The new vvvv equips you with visual object-oriented programming. Extend your node menu with any .NET library. Anything you need for your interactive installations.

TouchDesigner is a visual development platform that equips you with the tools you need to create stunning realtime projects and rich user experiences.

ONLINE PRESENTATION

FUSE Release

FUSE is a new library for visually programming on the GPU, built to enable rapid workflows and modular approaches to accelerated graphics, logic and computation. 

After the roadmap presentation in December 2020 you are now invited to join the core development team of FUSE to celebrate the first preview release of the library. We will take an introductory tour of what has been produced and discuss future directions for The FUSE Lab.

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OPEN CALL

VR Worlding for Planetary Emergency – Apply now!

The ongoing climate disaster puts many worlds in imminent danger. But conveying the entanglements of the more-than-human relations is an arduous task. Playful approaches can directly affect our sensory faculties beyond the realm of power and knowledge. The »stretching senses school« is an education-as-research project at the Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin (TA T) attached to the exhibition Stretching Materialities, co-partnered with the Node Institute Berlin

Through this workshop-based contribution to the exhibition, we intend to foster collaboration between anthropology and immersive interaction design. We will engage with research creation in order to raise awareness of the public on the multiscale and embedded interconnections between humans and other earthly beings.

Dynamic immersive experiences mapped onto a physical space are at the core of the exhibition »Stretching Materialities« of the MoA project Object Space Agency. At the center of the roundly shaped exhibition space, a portal-like VR elevator is built. With it, the visitors can hitch rides across temporal and spatial scales. We envision this device as a platform for collaboration. We want to extend and to share this toy with other artists, programmers and digital activists who are interested in stretching senses and blending physical and virtual in hybrid setups — to produce compelling experiences which will help to challenge our anthropo-centered imaginations and acknowledge our hypo-subjectivities in the face of the climate crisis.

The members of the school will receive a compensation for their time, and accept to take part in the activities and complete the production of research creation artworks. They will be given the opportunity to exhibit their results and to collaborate on interdisciplinary research publications. The design mentors of the school will share their experience, lead the team members to produce research and design works, in collaboration with the scholars of the project »Object Space Agency« at »Matters of Activity«. Node Institute is providing the support of its community of practitioners.

We intend to build a community of ›members‹ which will pursue its activities in the years to come, fostering playful and excessive collaborations between ecological humanities and digital designers.

Learn more about this exiting opportunity here:
https://www.matters-of-activity.de/en/activities/6301/

Events

Upcoming and past events from our series of online workshops and other happenings.

14 Sep 2021

Release Presentation: FUSE

FUSE is a library for visually programming on the GPU, built to enable rapid workflows and modular approaches to accelerated
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28 May 2021

Shiny generative graphics with

This online workshop is for generative artists who start to explore the power of vvvv gamma's 3D Engine (VL.Stride)
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27 Apr 2021

10. worldwide vvvv meetup

Meet the worldwide vvvv community! Learn about projects, contributions and initiatives.
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Recordings from NODE 2020

30 vvvv gamma workshops

We have been putting together an extensive program of workshops around vvvv’s creative coding techniques for the 2020 edition of NODE Forum for Digital Arts.  Here are the recordings! Beyond Sound and Visual, Introduction to Computer Vision, Machine Learning in vvvv, Generative Design Algorithms, Machine Learning with RunwayML, Audible Data and many more…

E-learning

Courses

E-Learning courses are suited perfectly to offer students a structured learning path through their lessons.  We are constantly adding new courses, often topics where we see users struggling with. 

Starting at 30 EUR

Machine Learning for Interaction Designers

This workshop is for interaction designers who work with the visual programming environment vvvv.  The online workshop by Seb Escudié will introduce you to tools enabling you to leverage machine learning capabilities in your own vvvv patches. 

Starting at 30 EUR

Timeline your data in vvvv using VL.Kairos

This four hour workshop was recorded live on March 30th 2021. Kairos a new tool to structure your data in vvvv. It also introduces a vast range of possibilities for managing live data and controlling your applications. Learn directly from the developer Natan Sinigaglia.

Free

The NODE20 VVVV Workshop Bundle

30 vvvv workshops. 90 hours of learning. Brought to you by the most experienced vvvv instructors and the vvvv developers. Recorded at NODE20 Forum for digital Arts.

Free

Start : Visual Programming with TouchDesigner I

This free introduction gets you started with the visual programming environment and flattens the learning curve considerably.

Coming Soon

Beginner : Visual Programming with TouchDesigner II

You will learn how to design and realize interactive projects in the visual programming environment TouchDesigner.

Coming Soon

Intermediate : Visual Programming with TouchDesigner III

You will learn how to work with Sensors, Motion Tracking, Lasers, Python Scripts, API Data, 3D Projection Mapping and Lighting Control.

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Start your own webinars AND E-Courses

Want to share?

This platform is made for you and your business to learn and share  expertise in production pipelines, realtime animations and sound, creative coding, computational design, creative technologies. You name it!

We are happy to help making your knowledge visible and learnable to new talents and new game changers. If you feel like this is your platform. Hey great! Drop us a line.

ABOUT

Background

This is pre release and intermedia webpage of The NODE Institute with the aim to provide a home for the visual programming communities.

We work closely together with the Frankfurt based  NODE Forum for Digital Arts and provide continuous learning opportunities between their festival editions.

We are dedicated to the exchange of knowledge and inspiration. We organise workshops and webinars and host user meetings for the vvvv, TouchDesigner, Notch  and other creative communities in our studio in Berlin and worldwide through online participation of the same.

We connect educators with students, clients with experts, problems with solutions.

Learn more about our consulting services here!

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The NODE Institute at Wipperstraße / Berlin

Let’s be honest. If you do what we do, you do it because you love it. And that’s what makes it so rewarding to meet likeminded people that dedicate their talents to explore the borderlands of art, technology, performance and programming. 

To enjoy each others company, to share inspiration, to come up with new projects, to help each other out and to chat about something completely different.

We enjoy facilitating these encounters, live in our studio in Berlin and worldwide.

Our mission is to complement the great wealth of user generated tutorials with an organised learning path suited for professionals.

As a platform we connect students and educators in a way that benefits both.

Educators can spend more time on creating learning materials and help students when they get paid. 

Students will be able to aquire certificates, backed up by industry professionals that actually mean something when looking for a job.

United we stand, divided we fall. 

We don’t believe in competition. We  believe that great talents will want to create great work together and make a living. That works better together than against each others. 

Call us hippies if you want, but we want to contribute to a world where people respect each others work and viewpoints and help each other to grow. Where people think critical about the state of the world, their work andour common future.