San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
November 9 - 10, 2013
10am - 5:30pm
From projection-mapping to interactive environments, VVVV is the code-free programming toolkit that opens up a world of creativity with video.
Whether your canvas is a whole building, your bedroom wall or something... stranger, VVVV will extend your creativity into the third and fourth dimensions. You'll learn to create with motion, audio, shaders, and interaction, and be confident working with projectors and the Kinect. After completing the course, you'll be able to take your ideas off the screen and out into the real world.
Who is the course for?
- Creative technologists
- Interactive architects
- Live visualists
VVVV is a powerful toolkit of media technologies, hosting a glut of built in functionality, tools and examples. Using a real-time interface you can create generative, aesthetic and functional systems without using code, but also without constraints. It can interface with almost anything you want, it can generate almost anything you want. There aren’t any other media toolkits that can perform so much ‘out of the box’, having you projecting Kinect tracked video onto buildings or controlling robot arms from Twitter in days rather than weeks. The true power of the tool lies within the elegance within which it makes its features available.
- A hands on ‘by the seat of your pants’ tour of VVVV's features and how to get started with each bit. Create a mental map of the VVVV landscape through experience, so every bit of new learning can be hooked onto an explained element of the system
- Be able to work with VVVV and a projector
- Be able to map content from inside your computer onto real world objects using a projector
- Understanding of VVVV fundamentals
Your Tutor: Elliot Woods
Elliot is half of Koreo-Brittanic interaction design studio Kimchi and Chips, as seen in Wired, Endgadget and the BBC. He's a leader in the international projection mapping scene, creating the tools and techniques used from experimental art projects to multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. Elliot has taught professionals, students, children and led the professional projection mapping course at VVVV's own digital arts forum.
When & Where
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.
We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.
Our courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic. Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!
Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. For directions, please see our website: http://madlab.org.uk/find-us/