photo by WORM Rotterdam

Live Coding Visuals mit Hydra – CANCELLED!

The developer of Hydra, Olivia Jack, gives a workshop in Live Coding Visuals for everyone interested in visuals, programming, music and video art.


21.03.2020, 10:00-17:00

Venue: HeK Eventroom

Admission: 60 CHF / 40 CHF (red.)


For more information on
Hydra: github.com/ojack/hydra ;
Live coding: toplap.org

photo by Olivia Jack

Hydra (https://hydra-editor.glitch.me/) is a web-based coding environment for creating visuals in real time. Inspired by analog video synthesis, Hydra makes it easy to combine multiple visual sources  (oscillators, cameras, application windows, video streams) in order to create live visual compositions. Rather than a series of knobs and buttons, hydra uses computer code as a language for interfacing with the computer, routing and transforming multiple visual streams by combining sequences of code.  The workshop will introduce participants to the practice of live coding – the creation of visuals and sounds via programming in real time – and treat the process of writing code as a creative and exploratory practice, rather than a "tool" with deterministic results.

Specific topics covered include: 
- Introduction to live coding and video synthesis 
- Analogies between synthesis of sound and image: oscillation, frequency, modulation, pattern 
- Audio-reactivity and audiovisual collaboration 
- Video feedback and chaotic systems

There is no prior experience necessary. 
The workshop is open to anyone with interest in: live visuals, music, programming, video art. Participants should bring a laptop and a webcam (if possible). 

For more information: 
Hydra: github.com/ojack/hydra ;
Live coding:  https://toplap.org/ 

Olivia Jack is a programmer and artist who works frequently with open-source software, cartography, live coding, and experimental interfaces. She is the developer of Hydra, a platform for live-coding visuals inspired by analog video synthesis. In Bogotá, she works with the performance laboratory ATI-erra, creating interactive visuals for dance and theater. She has also created software and interactive installations for CultureHub Art & Technology Center, el Museo de Bogotá, and Oakland Museum of California. Originally from San Francisco, she currently lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. 

Live Coding Visuals mit Hydra – CANCELLED!