As of 2021, the tech industry continues to be a highly male-dominated environment.
Although more and more women are employed in the industry, there’s still only a small portion of tech-related jobs performed by women.
This significant lack of diversity in the industry can lead to products and services that are not inclusive for society.
In the meetup on October 12th, we will be giving the floor to artists and researchers investigating this problem and turning their insights into impactful experiences and art projects to achieve a more diverse and inclusive tech-industry.
The meetup borrows its name from one of these projects.
More info:https://fb.me/e/10e6W3t9x Tickets:ccu.stager.nl/web/tickets/111117329
Programme: Yin-Gemis Meetup Speakers
Talk"Yin-Gemis" by Julia Luteijn and Rhied Al-OthmaniAbout
The project Yin-Gemis is a collaboration between artist Julia Luteijn and researcher and lecturer Rhied Al-Othmani, bringing attention to the gender gap and bias in the tech industry by presenting an AI-generated, universal narrative of women’s experiences and stories.
The narrative will be visualized using virtual reality, in which you get to experience the highlights of the interviews.
During the meetup, Julia and Rhied will be sharing their insights and taking feedback to enrichen the project.
Talk"The Sexist Radio" by Esther BoumaAbout
The second project presented during the meet-up will be The Sexist Radio by Esther Bouma.
Inspired by her own personal experience, Esther collected an abundance of sexist comments that she received for being a woman working with technology.
The comments repeated by the radio verbalize the prejudice people have of a woman’s competence in the tech-industry.
September 28th we’re hosting a meet-up with On-The-Fly and NL_CL. We welcome all coders, creatives, musicians, artists, visualists and anyone else who is interested or curious in the field of Live Coding to join us in De Havenloods for talks about coding, show work-in-progress and to explore the live coding practice.
We’ll be closing the evening with an open code jam and drinks. Bring your laptop and join the jam session, no matter your expertise we’d love to see you perform. Jamming is open for anyone, but if you already know you’d like to join you can email us.
10 tables, 4 rounds, 40 short talks by 20 makers, 1 inspiring keynote, 1 XXL vegan meal, 100+ makers and like-minded people. These are the ingredients of the second Makers Meet & Eat organised by Creative Coding Utrecht, IMPAKT, RAUM, and SETUP on Sunday 19th of September from 12:00 - 20:00 at RAUM on Berlijnplein.
During the Meet & Eat you will get around the table with various makers to get to know their ways-of-working and research in the field of digital art, culture and design. An afternoon for meeting, sharing knowledge, tricks of the trade and a look behind the scenes. The day will end with a BBQ hosted by Venster, during which we will chat whilst enjoying a good bite, drink and (hopefully) the sun.
MAKERS MEET & EAT 2021 SPEAKERS
Speakers155, Ahnjili Zhuparris & Tim van Ommeren, Cream on Chrome, Diogo Carriço, Driessens & Verstappen, Ebru Aydin, Fleur van der Linden, Jeroen van Loon, Joes + Manon, Johan Rijpma, Marc Tuters, Minem Sezgin, Nicky Liebregts, Nienke Huitenga & James Bryan Graves, Rosa Wevers, SMELT (Dorian Kingma), Theun Karelse and William Knies.Inforaumutrecht.nl/event/meet-up-makers-meet-eat
Dates11 + 12 SeptemberLocationDe NijverheidPartnersGaudeamus, Creative Coding Utrecht and NL_CLdSponsorsCreative Europe, the Dutch Performing Arts Fund & Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Gaudeamus, Creative Coding Utrecht and NL_CL present ALG0MA5: a concert in which you see digital creativity enriching the practice of composers, instrument builders and musicians with new possibilities. Brazilian composer and hardware hacker Rafaele Andrade shows the versatility of her hybrid instrument KNURL; a hybrid cello with 16 strings made of durable material and built-in electronic components. Thanks to the electronics the audience can influence the sounds of the instrument live during the concert.
Musicians and artists Jonathan Reus, Sabrina Verhage and Anne Veinberg & Felipe Ignacio Noriega on the CodeKlavier will give a demonstration of this. The programme is framed by three performances by live coders from Barcelona, Karlsruhe and Ljublijana who belong to the European collaborative project On-The-Fly.
Cultuurterras Weekender w. Uncloud, Modulation. & CCU
Dates4 + 5 SeptemberLocationDe NijverheidPartnersUncloud,Modulation, CCU, De NijverheidSponsorsGemeente Utrecht, Pictoright Fund & Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
The first weekend of September, Uncloud Festival, Modulation., and CCU join forces for a two day programme filled with electronic music and immersive performances at Cultuurterras De Nijverheid.
On Saturday September 4th, we will have a selection of amazing artists performing experimental electronic music mixed with theatre and audio-visual performances by Bakah, Bodyscan 223, Diogo Carriço, Timo Hoogland, and Skander Jaïbi & Jaco Schilp.
On Sunday afternoon, there will be a live painting in creation while we enjoy the chill- and spacy vibes of Ambient and Drone music by Dubberdink & Cathy Daniëls, Allert Aalderes, and Skander Jaïbi, priming us for a Modulation concert at night with Jerome Mardga, Dennis Weijers, and Mieke van Dam.
So join us during Cultuurterras #8 for immersive performances and mesmerizing mellow tunes! Tickets will be sold at the door.
AI HACKING: Adversarial Attacks - Meetup & Workshop
August 26 and 27, CCU organizes a meet-up and workshop about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its weakness to ‘Adversarial Attacks’. During an adversarial attack, the AI vision is misled by adding visual noise to images, leading to malfunctions in the system. During the meet-up, we will be joined by experts in the field to talk aboutt.
During the workshop led by Javier Lloret Pardo, we will have an introduction to Adversarial Attacks applied to images and we will explore code examples that implement different adversarial techniques. This workshop will also propose a space for dialogue and discussion around the subject.
Yes! This is your chance to visit a physical Rainbows End 🌈🌈🌈. On 30th of April, 1st & 2nd of May we are hosting a Pop-Up Store & Gallery in the heart of Utrecht. At the Pop-Up Store, you will be able to buy Rainbows End merchandise like posters and face masks (designed by our lovely @pleunpleunpleun), and admire a fine selection of Rainbows End artworks.
Entrance: FREE! (just reserve a timeslot using te ticket links bewlow please) More info:creativecodingutrecht.nl/rainbows-end Sign up for our newsletter:bit.ly/3bHUsoy Join our Telegram group:t.me/creativecodingutrecht
We’re starting off the RAINBOWS END 🌈🌈🌈 era with an interactive pre-event, a hackathon about sex tech, together with artists, academics, technologists, thinkers and tinkerers from all backgrounds and perspectives…
We'll learn about the diverse and evolving field of Sex Tech, and the implications it has on the past, present, and future of intimacy, companionship, and human behaviour.
Let's get hands-on and physical with intimate technologies from a maker perspective through live demonstrations and tutorials!
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.