NODE 17: Designing Hope

NODE 17: Designing Hope

Portfolio: Live Visuals
giugno, 26º 2017, 12:00 am | luglio, 2º 2017, 12:00 am
June 26 - July 2, 2017

Mousonturm, Frankfurt Germany, studioNAXOS, Frankfurt Germany, Concord Raum, Frankfurt Germany, Tatcraft, Frankfurt Germany, Frankfurt, Germany

Who shapes our hopes today? What are the means and goals used to translate our fears and desires into images that incite feelings of hope? What role does the design of technological infrastructures play?

Between collective hopes for a better, peaceful life in the Global Village on the one hand, and feelings of disempowerment in the face of a more complex digitized environment on the other, NODE17: Designing Hope sets out to discuss the responsibility and potential of technology and design practices.

NODE Forum for Digital Arts in its 5th rendition invites you to take part in a week long exploration of creative technologies. From 26th June – 2nd July Mousonturm, Naxoshalle, Robert Johnson, Yachtklub and other satellites turn into vibrant hubs for open exchange, hands-on experiments and reflection.

Come around, play, explore, learn, enjoy and get your hands dirty!

Workshops: Creative Coding Education and Making with vvvv

The one-week workshop programme defines software programming not from a technical and functional perspective, but focuses on creative techniques and possibilities. Based on the visual development environment vvvv ( participants will learn about ‘Creative Coding’, a worldwide established term in the digital design process. Creative Coding extends the expressive repertoire of creative disciplines by using the potential of digital technologies. The workshops address students, researchers, creators and makers from a range of domains, such as theatre, arts and music as well as interaction design, architecture and many, many more.

The spectrum of genres and involved media is multifaceted covering interactive installations with gesture and skeleton tracking, projection, light and sound, or Virtual Reality experiments, internet based applications and 3D printing.

NODE is a hub for Creative Coders of the open-source community congregating around the software toolkit vvvv. Here they meet to exchange and discuss their knowledge and know-how. The interested public is not only cordially invited to meet and be inspired by our international experts at NODE’s open hackspace, but can also make their first hands-on experiences in one of the beginners workshops.

With García, Christian Loclair (Waltz Binaire), Christian Engler & Jens Alexander Ewald , David Morasz, Ekaterina Danilova (IdwyR), EveryoneIsHappy , Intolight , Joreg (vvvv group), Kobakant, Natan Sinigaglia , Sabrina Verhage & Carolien Teunisse , SchnelleBunteBilder , Woeishi Lean and many more



NODE17 Opening Performance with Rainer Kohlberger ‘Brainbows’ , Andi Otto & MD Pallavi – live, Leo Hofmann ‘Teleprompter Paradise’

Fixing the now, for now- Live Concerts and Dj sets with Avbvrn live, Carly Simon (MMODEMM), FM Aether (MMODEMM) and The Hacking Orchestra (KISD)

3D Sound Performances

NODE17 Closing with Paula Temple & Jem the Misfit ’Nonagon II’, Lucy Railton & Peter Zinovieff ‘RFG’ , BBB_ ‘I’d rather be an Iphone’, Lightstorm ‘Aximixa’


Opening – Monday 26 June / 18:30

With projects by Adam Harvey, Alacoque Ntome, Amelia Marzec, Amelie Hinrichsen, Awuor Onyango, Benjamin van Bebber, Burak Arikan, César Escudero Andaluz, Eden Mitsenmacher, Else Tunemyr, F.A.T. Lab, Felix Kosok, Florian Egermann, Heath Bunting, Jared Onyango, Jeremy Bailey, Kathia von Roth, LAb[au], Lauren McCarthy, Leo Hofmann, Lilian Nejatpour, Martìn Nadal, Marshmallow Laserfeast, Melisa Allela, Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson (Kobakant), Milad Forouzandeh, Mohsen Hazrati, Neue Dringlichkeit, onformative, Pinar Yoldas, Simon Weckert, Tega Brain.

Designing Hope – Symposium + Barcamp

HOPE is nothing that we just wish to have. HOPE is professionally designed.

Under this premise, this year´s NODE symposium is very pragmatic and fundamental in the first topic: How is hope designed? What are the foundations of its design? What are the technologies to create hope? What are the design-patterns? Insights from neuro-science, pedagogy and psychotherapy as a guide for designers, developers, writers, activists and artists. Also to give a clear foundation to questions like: Is there hope? Who shapes our hopes? And why? And how can we avoid despair and burn-out when following our hopes?

Discussions with Michael Hirdes, Jacob Lefton, Benedikt Groß, Maria Yablonina, Gaynor O’Flynn with Fabian Scheidler, Maren Urner, Kris DeDecker, Johanna Disselhoff, Elisabeth Wegner, Jacob Lefton, Michael Hirdes (CCC) and many more.

Choreographic Coding Lab Nairobi / Frankfurt in collaboration with Motion Bank & Goethe Institut

In cooperation with Goethe Institut Nairobi and Motion Bank, eight Kenyan and Germany based artists are invited to develop a project for NODE17. Starting point was the dialogue on the relationship between movement and technology and its application in modern and contemporary dance, theatre and performance as well as an intercultural context. The project kicked off in Nairobi earlier this year. We are excited to showcase the results of the collaboration at this year’s NODE17.

With Alacoque Ntome, Amelie Hinrichsen, Awuor Onyango, Benjamin van Bebber, Else Tunemyr, Jared Onyango, Leo Hofmann and Melisa Allela.

Hackathon ‘Jugend hackt’ in cooperation with Open Knowledge Foundation &

NODE invites the pioneers of tomorrow: young programmers from age 12 – 18 join the leading tech experts and get in touch with an international community of creative programmers. In the three day hackathon, the participants will learn the skills to re-appropriate technology in a creative way.