Live coding visuals with Hydra – Shelly Knotts

Shelly is hosting a workshop 10-1pm, Friday morning, 22 Feb, this focuses on on live-coding visuals using Hydra –

Hydra is a platform for live coding visuals in Javascript, in which each connected browser window can be used as a node of a modular and distributed video synthesizer.

Inspired by analog modular synthesizers, these tools are an exploration into using streaming over the web for routing video sources and outputs in realtime.

Multiple visual sources (oscillators, cameras, application windows, other connected windows) can be transformed, modulated, and composited via combining sequences of functions.

Shelly Knotts

Shelly Knotts produces live-coded and network music performances and projects which explore aspects of code, data and collaboration in improvisation. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, she performs internationally, collaborating with computers and other humans.