Machine Learning is taking over as a new means for creative and artistic practice. Many platforms already exist that make it relatively easy for programmers to use and integrate in projects. Nevertheless, as mere users of these platforms, we are often left with a superficial understanding of how the algorithms truly work and what the possibilities and potentials of a given model are. This workshop primarily aims to fill in some of these conceptual gaps and provide a gentle introduction to how machine learning works and how it can be implemented from scratch.
After this foundation is established workshop presenters, Darien Brito and TIm Gerritsen, will demonstrate TDNeuron, an open-source effort they want to share with the community. It offers enough tools to dive deeply into the algorithms of machine learning or to use them from a high level without worrying too much about the details. The instructors will show how these algorithms can be implemented and used natively in TouchDesigner.
TDNeuron will soon be open-sourced online. Brito and Gerritsen want to invite all enthusiasts of the project to contribute their ideas, remarks, comments, and code.