's been already over a year since we told you about our next big thing. those who were there at the node13 keynode event already got a glimpse but since then we kept a low profile on that thing again. we're now slowly coming to a point where things start working and we feel we can start sharing some more infos about what is to expect.

we're currently in the process of testing patching convenience and the usability of certain language features and paradigms. all with vvvvs traditional focus on ease of use.

the games above are the result of our first round of applying the new language to some actual problemsolving. specifically we picked one very common problem for a start that is managing the life-time of objects. And the term "object" is key here. where in vvvv45 you need to manually synchronise several spreads representing the properties of your objects, in vvvv50 you can comfortably (on a high-level) think in actual objects that have data and operations that act on that data. so eg. when the spaceship shoots we can create a list of rockets that have a position and speed and and ask them to check if they hit one of the asteroids. and when they do, we can remove them from the list of rockets and tell the asteroid to explode...

here is a screenshot of the asteroids root patch. have a look around and see if you can read it. don't worry, it took us a while ourselves as well.

(click image for a sharper version)

now here is a little vvvv50 faq:
will it run on mac/linux?
probably. it is all written in pure c#/.net which runs cross-platform via mono. we haven't done extensive testing on this yet but are halfway optimistic.

will it run on devices?
probably, see above answer.

when will it be available?
rumours are there will be a node15...

can i alpha-test?
don't call us, we call you. we'll slowly start reaching out to testers when we feel it makes sense.

will it be faster than vvvv45?

will the first version be as amazing as vvv45 is now?
nope. but in a good way.

thats it for the first treat. expect more posts introducing some of the new features in detail in the coming months. but now next up is the release of beta32 scheduled for late april.

joreg, Tuesday, Apr 1st 2014 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 39 comments  

Who vvvv
When Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 until Sat, Apr 5th 2014

This years edition of the resonate festival features quite some vvvv. Or at least the program features the usual suspects which makes us believe there should be some.. I spotted a performance/talk by Paul Prudence a talk by timpernagel, a talk by eno a talk/workshop by elliotwoods, a talk by Joanie_AntiVJ and princemio participating in the Choreographic Coding Panel.

What i didn't find yet though is a schedule with times and places for all the events. But probably they'll have that on spot.

classic selfie
classic selfie

Also together with woei i'll be hosting the "Manipulating Faces" workshop and on friday i'll do a little "vvvv - still more to come" talk.

update: possibly vvvv related resonate schedule:

Kinoteka Foyer
12h Choreographic Coding Panel (among others: Christian Loclair)

15h Eno Henze

17h Visual Music and the Geometries of the Unseen (among others: Paul Prudence, Joanie Lemercier)

12h Paul Prudence
13h20 vvvv/joreg


Kinoteka Cinema
13h Elliot Woods and Mimi Son (Kimchi and Chips)
Kinoteka 200
12h40 Johannes Timpernagel
12h Joanie Lemercier

Have i missed anything/anyone?

joreg, Wednesday, Mar 26th 2014 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 9 comments  

Who B. Traubeck, LIA, mes.|.aga., A. Koller (andreaskoller), R. Kohlberger (rrrr), J. Poell, AEC Futurelab, G. Stiletto, dextro.org, D. Bruckmayr (sinus), S. Schilcher (flux); soundframe, depart, woei
When Thu, Mar 27th 2014 - 20:30 until Thu, Mar 27th 2014 - 21:30
Where Stadtkino Wien, Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, Wien, Austria

fluctuations - screening

Generative Essences In Austrian Audiovisual Works - A Status Quo

11 short films by B. Traubeck, LIA, mes.|.aga., A. Koller andreaskoller, R. Kohlberger rrrr, J. Poell, AEC Futurelab, G. Stiletto, dextro.org, D. Bruckmayr sinus, S. Schilcher flux

curated by Leonhard Lass (depart.at) & Woeishi Lean (refect.net)

20:30, 27.03. 2014, Stadtkino Wien
part of sound:frame festival 2014

woei, Tuesday, Mar 25th 2014 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 1 comments  
No more trade shows!

