ITP Camp 2021

*NEW TIME* Glitches, noises, errors: Real-time video processing with TouchDesigner

Session Leaders: viola🎻

Tags: #touchdesigner #beginner #noise #realtime #theory

Created By: viola🎻


What are glitches if not partial errors, indication of technical malfunction in digital technology? How do we understand glitches in digital art, how do we create and participate? In this session, we will be diving into writings and theories that critically engage with glitch and glitch aesthetics, and discuss glitches, noises and errors in photography, video art and digital production.

After the presentation, I will show a demo on TouchDesigner, a node-based visual programming tool, introducing some of my favorite tools to create data-moshing, slit-scanning, and other visual effects with live video feed. This is a beginner-friendly session, no previous TouchDesigner or coding experience required!

If you prepare to follow along, install the software and get a non-commercial license for free by visiting here.

What is TouchDesigner?

(From Wikipedia) TouchDesigner is a node based visual programming language for real time interactive multimedia content, developed by the Toronto-based company Derivative. It's been used by artists, programmers, creative coders, software designers, and performers to create performances, installations, and fixed media works.