What we're about

We are a diverse community of people interested in the use of computing skills for artistic expression. Whether you are a seasoned artist or a hobbyist, a coding wizard or a beginner, a long time fan or just curious, this group is for you!

Our mission is to spread knowledge about computational art, build bridges with other disciplines, support each other's projects and, maybe, inspire you to start your own... :)

MINDSET

Our meetups are free and open to all, regardless of age, origin, gender or experience. They are an opportunity to meet likeminded people, share inspiration and get creative together in a relaxed and safe environment. Beginners and first-timers should feel especially welcome!

WHAT IS CREATIVE CODING?

Artists have used computer code to create everything from surreal landscapes (https://vimeo.com/143076578) and machines that sing love songs (https://vimeo.com/133428328) to 3D printed clothes (https://vimeo.com/113504527) and jarring critiques of our society (https://vimeo.com/131357384).

Not so long ago, pioneers like Lillian Schwartz (https://vimeo.com/98960229) or Vera Molnar (https://youtu.be/kilg2TEmWh0) had to learn obscure languages to talk to the machine. Today, languages and tools like Processing (https://processing.org/), OpenFrameworks (http://openframeworks.cc/) or VVVV (https://vvvv.org) are specifically designed for artists. Some basic skills can even be learned in an hour (http://hello.processing.org/). Conferences (http://retune.de/) and festivals (http://fiberfestival.nl) all over the world (http://resonate.io/), as well as specialized websites (http://www.creativeapplications.net/) showcase the vibrant scene of creative technology.

In case you want a quick overview, this short video from PBS (https://youtu.be/eBV14-3LT-g) is a splendid introduction.

SAFE SPACE POLICY

We support the Berlin Code of Conduct (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/).

Please make sure you agree with its content.

HISTORY

Our group began in 2012 as a Processing meetup, under the umbrella of OpenTechSchool (http://www.opentechschool.org/). It was renamed “Creative Code Berlin” in 2013. In 2016, we opened our own meetup group to make it easier for us to organize events and for the community to follow them. Read about our past events (https://creativecodeberlin.github.io/Stammtisch/).

TEAM

Creative Code Berlin is organized by Abe Pazos, Rachel Uwa, Ramin Soleymani and Raphaël de Courville.

CONTACT

Questions and feedback are welcome. Please write to team.ccberlin@gmail.com or shout random words at us on Twitter: @CreativeCodeBLN (http://twitter.com/creativecodeBLN)

Upcoming events (4+)

Creative Code Jam [LIVE @ CO-UP]

co.up coworking

The Creative Code Jam is a monthly gathering of artists, makers, designers, illustrators, coders, musicians, performers, learners and anyone interested in the use of computing skills for artistic expression. The event is free and open to all, regardless of age, origin, gender or experience. The jam is an opportunity to meet likeminded people and get creative together in a relaxed and safe environment. Beginners and first-timers should feel especially welcome!

NOTE: Find the covid rules at the bottom.

NOTE 2: Due to construction, the space is currently only accessible via the temporary walkway located at Adalbertstr. 5-6 (next to the Kreuzberg Merkezi building). For a map and more detailed instructions, see https://co-up.de/about/ or watch this video

SO WHAT'S GOING ON EXACTLY?
Participants are encouraged to team up and produce new work together. Our focus is on collaboration between disciplines, spontaneity and experimentation.

We sometimes propose exercises that foster creativity, collaboration as well as an exchange of skills between attendees.

The format is open and we like to keep it experimental so if you want to suggest an activity, please let us know! If it fits, we will make it happen :)

A NOTE ON DIVERSITY
We do our best to create a welcoming environment for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. People from group generally underrepresented in open-source, art, and technology fields are warmly encouraged to come by. And if you don't belong to an underrepresented group yourself, we kindly ask you to pause for a minute and think of a friend who does and would enjoy this meetup, and invite them to join... seriously, just stop reading and do it 🙈

SAFE SPACE POLICY
We support the Berlin Code of Conduct:
https://rubyberlin.github.io/code-of-conduct/
Please make sure you agree with its content.

