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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 activies… 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 others…

Workshop: Designing a Reprogrammable Instrument - Rafaele Andrade

Brazilian/Dutch music pioneer Rafaele Andrade combines innovation, technology, sustainability and social inclusion in her work. She designed the Knurl, a 16-string cello-like hybrid instrument that works on solar energy and that can be operated and manipulated live by both performers and the audience. Video: 10 Minute Livecoding Challenge - Rafaele Andrade
Interview: "Behind the Screens: Rafaele Andrade"
In this two-day workshop you will learn everything about the design and approach of digital instruments and systems that can be reprogrammed live.

Workshop: Live coding and algorithmic composition - Timo Hoogland

Are you a composer or musician and have you always been curious about algorithmic composition? In this workshop you will get acquainted with the live coding environment Mercury, a programming language that is easy to read and to apply and is specially created for live composition and performance of electronic music. You will learn how to create different rhythms, how to activate samples and how to compose melodies according to composition techniques such as serialism, generative algorithms, chance calculation and more.

Cultuurterras; Vrijhaven De Nijverheid #8

This Friday night we present live music, spoken work and AV performances as part of De Nijverheid's #Cultuurterras. Join us for beverages, bites, beach & summer vibes and stay tunes as we'll announce the performing artists in the coming days! More info: Facebook Event

Art Machines ReCoding: Driessens & Verstappens

We've called makers (visual/sound/performing-artists, designers and technologists) to participate in ReCoding Driessens & Verstappen, a two-day workshop with the artist couple. Participants will create prototypes for new works, inspired by Driessens & Verstappen’s artworks Breed and E-volver. The two-day workshop follows the method of ReCoding. The goal of the workshop is to deconstruct the systems that lay underneath the works of Driessens & Verstappen. In their goal to emulate natural processes of growth and information transfer they often used techniques such as cellular automation and evolutionary algorithms in order to create their wonderful sculptures and computer generated graphics. During the workshop we will dive into the specifics of these techniques and use this process as a means to get inspired, understand the craft of working with generative systems, and create concepts for new works. More info: Facebook Event

Scratch: FREE four-week online workshop series for kids

Making art with the computer! How does that work?
Digital paintings can move or even be interactive!
In this workshop (led by CCU co-founder Carolien Teunisse) you will learn creative programming in Scratch, a language with which you can easily create animations or video games. At the end you (or your kids, your student pupils, ...) have made your own game and you know the basics of creative programming! More info: Facebook Event Series
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Urban Interfaces - Designing for More-Than-Human Cities

A pressure cooker workshop hosted by research group [urban interfaces], the research MA program Media, Art & Performance Studies at Utrecht University, and Creative Coding Utrecht - platform for art and digital creativity. In this workshop, students from different programs and academies collaborate on an interdisciplinary urban design assignment. The specific focus of the workshop is to develop creative designs for interfacing with the more-than-human cities. Register: this workshop is fully booked

CCU x Uncloud: Art as Research

Date: 15 Feb
Time: 15:00 - 17:30
Location: Pieter Baan Centrum
Address: Gansstraat 170, 3582 EP Utrecht

How are fields like electronic music, artistic research, video art and choreography united? How are generative processes used to create audiovisual art? What are the research elements embodied in such performances?

During this afternoon programme, together with Uncloud we invite you to delve into the artistic process of three different artists, each with a distinctive approach, who will all perform during the evening programme at Uncloud Festival 2020.

Tickets: an Uncloud 2020 entry ticket (that's either a Saturday, expo or weekender ticket) will grant you access to the talks

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Uncloud Festival 2020

Date: 8 Feb - 16 Feb
Location: Poppodium Ekko, Bemuurde Weerd WZ 3, 3513 BH Utrecht

To celebrate its fifth edition, this year Uncloud festival will burst open the creative process even more. Uncloud is back with newly added locations, an artistic laboratory, workshops, performances and exhibitions. An ever-developing quest to a thinner line between crowd and artist, immersion, music and space and refreshed ideas. More profound and progressive than ever before.

Tickets: €8 expo / €16 day-ticket / €26 passe-partout / €31 passe-partout+expo

More info:
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CCU x Uncloud: Workshop Live Coding in Mercury

Date: 16 Feb
Time: 15:00 - 17:30
Location: Pieter Baan Centrum
Address: Gansstraat 170, 3582 EP Utrecht

During this workshop led by Timo Hoogland you will be introduced to the livecoding environment Mercury; learn how to generate different rhythms with algorithms and probabilities, how to make basslines with a synthesizer and program melodies for arpeggiators by combining various algorithmic composition methods. No prior programming or musical experience required!

In order to participate in this workshop, you need to fill out the application form and buy a ticket for the Uncloud exhibition or possess a festival-passepartout.

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Max User Meetup NL

Date: 25 Jan 2020
Time: 14:30 - 19:00
Venue: De Havenloods, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

A meetup we're co-hosting with Timo Hoogland for everyone interested in creative coding with the Max/MSP programming environment!

Sannety > "Polyrhythmic sequencer in Max", Jaromir Mulders > "Art Machines Audiovisual Piece", Maija Anttila > "Bass Clarinet & Live Electronics", Sem Shimla > "Live Tutorial: Glitch Pixel Shader & Envelope Follower", also there'll be some networking, a patching-Workspace, Q&A, drinks, food & more patching!

PRICE: €5,- (pin ONLY)

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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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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.

PRICE: €15,-, buy your TICKET

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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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