Software : Max Msp
Duration: 2 days, 12 hours
Level: Basic

The workshop focuses on the creation of computer generated artwork that is algorithmically determined.

Using a computer program to set a visual system which can be set in motion with some degree of autonomy contributing to or resulting in a complete work of art.

This means that the participants are no longer going to focus on creating a unique work of art but a process of creation that can generate many variations on the same system on the same set of algorithms. There are various definitions of algorithm depending on their context but for this case we defined as a list of instructions for solving a problem.

Participants will learn the basics to build their own autonomous system based on probability and randomness.

Fierst Day
Introduction to visual elements in 2D and 3D, participants will build their own visual scene.

Second Day
Introduction to probability and randomness, participants will set their visual scene in motion with some degree of autonomy.


The workshop is dedicated to anyone interested in new technologies as artistic tools, interaction designer, graphics designer, musicians, media artist, VJ's and in general for people interested in visual arts. It’s not any background knowledge.


You should bring your Apple or Windows computer with installed software
Max Msp [trial version is 30 days free and full functional]
download link:

workshop w/ Tobias Reber as part of "Taktung Festival" 20 - 23.04.2015 Zurich Switzerland