ACCESSIBILITY
Co.up rooms are located on the third floor, so we will happily provide assistance with the elevator to those you if you need it. Please let us know in advance as there is an elevator key in the space. We're very sorry to say that co.up's bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible, but there are some accessible bathrooms nearby, including at the Wilhelm Liebknecht/Namik Kemal Bibliothek, Möbel Olfe, and Südblock.

DO I NEED TO SPEAK GERMAN?
We speak mostly English so international guests are more than welcome! Our team also speaks French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish and German... though language availability may vary depending on which organizers are present :)

CONTACT
Raphaël de Courville
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[masked]

Or shout random words at us on Twitter: @CreativeCodeBLN (http://twitter.com/creativecodeBLN)

Creative Code Stammtisch [LIVE @ CO-UP]

co.up coworking

The Creative Code Stammtisch is an open conversation between artists, makers, designers, coders, performers, learners and anyone interested in the use of computing skills for artistic expression. The event is free and open to all, regardless of age, origin, gender or experience. Beginners and first-timers should feel especially welcome! You don't have to be a coder yourself 😃

NOTE: Find the covid rules at the bottom.

NOTE 2: Due to construction, the space is currently only accessible via the temporary walkway located at Adalbertstr. 5-6 (next to the Kreuzberg Merkezi building). For a map and more detailled instructions, see https://co-up.de/about/ or watch this video

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
There is a time for people to present something if they want to, followed by informal discussions. Every topic is fair game, from net art to computational design and interactive installations all the way to wearable electronics and generative literature... It's a whole evening packed with fun, inspiration and human connection.

Join us on Friday and see for yourself, ask questions if you want, contribute with your comments and maybe show a project you're working on. We're looking forward to meet you all!

Note that this event is NOT just for coders! If you like art and/or technology, you will certainly enjoy yourself, and perhaps even learn something!

A NOTE ON DIVERSITY
We do our best to create a welcoming environment for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. People from group generally underrepresented in open-source, art, and technology fields are warmly encouraged to come by. And if you don't belong to an underrepresented group yourself, we kindly ask you to pause for a minute and think of a friend who does and would enjoy this meetup, and invite them to join... seriously, just stop reading and do it 🙈

SAFE SPACE POLICY
We support the Berlin Code of Conduct:
berlincodeofconduct.org (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/)
Please read and make sure you agree with its content.

ACCESSIBILITY
Co.up rooms are located on the third floor, so we will happily provide assistance with the elevator to those you if you need it. Please let us know in advance as there is an elevator key in the space. We're very sorry to say that co.up's bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible, but there are some accessible bathrooms nearby, including at the Wilhelm Liebknecht/Namik Kemal Bibliothek, Möbel Olfe, and Südblock.

DO I NEED TO SPEAK GERMAN?
We speak mostly English so international guests are more than welcome! Our team also speaks French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish and German... though language availability may vary depending on which organizers are present :)

CONTACT
Raphaël de Courville
[masked]
+49 (0)[masked]

Or shout random words at us on Twitter: @creativeCodeBLN (https://twitter.com/creativeCodeBLN)

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The featured artwork of the month is by Richard Boeser (https://richardboeser.com/).

We'd love to feature your work on the cover for the next Stammtisch! Please send an image at [masked]

Creative Code Jam [LIVE @ CO-UP]

co.up coworking

The Creative Code Jam is a monthly gathering of artists, makers, designers, illustrators, coders, musicians, performers, learners and anyone interested in the use of computing skills for artistic expression. The event is free and open to all, regardless of age, origin, gender or experience. The jam is an opportunity to meet likeminded people and get creative together in a relaxed and safe environment. Beginners and first-timers should feel especially welcome!

NOTE: Find the covid rules at the bottom.

NOTE 2: Due to construction, the space is currently only accessible via the temporary walkway located at Adalbertstr. 5-6 (next to the Kreuzberg Merkezi building). For a map and more detailed instructions, see https://co-up.de/about/ or watch this video

SO WHAT'S GOING ON EXACTLY?
Participants are encouraged to team up and produce new work together. Our focus is on collaboration between disciplines, spontaneity and experimentation.