G'day! The lovely people at Arterial Design approached me, asking if I can find someone with skills "like mine" who wants to live and work in Melbourne. I did that for a while, and it's a charming place and employer there. The small exhibition and interpretation design studio is looking for someone who:

  • Has experience in designing and programming multimedia exhibits. So far we're not talking about huge & impossible things, but you'd have the possibility to scale it up as much as you like. You'd be running the multimedia department (that also means there's no one else doing VVVV or something similar). You can chose your weapons. As we know VVVV is great for many things, but if you're an expert in a similar software, that's fine too.
  • Has hardware knowledge regarding: Screens and projectors, custom PCs, embedabble PCs, sensors... Optional but awesome are tinkering abilities with microcontrollers like arduino etc.
  • Has classic graphic design knowledge (print and screen). The multimedia department (=you) might not be 100% working to capacity at the beginning, so you should be willing and able to help out the others with Illustrator/InDesign/Photoshop/3d work. From my own experience I can tell it's usually quite rewarding, e.g. you get to design a wall in a museum rather than cutting out people.

About the studio

They have a great customer profile: They're doing almost no branding stuff, but educational and interpretive design. You'd be working for Zoos, Museums, Cultural Organisations, or kids' stuff. That implies that the budgets aren't always huge, but hey: no car trade shows!
As the name "subtly" suggests, they do like marterials and haptic, analogue experiences. So very rarely there will be digital-only environments, and it's more about combining the physical with the digital.
Check out http://arterialdesign.com.au for recent projects.

Organizational things:

  • Of course this is a paid position. You'll have to bring some confidence and be able to work on your own, so it's far from an internship.
  • Generally, the position is full time and not limited in duration. But of course only if it works out well between you.
  • You have to be allowed to work in Australia. Many western countries offer working holiday visas for 12 months for people under 31 (varies). That would work for the beginning. If everything goes fine, they'd be open to sponsor you, therefore helping you to be able to stay in Australia.

Personal note:

As I said, I'm not the employer, just the "headhunter" if you want (and the one who did this job previously). I landed in this position just because those guys are great to work with, and I'm doing them a favor. I obviously wouldn't do that if they'd suck.
Melbourne is a great, thriving city, and earning Australian Dollars is probably the only way how you could ever afford it. It's a bit like the Berlin of Australia, when it comes to creatives, culture and street life. And if you're nice Jan let's you stay in her holiday house in Wilson's prom. 'Nough said.

How to apply:

Send me an email with your cv & portfolio, and let me know why you're great for that position:
p (ät) steinweber.net
We'll have Skype interviews with selected canditates between you, me and Arterial.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments.


phl, Friday, Mar 21st 2014 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 2 comments  

When Fri, Mar 21st 2014 - 10:41 until Fri, Mar 21st 2014 - 10:41

Mapping Festival 2014



Mapping Festival, dedicated to audio-visual art and digital culture, celebrates this year its 10th edition from May 22 to June 1 2014.

After its success in 2013, we repeat the formula discerning professional workshops from events intended for the public. Articulated around various themes and technological explorations, conducted by international instructors who are specialists in their respective fields, the six workshops will be spread over the two weeks of the festival.

Informations and subscriptions on our website:

Deadline: April 7th 2014!

NY MAPPATHON (May 28 to 30) http://www.mappingfestival.com/2014/en/workshops/ny-mappathon/

Conducted by CHiKA (US) with collaborators Anton Marini (US), Tom Butterworth (UK) and David Lublin (US).
NY Mappathon, a workshop focused on learning projection mapping, aims to create a site specific installation through collaborative work.

MAPPING 2.0 (May 24 to 28) http://www.mappingfestival.com/2014/en/workshops/mapping-2-0/

Conducted by Mike Latona (BE).
Intended for video artists wishing to deepen their knowledge of actual mapping softwares, image creation and production of permanent installations.

