“Media Creation and Performance with TouchDesigner, Presentation”


Media & Studio Arts Symposium

Affecting Change in the World, New Tools for Media Creation and Performance

Media Creation and Performance with TouchDesigner, Presentation 

February 13, 2018 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Greg Hermanovic: Derivative

Brief Description: TouchDesigner is an application development tool for making interactive experiences, architectural projections, puppeteered characters, music visuals, video servers, data visualizations and installation art. TouchDesigner has been used in projects for Walt Disney Imagineering, the films Gravity and Alien Covenant, WhiteVOID’s Kinectic Light System, Cirque de Soleil (Volta),  Day For Night FestivalPrada, Google, MIT Media LabBlizzcon, Amon Tobin’s ISAM,  PlastikmanRush and many more.

We will look at a variety of projects made with TouchDesigner and the architecture and capabilities of the software, plus some of its new features.

We will also look at how TouchDesigner is used by students, researchers and educators for a wide variety of pursuits in academia and coursework.

Presenter Bio:

Greg Hermanovic co-founded and leads Derivative, the creators of TouchDesigner. Greg is an engineer and designer who has worked in interactive realtime 3D graphics since 1974. He drew his first pixel on a CRT display in the mid-Atlantic Ocean during a 1974 UN global weather research project. For the US Space Shuttle’s CanadArm robotic manipulator, Greg helped develop the astronaut training simulator and control system. Greg co-founded and is a partner of Side Effects Software, makers of Houdini, where he received two Academy Awards for the advancement of procedural visual effects tools in the film industry. He also does experimental live visuals for small electronic music events.