We sometimes propose exercises that foster creativity, collaboration as well as an exchange of skills between attendees.

The format is open and we like to keep it experimental so if you want to suggest an activity, please let us know! If it fits, we will make it happen :)

A NOTE ON DIVERSITY
We do our best to create a welcoming environment for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. People from group generally underrepresented in open-source, art, and technology fields are warmly encouraged to come by. And if you don't belong to an underrepresented group yourself, we kindly ask you to pause for a minute and think of a friend who does and would enjoy this meetup, and invite them to join... seriously, just stop reading and do it 🙈

SAFE SPACE POLICY
We support the Berlin Code of Conduct:
https://rubyberlin.github.io/code-of-conduct/
Please make sure you agree with its content.

ACCESSIBILITY
Co.up rooms are located on the third floor, so we will happily provide assistance with the elevator to those you if you need it. Please let us know in advance as there is an elevator key in the space. We're very sorry to say that co.up's bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible, but there are some accessible bathrooms nearby, including at the Wilhelm Liebknecht/Namik Kemal Bibliothek, Möbel Olfe, and Südblock.

DO I NEED TO SPEAK GERMAN?
We speak mostly English so international guests are more than welcome! Our team also speaks French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish and German... though language availability may vary depending on which organizers are present :)

CONTACT
Raphaël de Courville
[masked]
[masked]

Or shout random words at us on Twitter: @CreativeCodeBLN (http://twitter.com/creativecodeBLN)

Creative Code Stammtisch [LIVE @ CO-UP]

co.up coworking

The Creative Code Stammtisch is an open conversation between artists, makers, designers, coders, performers, learners and anyone interested in the use of computing skills for artistic expression. The event is free and open to all, regardless of age, origin, gender or experience. Beginners and first-timers should feel especially welcome! You don't have to be a coder yourself 😃

NOTE: Find the covid rules at the bottom.

NOTE 2: Due to construction, the space is currently only accessible via the temporary walkway located at Adalbertstr. 5-6 (next to the Kreuzberg Merkezi building). For a map and more detailled instructions, see https://co-up.de/about/ or watch this video

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
There is a time for people to present something if they want to, followed by informal discussions. Every topic is fair game, from net art to computational design and interactive installations all the way to wearable electronics and generative literature... It's a whole evening packed with fun, inspiration and human connection.

Join us on Friday and see for yourself, ask questions if you want, contribute with your comments and maybe show a project you're working on. We're looking forward to meet you all!

Note that this event is NOT just for coders! If you like art and/or technology, you will certainly enjoy yourself, and perhaps even learn something!

A NOTE ON DIVERSITY
We do our best to create a welcoming environment for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. People from group generally underrepresented in open-source, art, and technology fields are warmly encouraged to come by. And if you don't belong to an underrepresented group yourself, we kindly ask you to pause for a minute and think of a friend who does and would enjoy this meetup, and invite them to join... seriously, just stop reading and do it 🙈

SAFE SPACE POLICY
We support the Berlin Code of Conduct:
berlincodeofconduct.org (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/)
Please read and make sure you agree with its content.

ACCESSIBILITY
Co.up rooms are located on the third floor, so we will happily provide assistance with the elevator to those you if you need it. Please let us know in advance as there is an elevator key in the space. We're very sorry to say that co.up's bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible, but there are some accessible bathrooms nearby, including at the Wilhelm Liebknecht/Namik Kemal Bibliothek, Möbel Olfe, and Südblock.

DO I NEED TO SPEAK GERMAN?
We speak mostly English so international guests are more than welcome! Our team also speaks French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish and German... though language availability may vary depending on which organizers are present :)

CONTACT
Raphaël de Courville
[masked]
+49 (0)[masked]

Or shout random words at us on Twitter: @creativeCodeBLN (https://twitter.com/creativeCodeBLN)

***

The featured artwork of the month is by Richard Boeser (https://richardboeser.com/).

We'd love to feature your work on the cover for the next Stammtisch! Please send an image at [masked]

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