April 7th, Stammtisch #108
58 ppl, at Wooga
Introduces Symbiotism, a collective for interactive and immersive art. Vision is to create a Berlin-based coliving space.
First event coming up at Kollage Kollektiv
Shares graduation project as a creative technologist: A friendly introduction to Creative Coding through Analog Techniques
Started from her own feeling of not “getting” coding. Interviewed other people who come from a non-coding background. Developed a thesis on how to make coding more accessible, including by analog techniques.
Asks for advice on how to get rich and famous with a book.
If you wanna be a tester for the book, Rita is interested in feedback. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martina is a Developer and Creative Coder working on visuals
The Blob Story: Inspired by slime mold
Started with some renders then built a solid frame covered in lycra fabric made with 3D printed joints. Internal mechanism driven by Arduino
tried different materials, went from lycra to liquid latex
Blob reacts to people nearby (and terrifies some children)
Cymatics: Water mixed with soy sauce, reacts to a speaker underneath. Live performance with Szczeczin Philharmony.
Co-organizing a creative coding summer camp with Nikita and Alessandro
First weekend: probably in July. Lectures, workshops, 48 hours of jamming.
Second weekend: performance, audio-visual shows, exhibition from participants
contact: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply to organize a lecture or a workshop: https://tinyurl.com/3htjvkaa
To apply to exhibit your work or to perform: https://tinyurl.com/52pat6wd
== announcements ==
Nikita is looking for audiovisual artists to collab: meetups? work with Berlin Modular Society? Live perform?
Kazik: Lighthouse is opening a new place called Khroma,
His installation will be on show.
Live coding performance at Prachtsaal with artists friends from New York.
Alma: Looking for a flat or a room
Sebastian: Unity Berlin is looking for a QA engineer for mobile products, full time remote or in Berlin
.. Looking for a job as developer
.. PhD at his university in Munich: music and machine learning
Sarah: Panda platforma does new visual DJ open jam on April 14, 20-23h
== break ==
Joined the Tiny Code Christas challenge last December. Got inspired by a creative coding tutorial for Rust so started with Rust. Programmed many variations on cubes!
Rust creative coding framework: Nannou https://nannou.cc/
Semi-practical application: visualize notes played on a harmonica
Discovered creative coding through Generative Gestaltung, and then Touch Designer, to which he is addicted. Now does a sketch 2 days each week.
Now moved on to building one website each day. Then one GLSL sketch a day. (but also leads to burnout)
Currently creating one thing a week: https://matthiasmeissen.substack.com/
Doing distance fields graphics hatched for plotting.
Gabor explores techniques for plotting 3D scenes using shaders.
Using twglJS as WebGL minimal framework https://twgljs.org/
Gabor found inspiration on papers like Suggestive Hatching to desing a solution to draw lines and edges following the surface of the shapes with flow fields.
The pipeline is a 1st past with raymarching, 2nd pass with surface normals, 3rd pass with lighting. Based on the pixel information, then build the flow lines in GPU so the lines can be converted into plottable coordinates.