Ruokun Chen is the founder and CEO of Digital FUN (creative studio), as well as the President of the Chinese TouchDesigner Community. His studio has taken part in multiple large-scale projects including the Volkswagen CC Launch (Shanghai), the Audi A8L Launch (Hainan), the Lululemon “1000 People Yoga” event (Beijing), and the performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Vancouver). He has experience as a technical developer and a special effects designer.
In December 2018, Digital FUN organized the first TouchDesigner forum in Shanghai, which lasted seven days and included Ben Viogt, as well as many artists from Japan, Greece, and Russia. More than 7000 people attended the event.
Corey Schneider is an Australian multimedia artist and programmer, currently residing in Berlin. Schneider works on the software team at WHITEvoid where he uses TouchDesigner every day in the ongoing development of control software for kinetic light installations.
Schneider’s creative practice began with music. He studied audio engineering at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and performed often in Melbourne, initially playing drums and later experimenting with live electronic music, DJing, VJing. Eventually he began practicing in the field of technical production for independent films, audiovisual performances, and interactive installation art.
Quentin Bleton works at Moment Factory as a Solution Architect. He has used TouchDesigner as a teaching platform, mostly for shaders. He is interested in using shaders to bypass traditional performance bottlenecks in TouchDesigner and finding creative, out of the box applications for shaders. He is particularly interested in the versatility of geometry shaders.
350 TouchDesigneurs coming from all the corners of the world.
The Summit takes place on the beautiful and spacious Couer des Sciences / UQAM campus in Montreal centre-ville very close to Place des Arts. We will be occupying several spaces in the campus, but the main entrance and registration will be in the “Chaufferie” building which will also act as the ‘lab’ or community space. Please see attached map for access routes.