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Creative Coding Utrecht (CCU) is a recurring meetup and growing community of coders, developers and people generally interested in the creative possbilities of code & technologies. Please join us in exploring how 21st century skills create new expressions that shape our world. CCU is made possible with the kind support of our sponsors: https://www.meetup.com/Creative-Coding-Utre... (https://www.meetup.com/Creative-Coding-Utrecht/sponsors/)

CCU is a meetup that aims to open up the field of creative code, digital design, and artistic technologies. We invite artists, makers, coders, designers, thinkers and anyone interested to join us and present their work. By offering an informal meeting place for people we aim to connect the local communities and present their practices to a larger audience. We believe that sharing projects, work-in-progress, challenges, failures and successes, helps to get a grip on the multiplicity of technologies and networks that are embedded in our lives. Creative Coding Utrecht is meant as a place where work and inspiration is shared by the local community and people feel empowered to give these emerging technologies a try. By exploring the possibilities of algorithms to create expressions we aim to make these technologies accessible and develop a vibrant community that fosters conversations about how art and technology can have a positive social impact on all layers of society.

Upcoming events (2)

ART MACHINES Festival

De Havenloods Utrecht

The Machines are coming: not to overthrow us, but to make art with us, to work with us, to dance with us. The ART MACHINES Festival is here to mend your relationship with the robots, the glitches, the algorithms. From the 7th to the 11th December, de Havenloods will transform into an interactive site for the whole family: take a stroll, have a bite, rewire your creative circuits.

The immersive art exhibition will be open every evening to captivate your senses, featuring impressive pieces such as Studio Marpi’s projections of fantastical creatures that have charmed visitors all over the world. A movie night, an immersive concert and a new edition of the Algorave will constellate your evenings with mesmerising audio-visual marvels. Want to learn more about how to make your own boundary-breaking digital artworks? Workshops, talks, and tours will run throughout the festival for professionals and beginners of all ages.

Program:

  • 7-11 Dec - Exhibition: Marpi Studio, Edwin van der Heide, more tba.
  • 8 Dec - Movienight in collab with Hoogt on Tour & LIMA
  • 9 Dec - AV-Performances: Grigory Gromov and MengXuan Sun & Zhiping Bian
  • 8-9 Dec - ITERATIONS: Creative Coding Symposium with talks and workshops for students and professionals: iterations.online
  • 10 Dec - Algorave: Attrique Orgeat, digital selves, Flor de Fuego, sasj, and t.mo.
  • 10-11 Dec - Workshops for the young generation (12+)

Get tickets for the events right here: Stager Ticketshop

Funders and partners: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Utrecht, Fonds Cultuurparticipatie, Plat4Mation, VOGELFREI, De Havenloods, De Stadsjutters, House of Pint, Hoogt on Tour, LIMA.

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Algorave (ART MACHINES)

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We’re back with another Algorave! Expect a full immersive experience, where the growing community of live coders take the stage and showcase its diversity of expressions. Dance on the algorithms created on the spot by polyhedric visual artists and musicians, merge with sensational visual effects.

Line-up: Ephemeral Lunch Box / Niels Janssen / Heavy Lifting / Blaž Pavlica / Lil Bleep / digital selves / Flor de Fuego / t.mo / Sasj / Attrique Orgeat

Date: Saturday 10 Dec
Time: 22:00 - 2:00
Location: De Havenloods, Utrecht → VOGELFREI
Tickets: €10,-
Visit the ticketshop here.

This event is part of ART MACHINES, a festival to mend your relationship with the robots, the glitches, the algorithms. Funded by: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Utrecht, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, Plat4Mation.

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A/V Performance night (ART MACHINES)

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