Roy Gerritsen (1980) is founder and creative director of Boompje studio. A small design boutique build on passion and focused on music-related visuals.
After graduating (with honors) from the Utrecht school of arts (HKU), Roy devoted his time to music visualization. First through the medium of print (doing design work for cd covers, party flyers and vinyl sleeves) and slowly moving into the more complex medium of animation, motion graphics and creative coding.
He is driven by his passion to innovate and determined to create a synergy between design and technology. Roy is co-founder of the newly formed Amsterdam based, yfx lab and currently is focusing on building generative design systems within TouchDesigner.
Rémi Lapierre began his career as an analyst programmer but quickly decided to pursue a career in the arts instead. He first studied comic books at University of Québec in Outaouais and received an MFA at NAD -UQAC, University of Québec at Chicoutimi.
His multi-disciplinary background allowed him to simultaneously pursue software design and the expressive logic of digital creation. Over the past five years he has worked with different artists and businesses to build a variety of projects, including interactive live shows in the dome of the Société des Arts Technologique de Montréal, interactive virtual singer and virtual reality pipeline tools for movie studios. These projects have been achieved largely using TouchDesigner and Unreal Engine.
Ulysses Popple is a live visual artist who uses real-time coding to make projections. He's a member of livecode.nyc, a collective of musicians and artists who use code in their live performances. Popple specializes in solo or small team development for responsive, interaction-based experiences. He is an expert in selecting the most appropriate tools for the task and delivers projects within strict timeframes. His previous clients include, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, HBO, and the NBA. Based in New York City, his personal projects have been installed in New York City, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.
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.