GENERATIVE PHYSICAL STRUCTURE (May 23 to 25) http://www.mappingfestival.com/2014/en/workshops/generative-physical-structure/

Conducted by Laurent Novac (CH).
An exploration in the field of generative art and the use of physical principles for the generation of objects, both 'implausible' and 'natural'.

3D LED FASHION (May 26 to 29) http://www.mappingfestival.com/2014/en/workshops/3d-led-fashion-and-some-video-mapping/

Conducted by MadMapper creators Boris Edelstein (CH) & François Wunschel (FR).
This workshop will offer a full range of practical applications on LEDs and video mapping using MadMapper, a software from GarageCube and 1024 architecture.

STAGE DESIGN (May 25 to 28) http://www.mappingfestival.com/2014/en/workshops/stage-design/

Conducted by Adrien Boulanger (FR), Pierre Turlotte (FR) & Rochel Mancip (FR).
How to set up a scenography in the Zoo Club (Geneva). Participants will go through all stages, designing, building and operating the scenography.

MODULE PROGRAMMING WITH MODUL8 (May 22 to 24) http://www.mappingfestival.com/2014/en/workshops/module-programming-with-modul8/

Conducted by Andy Teasdale (UK) & Gaël Abbeg (aka LUPIN) (FR).
For three days this workshop will offer a full range of tools for module programming using Modul8, a software from GarageCube.

Mapping Festival, Friday, Mar 21st 2014 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

hola. you may already have seen the little flattr icon next to a user in the forum or in the contributions. now here is the story:

Flattr is a microdonation provider. it allows you to define a personal monthly budget you want to distribute among all the people/things you flattr. it is very convenient because you don't have to think about how much you'd donate to a single cause. if your monthly budget is 10 and you flattr 5 people/things each gets 2 at the end of the month, if you flattr only 2 each gets 5. this may sound random at first, but only if you view it in detail. on the large-scale (and this is where microdonations are meant to work) those random factors even out. you just think what you can afford to donate per month and then go on a donation spree. easy.


1] create a flattr account and add your flattr-user name to your personal settings. now you can already be flattred. see a list of vvvv-users who can be flattred here: connections/flattr

2] if you also want to hand out flattrs (it feels really good) load your flattr account with money (following instructions on your flattr dashboard) and decide for a monthly budget

3] on vvvv.org you can flattr:

  • users via the green flattr button on their userpage, eg. see: westbam
  • contributions by hovering their uploader with the mouse and then pressing the green flattr button
  • forum answers by hovering the user with the mouse and then pressing the green flattr button

4] understand:

  • every user/thing can only be flattred once per month
  • instead of a single flattr you can also subscribe to users/things by clicking a flattr button twice. a subscription meaning that you'll auto-flattr that user/thing every month (until you cancel the subscription via your flattr-dashboard)
  • you need to be logged in to flattr in your browser in order to be able to flattr things on vvvv.org


why would you flattr someone at all? well, for example, because you want to show some appreciation for the time they spent creating a useful plugin/contribution, a tutorial that gets you started, answering your forum-questions, translating wiki-pages to your language,... just instead of +1/liking something or adding "i owe you a beer" send a little flattr.

now in the face of that loony deal some may find such tipping useless, but only those who think in a small scale. imagine everyone always flattring everything he finds useful/interesting on the internet. imagine a westbam making a living from creating tutorials just because thousands of users send him a tip every month. you may say i'm a dreamer..

anyway you now have a convenient way to actually support users whose contributions you value. i was also hoping we could get nice statistics of what things have been flattred via vvvv.org but that seems to be not so easy to realise. at least here is a listing of all vvvv related flattr-things.

flattering vvvv

in real life vvvv.org would have an appstore where users would pay a fee to be able to sell their contributions and vvvv.org would take a cut of 30% of each transaction. for some reasons (but mostly the other) it seems vvvv has not yet grown up so here is what we do instead: flattr itself would take 10% of each flattr but we decided to take part in their partner program so they split it with vvvv and we both get 5% for every flattr you give on vvvv.org.

also over the years we've been bugged to accept bribes from people who are not using vvvv commercially thus not having to buy a license. so here you are. if aside from your commercial-licensing duties you want to do your vvvv some good go click that button below. better even twice, so it sticks..

