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CCU Art Machines
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Date: Saturday December 7 2019
Time: 20:00 - 03:00
Venue: De Nijverheid, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

ART MACHINES is an audiovisual club night that presents installations and live performances of artists that work on the cross section of art, technology and music. At the new cultural hotspot de Nijverheid Creative Coding Utrecht brings together the history of media art with the avant-garde of digital culture. We invite upcoming and established artists who'll take the audience on a mind-blowing experience that triggers all your senses.

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CCU17++ Creative Coding Meetup at Havenloods

Date: Thursday October 24 2019
Time: 19:45 - 22:45
Venue: De Havenloods, Nijverheidsweg 6, 3534 AM Utrecht

Join us to meet the local creative community and explore new expressions made with data, code and hardware. Think of visuals, music, apps, digital design, VR, games, new instruments, literature, spatial design, datadesign, or (...) if you want to present your project, prototype or work-in-progress get in touch we’d like to know what your work on and what inspires you!

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Shader Showdown Seminar

Date: Sunday September 15 2019
Time: 14:30 - 17:00
Venue: Sensor Lab, Plompetorengracht 4, 3512 CC Utrecht

On Sunday afternoon Shader Showdown finalist Flopine gives a seminar about the basics of shader coding. Later on, Showdown competitor Evvvvil takes over for a codejam-style shader session. During this session visitors (that's you!) are warmly welcomed to ask questions, ask for advice on existing code, or try some of the techniques that Evvvvil is famous for - and he'll make sure to explain things in easily understandable terms.

PRICE: €15,-, buy your TICKET

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Creative Coding Workshops Fall 2019

Date: 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Oct, 11 Oct
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Stichting Het Wilde Westen, Everard Meijsterlaan 1b, 3533 CK Utrecht

Do you want to learn the basics of creative coding and do experiments on a weekly basis? From September onward CCU offers 4 different 8-week courses to learn creative coding and hardware hacking. And for those who want a challenge, we've also developed a course in which you'll experiment with AI and a plotter. Visit Het Wilde Westen for more information (Dutch only).

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Website Het Wilde Westen

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Uitfeest: Shader Showdown at de Neude

Date: Saturday 14 September 2019
Time: 12:00 - 22:30
Location: Neude, 3512 AE Utrecht

We open the new cultural season with live coding battles and closing live coding performance of Hip Hop band Panda Zooicide in the center of Utrecht. For those who want to get their hands dirty, we'll also host a shader coding seminar on Sunday…

CCU joins forces with Urban Dance Festival Freedom City to host a free party at de Neude. At this public city square we host a variety of dance and code battles. We've invited a variety of coders to perform their skills in a battle to live code the most amazing visuals in a timeframe of 25 minutes. This battle is also known (especially among the game- and demoscene subcultures) as the "Shader Showdown".

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Uitfeest: ART MACHINES - Talks & Demo's

Date: Sunday September 15 2019
Time: 13:00 - 13:45
Location: Academiegebouw Universiteit Utrecht, Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht
How to find us: In the hall the first room on the left..

For the occasion of het Uitfeest CCU invites artists to give insights in the development of the installations and performances they'll present in December at ART MACHINES, an experimental audiovisual concert night at De Nijverheid venue. During Culturele Zondag artists present their work-in-progress and we'll reflect on the importance of reinterpretation of media art as a learning and conservation strategy for media art.

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CCU is a community founded in 2017 by Carolien Teunisse and Fabian van Sluijs with the goal to stimulate digital creativity and creative coding in Utrecht and beyond.

Through a variety of activities such as workshops, meetups, performances and exhibitions we bring together the community of makers (artists, designers, researchers, developers, performers, musicians) to share knowledge and collaboratively explore the artistic potential of self-made soft- and hardware for creating expressions.

In framing our activities we employ a postdigital perspective in which we make no distinction between 'old' and 'new' media and reflect on 'digital' creativity as part of a long tradition around arts and crafts. In this context Creative Coding Culture is interesting as it's thoroughly hybrid and composed of practices so diverse that its meaning is in flux. As such we research and reflect on what creative coding is and can be, in order to look for new and anti-disciplinary methodologies that can help shape our contemporary society in a fair and positive way.


Fabian van Sluijs - artistic director
Saskia Freeke - programme & lead-education
Carolien Teunisse - education
Sietse van der Meer - communications
Mariska Berrevoets - pr & marketing


Walter van den Eikhof
Janna de Feiter

Advisory board

Michiel Pijpe
Prof. Dr. Ann-Sophie Lehmann
Gert Franke
Véronique Hoedemakers


Iris Jansen - producer
Bram Snijders - technical producer
Costanza Tagliaferri - intern
Tanja van Zoest - creative producer
Tanja Busking - videography
Vincent Schrijnemakers - photography
Benjamin Hull - photography
Benjamin van Vliet - editor
Axelle van Wynsberghe - nomadic researcher
Myrthe van der Boom - fundraising advisor


Stichting Creative Coding Utrecht
Mailing address: Krugerstraat 96, 3531 AS Utrecht
E-mail address: info@creativecodingutrecht.nl

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CCU is made possible with the support of:

Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Lemonaid Charitea
Gemeente Utrecht
Sensor Lab