Summit 2019

45 Workshops | 21 Talks
Labs | Performances

In association with

17 - 19 Aug




Workshops (Saturday)

Philippe Dubost

With the help of light, video, smoke, and mirrors, Philippe Dubost has always tried to balance technical research with his creative endeavors. On top of a very rational generalist engineer education (Nantes) he has spent a lot of time working on personal projects to implement his left brain ideas. He now works on short films and installations, merging the physical and virtual world through light to create the unexpected. He continues to be inspired by the things from his childhood including, music, animation, poetry, skateboarding, and fireworks.

His personal projects have led him to great encounters. First, at MESO studio (Frankfurt) and then at Moment Factory (Montreal), where he is now dedicating his time to reach new emotions and experiences through media and technology. He is on a perpetual quest for inspiration with the help of his friends and teammates, to develop concepts and prototypes that stir his imagination.

Esra Özkan

Esra Ozkan is the director and curator of bang. Art Innovation Prix by ArtBizTech. She has played an active role in various units at art galleries and museums and has taken part in many local and foreign exhibitions both as a curator and director since 2011. Currently, she is focused on research that draws technology, art, and science together on philosophical grounds, within the context of digital art.

Jakob Povel

Jakob Povel is a graphic designer by profession and a nerd at heart. Since discovering a way to integrate real-time graphics into his design concepts, he has left the standard graphic design tools, which he had been using for over a decade, behind.

It all began with a batch script game he made that showed him the power of programming.

From there he took a leap using various techniques that suited the task, from writing macros in AutoHotkey to using TensorFlow to create art. After discovering TouchDesigner while researching how to connect the Kinect he was able to present his VR experience Structure at the TouchDesigner Summit in Berlin in 2018. This was the first TouchDesigner project he made, but definitely will not be the last.


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.