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When Fri, Oct 18th 2019 - 10:00 until Fri, Dec 13th 2019 - 12:15
Where NODE Institute, Wipperstrasse 13, 12055 Berlin, Germany

Helo evvvveryone,

after a successful first round of vvvvv gamma workshops, we're now filling up the rest of this year with more dates!

As you know, the all-new vvvv gamma is getting into shape and can already give you an incredible boost in productivity. Therefore in addition to our free introductory workshops, we're also offering the following series of workshops to get you going proper:

    

Getting started with Physical Computing

Reading data from sensors to control lights and motors connected to a computer via an Arduino, is a breeze if you know how to. The same is true for working with data transfer protocols like OSC, MIDI, MQTT and DMX/ArtNet. Learn all this without the need to write any code, by using the visual programming environment vvvv.

Who is it for?
This workshop is for creative coders, students, media artists and makers who want to learn how to communicate between computers and devices.

You will learn how to:

  • Work with the visual programming environment vvvv (gamma)
  • Talk to sensors and motors with an Arduino using Firmata
  • Send and receive data via OSC
  • Use DMX/ArtNet to control lights
  • Use MIDI to talk to musical devices
  • Dive into IOT using MQTT
Date: 18. October 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm
Hosts: Anton Mezhiborskiy (vvvv developer)
Tickets for Getting started with Physical Computing

Getting started with Computer Vision

With easy access to the computer vision library (OpenCV) and depth cameras (Kinect, RealSense,...), vvvv is a loyal companion for prototyping your computer vision applications and installations. With its no-code user-interface it allows you to quickly achieve your goals with just a few mouseclicks. Applying video filters, detecting motion and even using latest machine-learning powered techniques like YOLO, to label things in a video stream, becomes accessible to everyone.

Who is it for?
This workshop is for creative coders, professionals, students, designers and scientists, who want to learn a new way to analyze and sense realtime video images and get to know computer vision techniques.

You will learn how to:

  • Work with the visual programming environment vvvv (gamma)
  • Use the powerful computervision library OpenCV in vvvv
  • Apply filters to video or still images
  • Detect motion in images
  • Do background subtraction for tracking
  • Detect things in images with YOLO
  • Batch-process still images
Date: 19. October 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm
Hosts: joreg (vvvv developer)
Tickets for Getting started with Computer Vision

Getting started with Interaction Design

Learn how to track human motion using devices like the Kinect, RealSense or Leap Motion and use the acquired data as input for your interactive installations. Build quick user interfaces to easily tweak parameters and use protocols like OSC, MIDI, DMX to control external devices. All this using the visual programming environment vvvv, which does not require you to write any code. A few mouse clicks are enough to get your interactive prototypes running.

Who is it for?
This workshop is for interacton and interactive media designers who need to prototype and develop human machine interactions for your interactive installations.

You will learn how to:

  • Work with the visual programming environment vvvv (gamma)
  • Do 2d gesture recognition
  • Track full bodies using Kinect2 to create interaction
  • Trigger MIDI notes by hitting virtual boxes in space
  • Create simple UserInterfaces
Date: 23. October 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm
Hosts: joreg (vvvv developer)
Tickets for Getting started with Interaction Design

Getting started with Data Visualization

Interested in data visualization but afraid of the coding it usually requires? This workshop is for you! vvvv is a visual programming tool that allows you to do what programmers can do with code. You'll learn how to read data from files or online sources and visualize it with 2d drawing techniques. We'll also show you how to export your creations to vector graphics for further processing them in vector tools like Inkscape or Illustrator.

Who is it for?
This workshop is for creative coders, students, data scientists and graphic designers, who want to learn a new way to work with data in their process of making 2d graphics.

You will learn how to:

  • Work with the visual programming environment vvvv (gamma)
  • Read data from .csv, .xml, and .json files
  • Read data from the web
  • Create 2d graphics from data
  • Export graphics to .svg and .pdf
Date: 15. November 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm
Hosts: Anton Mezhiborskiy (vvvv developer)
Tickets for Getting started with Data Visualization

Getting started with Music Visualization

Exploring the infinite possibilities of giving shape to sound is a life journey. Thanks to the visual programming language vvvv this exploration can be immediately smooth and playful, allowing you to follow the ephemeral moment of intuition arising from music and taking a creative path through generative real-time graphics.

Who is it for?
This workshop is for artists, musicians, creative coders, professionals, students, designers, who want to get into music visualization by generating and interacting with realtime 2d graphics in vvvv.

