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UPCOMING EVENTS

ART MACHINES

Date: Saturday December 7 2019
Time: 20:00 - 03:00
Venue: De Nijverheid, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

ART MACHINES is an audiovisual club night that presents installations and live performances of artists that work on the cross section of art, technology and music. At the new cultural hotspot de Nijverheid Creative Coding Utrecht brings together the history of media art with the avant-garde of digital culture. We invite upcoming and established artists who'll take the audience on a mind-blowing experience that triggers all your senses.

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NLCL Monthly Meetup

Date: Wednesday November 20 2019
Time: 19:30 - 23:00
Venue: De Havenloods, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

This monthly Livecoding meetup will (for the first time!) be hosted at the Havenloods in Utrecht together with Nether Lands Coding Live! We welcome all coders, creatives, musicians, artists, visualists and anyone else who is interested or curious in the field of Live Coding! Join us to talk Live Coding, share work-in-progress/ideas/code, have a Live Coding Jam Session and explore it hands-on!

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Machine Learning for Artists - Bias In/Out edition

Date: Friday 13, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 December 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Venue: Pieter Baan Centrum, Gansstraat 170, 3582 EP Utrecht

We are very excited to announce that we’ve got the awesome Caroline Sinders & Hannah Davis joining us in December for a talk @feministmachines and a 2-day workshop on creating subjective data-sets and algorithms from a feminist perspective.

In this 2,5 day workshop participants will work in teams to investigate the creation of subjective datasets and/or machine learning techniques. With two different tracks the worksession is accessible for both people with and without technical experience. If you want to join please apply using the form linked below. We'll review your application and contact you shortly after.

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Feminist Machines: Biased Datasets & AI

Date: Thursday December 12 2019
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Venue: TBA
Price: € 7,50

CCU has invited machine learning researchers and artists Caroline Sinders & Hannah Davis for a talk on creating subjective data-sets and algorithms from a feminist perspective.

Technologies such as artificial intelligence and data are not neutral as recent critiques on AI have shown. In Feminist Machines Caroline Sinders, Hannah Davis, and Peter van der Putten [LIACS] will talk about the problem of algorithmic bias and on the power of creating intentionally subjective data-sets as artistic method to move beyond algorithmic bias.

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PAST EVENTS

CCU x Le Mini Who?

Date: Sunday November 10 2019
Time: 15:00 - 20:00
Venue: De Havenloods, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

Especially for Le Mini Who? 2019, Creative Coding Utrecht has selected two interactive installations: Timo Hoogland will be presenting 'c26h21n3o3+o2' – a visually mesmerizing light installation depicting particle flows inspired on #bioluminescent life forms often seen in coastal waters.

Carolien Teunisse will present her 'Portrait Machine' – a robotic pen plotter that draws portraits of visitors in any abstract style on paper.. We’re looking forward to opening up De Havenloods for the public and the experimental “avant-R&B” electronics of Zoe Reddy music! ❤️

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CCU17++ Creative Coding Meetup at Havenloods

Date: Thursday October 24 2019
Time: 19:45 - 22:45
Venue: De Havenloods, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

On Wednesday 30 October we reinstate our monthly meetup and welcome you to our brand new location: De Havenloods, A warehouse where the CCU office is located next to De Nijverheid. The CCU meetup is a place to get inspired and meet new people. We invite people to show and tell about projects and work-in-progress.

Do you want to share something? There’s room for announcements or ad hoc demo’s ;-) We close the evening with a little bit of live coding. There will be beers and other drinks.

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Shader Showdown Seminar

Date: Sunday September 15 2019
Time: 14:30 - 17:00
Venue: Sensor Lab, Plompetorengracht 4, 3512 CC Utrecht

On Sunday afternoon Shader Showdown finalist Flopine gives a seminar about the basics of shader coding. Later on, Showdown competitor Evvvvil takes over for a codejam-style shader session. During this session visitors (that's you!) are warmly welcomed to ask questions, ask for advice on existing code, or try some of the techniques that Evvvvil is famous for - and he'll make sure to explain things in easily understandable terms.

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Creative Coding Workshops Fall 2019

Date: 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Oct, 11 Oct
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Stichting Het Wilde Westen, Everard Meijsterlaan 1b, 3533 CK Utrecht

Do you want to learn the basics of creative coding and do experiments on a weekly basis? From September onward CCU offers 4 different 8-week courses to learn creative coding and hardware hacking. And for those who want a challenge, we've also developed a course in which you'll experiment with AI and a plotter. Visit Het Wilde Westen for more information (Dutch only).

Sign-up & pricing details:
Website Het Wilde Westen

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Uitfeest: Shader Showdown at de Neude

Date: Saturday 14 September 2019
Time: 12:00 - 22:30
Location: Neude, 3512 AE Utrecht

We open the new cultural season with live coding battles and closing live coding performance of Hip Hop band Panda Zooicide in the center of Utrecht. For those who want to get their hands dirty, we'll also host a shader coding seminar on Sunday…

CCU joins forces with Urban Dance Festival Freedom City to host a free party at de Neude. At this public city square we host a variety of dance and code battles. We've invited a variety of coders to perform their skills in a battle to live code the most amazing visuals in a timeframe of 25 minutes. This battle is also known (especially among the game- and demoscene subcultures) as the "Shader Showdown".

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Uitfeest: ART MACHINES - Talks & Demo's

Date: Sunday September 15 2019
Time: 13:00 - 13:45
Location: Academiegebouw Universiteit Utrecht, Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht
How to find us: In the hall the first room on the left..

For the occasion of het Uitfeest CCU invites artists to give insights in the development of the installations and performances they'll present in December at ART MACHINES, an experimental audiovisual concert night at De Nijverheid venue. During Culturele Zondag artists present their work-in-progress and we'll reflect on the importance of reinterpretation of media art as a learning and conservation strategy for media art.

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ABOUT

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.

Team

Carolien Teunisse - education
Fabian van Sluijs - artistic director
Mariska Berrevoets - pr & marketing
Myrthe van der Boom - business & operations manager
Saskia Freeke - programme & lead-education
Sietse van der Meer - communications & web

Board

Walter van den Eikhof
Janne de Feiter

Crew

Axelle van Wynsberghe - nomadic researcher
Benjamin Hull - photography
Benjamin van Vliet - editor
Bram Snijders - technical producer
Costanza Tagliaferri - intern
Iris Jansen - producer
Mavi Irmak Karadermirler - intern
Petra Biro - project assistent
Sterre Boesen - communications
Tanja Busking - videography
Tanja van Zoest - creative producer
Vincent Schrijnemakers - photography

Advisory board

Michiel Pijpe
Prof. Dr. Ann-Sophie Lehmann
Gert Franke
Véronique Hoedemakers

Information

Stichting Creative Coding Utrecht
Mailing address: Krugerstraat 96, 3531 AS Utrecht
E-mail address: info@creativecodingutrecht.nl

governance code cultuur

CCU is made possible with the support of:

Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Lemonaid Charitea
Gemeente Utrecht
Plat4Mation
Sensor Lab