TouchDesigner Workshop

TouchDesigner Workshop
Date / Time:
Sunday Sept 10 – 4:30-7pm
C3-153 (Arts Center upper floor, near IM Lounge)
For NYUAD Community and by invitation – rsvp to
Workshop description:
In this workshop you’ll be introduced to TouchDesigner (, a powerful node-based visual programming tool for creating interactive media works. You’ll get to know the interface, be introduced to the extensive use-cases, and be ready to begin prototyping your next interactive project.
This is for absolute beginners coming from any background, whether it be design or programming. Ideal for interactive media and theater students, or anyone looking to expand their knowledge in node-based  software.
No knowledge of code is needed. Bring a laptop (preferably Windows but Mac will be fine for our exploration), ideally a 3-button mouse and have access to a web cam (in-built or external doesn’t matter!).

Artist bio:

Harshini J. Karunaratne is a Sri Lankan-Peruvian digital artist working at the intersections of film, theatre and technology. Rooted in a practice of artistic research and performance, she develops projects that explore themes of eco-grief, gender, the body and afterlife. Harshini’s explorations are centered in the visual, combining a background in photography with VJing, utilizing Resolume and TouchDesigner primarily to create interactive and real-time performances.

Harshini has had her work shown in the UAE, Italy, Germany, Japan, Peru, Greece, at the FILE Festival in Sao Paulo, Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada and at Art Dubai. Based in Berlin, Harshini works with TimeLab, a transmedial studio for artistic research. She is also a lecturer at the University in Europe for Applied Sciences and at SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, specializing in media theory and performance studies. She is also the organizer and lead curator for MANIFEST:IO, a symposium for new media and electronic art that launched in Berlin in February 2023.

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