Intermediate : Rest in Peace – Working with Web APIs in TouchDesigner
About this Course
We all love TouchDesigner for the creative mess it allows us to create. Everything connects to everything and it’s easy to experiment in unforseen ways. However, for every TouchDesigneur comes the moment, where she/he wants to tame the creative chaos and get ready to perform a show on a big stage, and suddenly one exiting patch is not enough.
Or you have to make sure that this beautiful, yet fragile interactive masterpiece of yours is working every day of the week from seven in the morning until eight at night.
There can be no doubt that the internet is the most important medium of our days. Learn how to use data from Web APIs in your interactive installations or performances.
Wieland Hilker will guide you through the process of content acquisition from open Web APIs. Once you understood the basics, you can integrate Instagram posts, weather data or tweets in your TouchDesigner projects. This workshop will explain basic concepts that help you to move on yourself, not just simple recipes that work for only one website.
About the Instructor
The Berlin based creative developer is a fellow at the The Node Institute and well known to the community as Alphamoonbass.Berlin – a steady source of useful tools and components with that special Python sauce. Wieland is a certified event technician and has worked for the Deutsche Oper just as enthousiastic as he does for his artis collective sound9 and the diverse indy theater productions he is involved with in different roles.