The Creative Code Jam is a monthly gathering of artists, makers, designers, coders, performers, learners and anyone interested in the use of computing skills for artistic expression. The jam is an opportunity to meet likeminded people and get creative together in a relaxed and safe environment.
Creations can range from live visuals and custom VJing tools to visual art and generative design, art installations, net.art, interactive art, projection mapping, sound art and much more.
Our focus is on collaboration between disciplines, spontaneity and experimentation, so making mistakes is not only okay, it's actually encouraged!
And you don't need to be a coder yourself! We are all about the intersection of disciplines so let us repeat this: this event is NOT just for coders! :) If you think you might enjoy building machines that make art, you will have fun!
If you're just getting started, the following video gives a rather comprehensive overview of what creative coding can look like: http://video.pbs.org/video/2322911761/
During the jam, participants from various backgrounds are encouraged to team up and produce new work together. We also often propose exercises that foster creativity, collaboration as well as an exchange of skills between attendees. If there is interest, we may give short a introduction on a topic related to creative coding. The format is open so if you want to suggest an activity, please let us know! If it fits, we will make it happen :)
SAFE SPACE POLICY
The Creative Code Jam is free and open to all, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, social situation or religion. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free creative space where everyone feels comfortable expressing themselves. We expect you to respect and contribute to this environment.
The full text of our Safe Space Policy can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/safespacepolicy .
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Bring your imagination, your computer, interesting books for inspiration, fancy hardware, quirky materials, etc. Snacks to share are also always a good idea :)
DO I NEED TO SPEAK GERMAN?
We speak mostly English so international guests are more than welcome! Our team also speaks French, Italian, Spanish, Finnish and German :)
WHERE IS IT?
Co-up Coworking space Adalbertstr. 7-8
(back of the compound, to the left, across from white mailboxes)
Note: Our friends at Co.up coworking are kindly providing the space for free. You can thank them by buying one of their 1.50€ drinks.