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Workshop: Livecoding Visuals with Hydra

Livecoding music and visuals is becoming increasingly popular. Join this workshop to learn Hydra, an open source platform for live coding visuals. Lead by Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo, an accomplished designer, programmer, and artist, and visualist in the livecode band Codie.

Livecoding is an international movement organized around algoraves– experimental multimedia nights where music and visuals are produced though coding live. Usually performers project the code they use to generate sound and visuals as they play.

Attendees will learn about live coding as a practice and as a community and hear about a variety of approaches for creating live coded visuals. Then dive into the nuts and bolts of Hydra, one of the community’s most popular tools.

Hydra is a platform developed by Olivia Jack for live coding visuals, in which each connected browser window can be used as a node of a modular and distributed video synthesizer. Sarah will teach you to make visuals live with your computer and embrace process, errors and community in one fell swoop. In the process you’ll find out more about shaders, video synthesis and taking your code up on stage. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to perform a live code set with Hydra.

Livecoded Visuals made with Hydra by Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo and Olivia Jack.

For little inspiration and to see what Hydra is capable of dig into Oliva Jack’s twitter stream, and check out this piece of live coded music and visuals from Codie.

Livecoding with Hydra Workshop
Monday, June 3rd 2019
Eyeo Festival
Minneapolis, MN

For complete details and to register visit the Eyeo Festival workshop page.

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