You will learn how to:

  • Work with the visual programming environment vvvv (gamma)
  • Get Audio signals in vvvv
  • Process live audio inputs, extracting meaningful data from it
  • Visualize MIDI files and live MIDI events
  • Create procedural graphic elements and connect them to the music
  • Use the VL.Animation.Particles library to explore visually some aspects of the sound
  • Use the Elementa UI library to build a simple user interfaces to manage some aspects of the visuals in a performance enviroment
Date: 29. November 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm
Hosts: Natan Sinigaglia (dottore)
Tickets for Getting Started with Music Visualization

Visualprogramming for Coders

Programming is fun, but it sometimes becomes tedious when you have to rebuild your whole application just because you found a careless mistake in your code or want to change some constants. vvvv is a visual live programming environment that allows you to build and change .NET applications in real-time while they are running, thanks to incremental compilation and state hot-reload. Oh, and we are serious about this - everything is statically typed.

Who is it for?
You are familiar with words like class, method, interface and generics? You always wanted to change the software you made while it is running? Great, then this workshop is for you!

You will learn how to:

  • Translate your knowledge about object oriented programming into the visual paradigms of VL.
  • Write VL nodes in C#
  • Extend your application with third-party libraries from the internet while it is running
  • Convert textual code into visual code
  • Use generics

Requirements

  • Please come with Visual Studio 2019 installed as this takes a while
Date: 13. December 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm
Hosts: Tebjan Halm (vvvv developer), Elias Holzer (vvvv developer)
Tickets for Visualprogramming for Coders

General Info

Each of the workshops lasts for 6 hours, from 10 am to 5 pm including 1 hour lunch break.
For each of the workshops we take a maximum of 10 participants, 5 signups is the minimum for them to take place.

Cost

  • 80€ for individuals
  • 160€ if payed by a company
  • 320€ if payed by a corporation

Requirements

  • Windows laptop
  • 3 button mouse
  • No prior knowledge of vvvv is required

Where
NODE Institute
Wipperstrasse 13
12055 Berlin

joreg, Wednesday, Oct 9th 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 1 comments  

When Sat, Oct 26th 2019 - 11:00 until Sun, Oct 27th 2019 - 18:00
Where NODE Institute, Wipperstrasse 13, 12055 Berlin, Germany

Are you teaching vvvv or otherwise using vvvv in education, or are you planning to? Please join us for this 2 day mini conference where we want to talk about teaching methodologies and strategies of getting vvvv established in more diverse fields. The two main areas of discussions we anticipate:

How we teach vvvv

  • What works, what doesn't
  • Best practices
  • What's missing
  • How to share resources
  • Do we need extra trainings for teachers?

What we teach with vvvv

  • What is vvvv good at
  • What topics should be targeted
  • How do we involve educators from more diverse fields
  • Can we create an international network of educators

Preliminary Schedule:

October 26

  • 11h Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 1130-14h: 1st round: participants backgrounds & experiences
  • Lunch Break
  • 15-17h: 2nd round: participants backgrounds & experiences
  • 17-18h: Summing up, preparing sessions for day 2
  • Dinner
October 27

  • 11-14h: Work in groups: How we teach vvvv
  • Lunch Break
  • 15-17h: Work in groups: How we teach with vvvv
  • 17-18h: Summing up

Registration

Admission is free but we can only host a maximum of 20 people, so please apply by sending an informal email:

  • to edu@vvvv.org
  • tell us about your background and interest in the topic
  • deadline: October 20th

Any questions?
Please get in touch via edu@vvvv.org

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Who joreg, elias
When Thu, Oct 10th 2019 - 09:30 until Sun, Oct 13th 2019 - 20:00
Where Escape, Strada Pictor Ion Zaicu 26, 300254, Timișoara, Romania, Romania

We're happy to visit the co(art) festival in romania!

A 4-day event for artists who are using technology to push art in innovative directions and tech passionates who want to get involved in creative/artistic areas.

The event will host workshops, bringing together a mixed team of developers and artists, and will culminate in a public exposition where participants can showcase their projects to a general audience.
https://coart.ro

Our workshop is titled: Afraid of coding? Try visual programming with vvvv!

In this workshop, we'll be introducing you to the visual programming environment vvvv gamma. If you've always wanted to create interactive games, installations or presentations but the coding it involves just doesn't feel right for you, then give vvvv a chance.

Instead of writing code, vvvv is using a more visual paradigm that doesn't involve lines of abstract text and therefore may be more appealing to you. But make no mistake, this is still serious programming. In the end, you can achieve the same results as with traditional programming.

