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.

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.

UPCOMING

Live webinars

We organize live webinars for different creative programming methods and tools. You are the experts in the field. If you want to host a webinar. Just get in contact with us. We will be happy to put it online and push it out!

13 Aug 2020

TD Sprechstunde 2

The Touchdesigner Sprechstunde Berlin is an open consultation opportunity with our TD instructors.
20 Aug 2020

Intermediate : Rest in Peace – Working with Web APIs in TouchDesigner

In this two hour webinar, you will learn from Wieland Hilker how to parse data
21 Aug 2020

Procedural graphics with vvvv beta

A vvvv beta graphics webinar

E-learning

Courses

Online courses are perfect to offer students a structured learning path through their lessons.  We are currently working on two online courses for TouchDesigner and vvvv (Beginners and Intermediate), however it will take a bit more time before we can present them to you.

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.

Starting at 120 EUR

Beginner : GLSL in Touchdesigner I

Understand how GLSL shaders work in Touchdesigner and unleash the beauty of mathematics with VanTa.

Coming Soon

Intermediate : GLSL in Touchdesigner II

Expand your understanding of GLSL shaders in Touchdesigner with VanTa.

Coming Soon

Beginner : Sequence Shows and Installations in

Learn how to safely sequence generative scenes in live or automated shows and installations with TouchDesigner.

COMMUNITIES UNITE

Online meetups

The NODE Institute organizes and hosts regular user meetups for the generative and computational design scene.

TouchBAR Revival #1

13 Aug 2020
We miss you. Let's get together for a beer and
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VVVV Midweek Patch Therapy

19 Aug 2020
Come discuss what ails your vvvv patches and projects or
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#6 Worldwide VVVV Meetup

25 Aug 2020
Meet the worldwide vvvv community! Learn about projects, contributions and
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VVVV Midweek Patch Therapy

2 Sep 2020
Come discuss what ails your vvvv patches and projects or
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VVVV Midweek Patch Therapy

16 Sep 2020
Come discuss what ails your vvvv patches and projects or
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TD Roundtable XI

24 Sep 2020
The Touchdesigner Roundtable Berlin is a meeting point for creatives
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ABOUT

Background

This is pre release and intermedia webpage of The NODE Institute with the mission to empower the visual programming communities. We felt the urge to provide a home for the visual programming communities all over the year. As our main event NODE Forum for Digital Arts happens only every 2nd or 3rd year, it became clear that we need a platform to extend the festivals massive workshop program throughout the year. The Institute works closely with its sister, the media art festival NODE Forum for Digital Arts

We are all about the exchange of knowledge and inspiration. We host regular user meetings for the vvvv, TouchDesigner, Noitch VFX and other creative communites in our studio in Berlin and worldwide over the internet.

We organise workshops and webinars and connect educators with students, clients with experts, problems with solutions. Learn more about our consulting services here!

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.