The workshop focuses on the creation of computer generated artwork that is algorithmically determined.

Using a computer program to set a visual system which can be set in motion with some degree of autonomy contributing to or resulting in a complete work of art.

This means that the participants are no longer going to focus on creating a unique work of art but a process of creation that can generate many variations on the same system on the same set of algorithms. There are various definitions of algorithm depending on their context but for this case we defined as a list of instructions for solving a problem.

Participants will learn the basics to build their own autonomous system based on probability and randomness.

Fierst Day
Introduction to visual elements in 2D and 3D, participants will build their own visual scene.

Second Day
Introduction to probability and randomness, participants will set their visual scene in motion with some degree of autonomy.


The workshop is dedicated to anyone interested in new technologies as artistic tools, interaction designer, graphics designer, musicians, media artist, VJ's and in general for people interested in visual arts. It’s not any background knowledge.


You should bring your Apple or Windows computer with installed software
Max Msp [trial version is 30 days free and full functional]
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Basic interaction: mouse and keyboard
Duration: 2 days, 12 hours
Level: Basic

workshop w/ Tobias Reber as part of "Taktung Festival" 20 - 23.04.2015 Zurich Switzerland

Past workshops


Luis Sanz | Algorithmic Composition | Workshop

as part of "Generate!", Festival für Elektronische Künste
w/ Niculin Barandun
17th - 18th october 2015
Schlachthausstraße 13, 72074 Tübingen Germany

Luis Sanz | Algorithmic Audiovisual Composition | Workshop

as part of "Taktung Festival"
w/ Tobias Reber
20th - 23th of april 2015
Grubenstrasse 15, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland


Luis Sanz | Generative Visual Tools for Musicians and Visualists | Lecture

as part of "M4Music"
29th saturday march 2014
Schiffbaustrasse 3, 8005 Zürich Switzerland


Luis Sanz | Custom Software Interfaces for Real Time Visuals | Lecture
9th saturday November 2013 at 14:00–18:00
Kiff, Tellistrasse 118, 5000 Aarau Switzerland

Luis Sanz | Videokultur Visual | Lab
as part of "Poolloop" Festival
Starkart Gallery and Rote Fabrik, Trauerstrasse 126, 8004 Zürich Switzerland