After introducing you to the very basics of drawing and animating 2d primitives, we'll be talking about your ideas to find out what you're most interested in creating. From there we'll be showing you what you need to achieve your goals!

Register here

Help us spread the news about this workshop: If you know someone in the area who could be interested, please let them know. Hope to see some of you there!

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When Tue, Sep 24th 2019 - 20:00 until Tue, Sep 24th 2019 - 20:00
Where Wipper13 Brüll & Kraus, Wipperstrasse 13, Berlin, Germany

Unrelated: How patching looked like in the olden days...

It is the 4th tuesday of the month again. Tomorrow!

That's why we're going to meet up and share some vvvv stories and drinks at the fine Brüll & Kraus in Rixdorf, Neukölln.

We'd love to hear from you: If you have something to show or talk about, please do so! Bring your projects, demos, works-in-progress and show us what you're patching with!

Also expect a little live-demo of the new export feature of vvvv gamma and another nifty new little feature...

Free vvvv gamma introduction
Wanna get a taste of the all-new vvvv gamma? Join us already from 6pm to enjoy a 2 hour introduction to the future of visual programming!

If you feel like, please rsvp on our Gettogether page!

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When Fri, Sep 20th 2019 - 20:00 until Fri, Sep 20th 2019 - 23:30
Where The#Brake, Valentinskamp 28 A-B, 20355, Hamburg, Germany

Hamburgers!

For the first time in world history (?) there'll be a vvvv meetup in your parutiful city. We'll be hosted in the workshop of The#Brake! There'll be a projector and drinks, that is all we need to get cozy.

VR Branding Dome by DECODE

We're happy to have long time vvvv users DECODE demo one of their latest projects. But there'll be enough time to hear more, so please bring your projects and show everyone what you're patching on!

From our side expect a little update on latest developments regarding the vvvv gamma preview

If you feel like, please RSVP.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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When Tue, Aug 27th 2019 - 20:00 until Tue, Aug 27th 2019 - 23:30
Where Wipper13 Brüll & Kraus, Wipperstr. 13, Berlin, Germany

You remember correctly:

Every 4th tuesday a month we now have the Berlin vvvv meetup happening at the cozy Brüll & Kraus in Rixdorf, Neukölln.

Come and join us for presentations and drinks on this warm summer evening. Have something to show or talk about? Please do so! Bring your projects, demos, works-in-progress and get the crowds cheers. Submissions are welcome, please drop us a line.

Free vvvv gamma introduction
Wanna get a taste of the all-new vvvv gamma? Join us from 6pm to enjoy a 2 hour introduction to the future of visual programming!

If you feel like, please rsvp on our Gettogether page!

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When Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 - 10:00 until Wed, Sep 4th 2019 - 17:00
Where Responsive Spaces, Tabakfabrik, Linz, Austria

As proem to this years Ars Electonica Festival the Linz based Responsive Spaces is inviting to two full days of vvvv gamma workshopping at Tabakfabrik Linz, Austria. Costs for workshop and location will be covered by Responsive Spaces. Thankyouverymuch!

The workshop will be limited to a small audience and aims to prepare vvvv professionalists to gradually switch projects to vvvv gamma.

Facts

  • September 3rd and 4th
  • 10am to 5pm with one hour lunch break
  • At Tabakfabrik Linz

Requirements

  • vvvv beta experience is expected
  • Bring your own Windows 10 Laptop
  • Bring a 3 button mouse

If you would like to participate in the workshop, please apply via

they’ll be in touch with you.


Want to sponsor your own workshop? Get in touch via:

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When Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 - 10:00 until Wed, Sep 25th 2019 - 17:00
Where Brüll & Kraus, Wipperstrasse 13, 12055, Berlin, Germany

helo evvvveryone,

the all new vvvv gamma is finally getting into a shape where it can be your loyal compagnon in many ways. Therefore, in addition to our free introductory workshops, we're also offering the following series of workshops to get you going proper:

    

Getting started with Computer Vision

With easy access to the computer vision library (OpenCV) and depth cameras (Kinect, RealSense,...), vvvv is a loyal companion for prototyping your computer vision applications and installations. With its no-code user-interface it allows you to quickly achieve your goals with just a few mouseclicks. Applying video filters, detecting motion and even using latest machine-learning powered techniques like YOLO, to label things in a video stream, becomes accessible to everyone.

Who is it for?
This workshop is for creative coders, professionals, students, designers and scientists, who want to learn a new way to analyze and sense realtime video images and get to know computer vision techniques.