(note to self: integrate on downloads page)

2014, the world is purchasing-in-app and vvvv finally jumping on the ancient wagon that is microdonations. come join the devolution and click that button already.

browser extensions, mobile apps

on many other websites you can flattr content directly via the available browser extensions. eg. on github.com you can flattr any opensource project you like. on vimeo, youtube, soundcloud,... you can flattr the respective content. interestingly there you can even flattr content of people who don't have a flattr account yet and as soon as they get one, they'll get your donations.

flattr browser extensions are available for firefox and chrome. and flattr apps are available for android and iphone which is useful for flattring things by scanning their QRcodes via your phones camera.

so that should get you started. now it is your turn. happy flattering..

joreg, Wednesday, Mar 12th 2014 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 8 comments  

Who sunep ao.
When Fri, Mar 7th 2014 - 23:00 until Sat, Mar 8th 2014 - 06:00
Where Balzac, 1, rue de Balzac 75008, Métro Georges V., Paris, France, France

Champ Magnetique III flyer

Short notice this time. If you are in Paris this friday (march 7 2014) I have the honor of making visuals at Champ Magnetique for Cristian Vogel. The roster looks good for this night so come and release your inner techno lover!

EDIT: more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249670821881372/

EDIT: Video from the concert

sunep, Thursday, Mar 6th 2014 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 2 comments  

When Fri, Feb 28th 2014 - 16:02 until Sat, Mar 1st 2014 - 16:02
Where STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam, Netherlands

IkPan @ Trasformatorio

Trasformatorio is about settling and developing an annual laboratory for performative arts in a remote community in Sicily: Montelbano Elicona (province Messina). This laboratory focuses on the development of contemporary site-specific performances informed by the human and geographical landscape as well as implementations of a philosophy of near-to-zero- environmental impact.

Marije Baalman and Alberto Novello will host a workshop employing techniques that could be of use in these site specific contexts. The aim of the workshop is to explore various body based sensing technologies, such as acceleromenters, bend/stretch sensors and muscle sensors, for sonification in performative contexts.

Using the Sense/Stage wireless sensing platform we will look into mapping strategies for the sensor data to transform body movements into gesture-controlled sound instruments. Examples will be given in SuperCollider and Max/MSP; the sensor data can be received in SuperCollider, PureData, and Max/MSP. After initial introduction of the concepts and framework, each participant will be able to explore different possibilities, and share experiences with the other participants. At the end of the workshop we will be able to do a little jam of the different instruments created.

DATE: 1st of March, 2014
TIME: 10:00 / 18:00
LOCATION: STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam
COSTS: €40
This workshop is limited to 15 participants!!

more information: http://steim.org/event/steim-invites-trasformatorio-body-sonification/

zeos, Thursday, Feb 27th 2014 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

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~9h ago

udo2013: audioreactive big_tree_like sculpture with gpu_3d particle system (modulating emitter_pos.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxfaFErlUQ0

~13h ago

delta43: Thank you for PolygonMask!

~1d ago

dawoof: do you guys have Droste working with the latest vvvv? ive corrected the shader and still no output

~2d ago

jzzxh: nice sine wave and particle. http://vimeo.com/65475425

~2d ago

aelfwine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClAIcSiDiKY new installation made by auroraMeccanica ...vvvv stars :)

~3d ago

catweasel: @westbam, thats great :)

~3d ago

Westbam: Can the DX11 people start working on this? http://vimeo.com/109169719 :D