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10 Minute Livecoding Challenge

In light of current worldwide developments, we've gone ahead and commenced a totally new segment we call our "10 Minute Livecoding Challenge"! During this weekly (every Tuesday at 20:00 CEST) bit, artists from the Netherlands Coding Live and Creative Coding Utrecht community presented 10-minute live coding performances.

Interview series: "Behind The Screens"

We've challenged coders all over the country to create something from scratch in 10 minutes. During their live performance, the artists are expose the tools and practices they're using for coding music and/or visuals. In addition to their live performance, we are interviewing all artist in-depth, discussing their practice, tools, work in the community and coping with the radical and drastic changes in their practice due to the COVID-19 crisis. You can find an overview of all "Behind The Screens" interviews here.


Live Coding In Mercury (free & online)

During this free workshop, split into three online sessions, you will learn how to code beats, synthesizers, and generative music with the Mercury live coding environment. This is a free online workshop! We will be sharing a zoom-link to join on Wednesday. Please let us know if you're joining us by hitting the 'going' button on the event page , so we know who and how many of you are coming. This workshop is made possible by funding from Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie (Creative Industries Fund NL) More info: Facebook Event

Opening The Overkill festival - BBB_ performance + algorave

With the ominously relevant theme ๐™๐™ƒ๐™€ ๐™€๐™‰๐˜ฟ ๐™Š๐™ ๐™๐™ƒ๐™€ ๐™’๐™Š๐™๐™‡๐˜ฟ ๐˜ผ๐™Ž ๐™’๐™€ ๐™†๐™‰๐™Š๐™’ ๐™„๐™, Overkill Festival is happening from the 27th of November to the 6th of December. It is a playful event hosting a great variety of digital culture, fully taking place online. ..and weโ€™ll be there! Some of our finest live coders will be bringing beats and visuals to the algoraves of the Overkill Festival, such as: ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ฐ-๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ข ๐˜Šรก๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ด, ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ป๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ ๐˜’๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ, ๐˜›๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ, ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ฎรณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ซรณ This workshop is made possible by funding from Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie (Creative Industries Fund NL) More info: Facebook Event


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CCU is a community founded in 2017 by Carolien Teunisse and Fabian van Sluijs with the goal to stimulate digital creativity and creative coding in Utrecht and beyond.

Through a variety of activities such as workshops, meetups, performances and exhibitions we bring together the community of makers (artists, designers, researchers, developers, performers, musicians) to share knowledge and collaboratively explore the artistic potential of self-made soft- and hardware for creating expressions.

In framing our activities we employ a postdigital perspective in which we make no distinction between 'old' and 'new' media and reflect on 'digital' creativity as part of a long tradition around arts and crafts. In this context Creative Coding Culture is interesting as it's thoroughly hybrid and composed of practices so diverse that its meaning is in flux. As such we research and reflect on what creative coding is and can be, in order to look for new and anti-disciplinary methodologies that can help shape our contemporary society in a fair and positive way.



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ARS Electronica Garden: Utrecht

ARS Electronica, the world's leading stage for art, technology and society, is arriving in Utrecht with ARS Electronica Festival 2020; In Kepler's Gardens! For the Gardens Utrecht partition in this worldwide event Creative Coding Utrecht has teamed up with HKU, SETUP, Uncloud and Kapitaal Utrecht to bring a programme featuring three days of art, technology and social activiesโ€ฆ At the exhibition at Kapitaal Utrecht, our participants of ART MACHINES ReCoding: Driessens & Verstappen will have a spot to present their prototypes. Besides this presentation, the opening of ARS Electronica Garden Utrecht on Thursday will include many great livecoding performances by, for instance, Timo Hoogland, Rafaele Andrade, Lars Bijleveld & Wes Broersen, among othersโ€ฆ


Anne-Linde Munsterman - communications & PR
Carolien Teunisse - co-founder & education
Fabian van Sluijs - co-founder & artistic director
Myrthe van der Boom - business & operations manager
Sietse van der Meer - communications & web
Sjuul Stax - production


Axelle van Wynsberghe - nomadic researcher
Benjamin Hull - photography
Benjamin van Vliet - editor
Bram Snijders - technical producer
Costanza Tagliaferri - intern
Iris Jansen - producer
Mariska Berrevoets - pr & marketing
Mavi Irmak Karadermirler - intern
Saskia Freeke - programme & education
Tanja Busking - videography
Tanja van Zoest - creative producer
Vincent Schrijnemakers - photography


Stichting Creative Coding Utrecht
Mailing address: Krugerstraat 96, 3531 AS Utrecht
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CCU is made possible with the support of:

Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Lemonaid Charitea
Gemeente Utrecht
Sensor Lab