You will learn how to:

  • Work with the visual programming environment vvvv (gamma)
  • Use the powerful computervision library OpenCV in vvvv
  • Use different cameras as input devices
  • Apply filters to video or still images
  • Detect motion in images
  • Do background subtraction for tracking
  • Detect things in images with YOLO
  • Batch-process still images
Date: 9. August 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm
Hosts: joreg (vvvv group co-founder and developer), David Brüll (Studio David Brüll and NODE Director)
Tickets for Getting started with Computer Vision

Getting started with Generative Design Alogrithms

Compose your own generative graphics without writing a single line of code and let your computer do what it is good at: randomness and repetition. After you set up your data flow program with the visual programming environment vvvv, lean back and see how your visuals grow in real time. Export these 2D generative graphics as vector files.

Who is it for?
This workshop is for creative coders, students, media artists and designers, who are interested in using computational techniques in their own practice.

You will learn how to:

  • Work with the visual programming environment vvvv (gamma)
  • Apply the principles of condition, repetition and randomness
  • Generate patterns mimicing nature
  • Create 2d graphics and animations
  • Export graphics to .svg and .pdf
Date: 23. August 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm
Hosts: joreg (vvvv group co-founder and developer), David Brüll (Studio David Brüll and NODE Director)
Tickets for Getting started with Generative Design Alogrithms

Getting started with Physical Computing

Reading data from sensors to control lights and motors connected to a computer via an Arduino, is a breeze if you know how to. The same is true for working with data transfer protocols like OSC, MIDI, MQTT and DMX/ArtNet. Learn all this without the need to write any code, by using the visual programming environment vvvv.

Who is it for?
This workshop is for creative coders, students, media artists and makers who want to learn how to communicate between computers and devices.

You will learn how to:

  • Work with the visual programming environment vvvv (gamma)
  • Talk to sensors and motors with an Arduino using Firmata
  • Send and receive data via OSC
  • Use DMX/ArtNet to control lights
  • Use MIDI to talk to musical devices
  • Dive into IOT using MQTT
Date: 28. August 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm
Hosts: Anton Mezhiborskiy (vvvv developer), David Brüll (Studio David Brüll and NODE Director)
Tickets for Getting started with Physical Computing

Getting started with Interaction Design

Learn how to track human motion using devices like the Kinect, RealSense or Leap Motion and use the acquired data as input for your interactive installations. Build quick user interfaces to easily tweak parameters and use protocols like OSC, MIDI, DMX to control external devices. All this using the visual programming environment vvvv, which does not require you to write any code. A few mouse clicks are enough to get your interactive prototypes running.

Who is it for?
This workshop is for interacton and interactive media designers who need to prototype and develop human machine interactions for your interactive installations.

You will learn how to:

  • Work with the visual programming environment vvvv (gamma)
  • Track hands (Leap Motion) and full bodies (Kinect2, Nuitrack) to create interaction
  • Do 2d gesture recognition
  • Create simple UserInterfaces
Date: 17. September 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm
Hosts: joreg (vvvv group co-founder and developer), David Brüll (Studio David Brüll and NODE Director)
Tickets for Getting started with Interaction Design

Getting started with Data Visualization

Interested in data visualization but afraid of the coding it usually requires? This workshop is for you! vvvv is a visual programming tool that allows you to do what programmers can do with code. You'll learn how to read data from files or online sources and visualize it with 2d drawing techniques. We'll also show you how to export your creations to vector graphics for further processing them in vector tools like Inkscape or Illustrator.

Who is it for?
This workshop is for creative coders, students, data scientists and graphic designers, who want to learn a new way to work with data in their process of making 2d graphics.

You will learn how to:

Date: 25. September 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm
Hosts: Anton Mezhiborskiy (vvvv developer), David Brüll (Studio David Brüll and NODE Director)
Tickets for Getting started with Data Visualization

General Info

Each of the workshops lasts for 6 hours, from 10 am to 5 pm including 1 hour lunch break.
For each of the workshops we take a maximum of 10 participants, 5 signups is the minimum for them to take place.

Cost

  • 80€ for individuals
  • 160€ if payed by a company
  • 320€ if payed by a corporation

Requirements

  • Windows laptop
  • 3 button mouse
  • No prior knowledge of vvvv is required

Where
Brüll & Kraus
Wipperstrasse 13
12055 Berlin

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Who david, joreg, aaaa, sebl
When Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 - 20:00 until Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 - 23:00
Where Wipper13 Brüll & Kraus, Wipperstr. 13, Berlin, Germany, Germany

Hellow Patchers

Here are some good news:

We got a new space in Davids and Stefans new office in Berlin that gives us finally the chance to plan our program more ahead. The best thing: the space is not only our office space, it is also particulary designed to host workshops and meetups. We will start a workshop and meetup series this summer in a more or less formless way. About the vvvv program you will be informed here and via different social media channels. We do not have an official website for the new space yet (working on it -> you will not miss it for sure), but you can be informed on other meetups groups, FB and the NODE channels.

