Upcoming Events and Workshops

Through ongoing public events and workshops Brooklyn Research serves as a technology-driven hub for interdisciplinary research, innovation, and learning in the heart of Brooklyn. We support Research Groups working in a range of fields and problem spaces. Our workshops offer artists, designers, and engineers unique access to tools and knowledge that can extend and inform their practice in new ways.

GLSL shaders in TouchDesigner

July 14, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM$120-$99

This workshop will cover the creation of shaders in GLSL in TouchDesigner, for more flexibility and performance in image, video and 3d objects processing and generation. Though applied to TouchDesigner, the knowledge can be reused in any environment supporting GLSL shaders. The workshop is aimed at people who already have some experience of TouchDesigner.

Instructor

Vincent Houze - uses modern computer graphics techniques to create interactive art, performances, and large-scale multimedia installations. His practice centers on dynamic simulations and systems in which simple rules give rise to complexity, richness, and realistic motion in his work.

Houzé was born and raised in Paris, where he studied computer science and graphic design. Before embracing interactive art he has worked in Paris and London as a visual effects designer for films, commercials, and video games. He now lives and work in New York, where he was previously a member at NEW INC, the New Museum incubator for art and technology. Houzé’s recent work was exhibited among others in the last editions of the Day for Night Festival in Houston, at Google I/O 2017, and has been featured in a number of online magazines such as the Creators Project and Creative Applications Network.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the classes taught?

Classes are taught at Brooklyn Research facilities on the 6th Floor of the old Pfizer Building, right in the heart of Brooklyn. The address is 630 Flushing Avenue but the main entrance is at 28 Tompkins Avenue. The building is easily accessible from the G train (Flushing Ave station) and from the J/M trains (Flushing Ave station).

Do I need to bring anything?

For most classes, laptops will suffice. Each class has its own set of prerequisites listed in the course description, with instructions on how get setup prior to the the start of the workshop. There will be a half hour period before the start of each workshop that is highly recommended for anyone unsure if they are set up properly.

Do you offer financial assistance?

We unfortunately do not offer financial assistance or scholarships at this time. We are a small organization with limited resources at the moment and are actively looking for ways to create sponsorships both internally and with outside sponsors. As an organization, we want to encourage diversity within our workshops and in general, so please bear with us as we search for a way to make this work and check back with us on our site or our newsletter for when we are able to offer financial assistance for workshop attendees!

Can I lead a workshop or talk?

If you would like to teach or have a subject which you would like to present, we would love to hear from you! Fill out our form to tell us a little more about yourself and what you are thinking for your workshop or talk.