July 23rd 2019. Meetup time is 20h!

This is the Meetup for vvvv interested open minds based in Berlin or visiting us in Berlin. Its a meeting point for creatives and visual developers, interactive media, digital art, technology and design enthusiast. We are open to anyone who wants to join, no matter if you are a vvvv expert or beginner, a famous or breadless artists, a designhead or technologist, a piano player or techno musician. We are especially open for newcomers and curious beginners and we try to make this meetup as diverse as possible but with a focus on vvvv and VL.

New to vvvv? Get an introduction workshop

Each meetup is preceded by a 2 hour free introduction to vvvv for everybody who is curious about the software and the creative possibilities that come along with it. After some food we go over to the meetup with presentations. See separate blogpost!

Do I need to know vvvv or vl to join this meetup?

No, absolutely not. The presentations will be about projects, patches, plugins, contributions, or simple add ons made with or for vvvv, but you do not need to know it to enjoy the meetup.

What is going on at this meetup?

You come, grab a drink and listen. You grab the next drink and talk. We have one or two announced presentations followed by one or two spontaneous presentations by anyone who brought something to show... We have space and time for spontaneous discussions and presentations! The focus should be in the processes, the decisions and the mistakes that occur during the development of an idea. Submissions are welcome. Please drop us a line.

RSVP

If you feel like, please rsvp on our Gettogether page!

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Who wisp
When Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 - 10:00 until Sat, Sep 28th 2019 - 12:00
Where Wisp Lab, Torgauer Straße 80, Leipzig, Germany

Open Call | Wisp Laboratory ‘19
We are happy to announce the third edition of Wisp Laboratory, which is going to happen at Kontor80 in Leipzig from 23rd to 29th of September.
We welcome artists from across the globe to apply for this unique workshop.
The aim of the Wisp Laboratory is to experiment with future technologies in relation with artistic expression and to increase meeting points and the interaction between artists.
Together we will experiment with a huge variety of digital tools and reconstruct architecturally the audiovisual phenomenon through installations, concerts & performances with collaborative real-time systems.
From 23rd to 27th of September the participants will create concepts and set-up an exhibition/performance/concert space (e.g. 3d audio system, 360° projection, VR, light, sensors) together with the workshop hosts and have time to prepare their shows for the final presentations. In the evenings/nights of the 28th and 29th of September the results will be presented to an audience.

Workshop Hosts
The lab will be facilitated by the members of Wisp Collective.

Location
The location of the laboratory and performance nights will be in our video and audio labs in Torgauer Straße 80, Leipzig.

Deadline for Applications is the 17th of July!
Please download and fill out the Application Form:
http://drive.google.com/file/d/1PifB28BU_SFl4fVfNvufgxNzdS5Zxs0u/view?usp=sharing
____
Once you have completed your application, please ensure it is accompanied by the following:
____
Portfolio (maximum of three works) – JPEG, PDF or Word Docs, links to videos, sound files
____
Please send your application electronically along with the above information to the following email address: info@wisp-kollektiv.de

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!
We are happy to hear from you!
Your Wisp-Team

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Shoutbox

~24h ago

joreg: Release Candidate 3 for #vvvv beta39 is out: beta39-release-candidate Please test and report your findings!

~1d ago

young47: Will visit Köln and Düsseldorf this week. I'm an artist from Moscow, would be happy to meet someone! If you will be there, reply :)

~1d ago

microdee: vpm got a clean-up update. Download here: https://github.com/vvvvpm/vpm/releases/tag/1.3

~3d ago

joreg: @udo2013 please note that bass is only available with x86 builds!

~3d ago

aeckheim: Can't find the visual c++ runtime 2008. setup.exe link leads to nowhere. try to setup newest beta version

~4d ago

joreg: More #vvvv workshop dates for the coming months are announced: upcoming-full-day-vvvv-gamma-workshops-in-berlin

~6d ago

mburk: @synth can confirm crashes with instance noodles. studio drivers fixed it.

~7d ago

synth: @nissidis: So i am not crazy! Thanks for confirmation :) These are the things i do have problems with as well.

~7d ago

nissidis: @synth I do with Instance Noodles and FieldTrip (RTX 2080) I rolled back to Studio Drivers (instead of GameReady ones)