It's Time For The Third GenArtHackParty

GenArtHackParty brings together artists and technologists to spend an intensive day building generative art that runs in the browser.

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About the event

Artworks will be created in Javascript using libraries such as p5.js, and three.js. They will all run in the browser, and will be featured and archived on this website. Past GenArtHackParties are online: #001, #002.

Although we have "gen art" in our name, participants are not limited to generative art alone. This is about visual imagery, viewed and shared online. We're inspired by work like Medusae, the Zen Photon Garden, or A Particle Dream.

We encourage experimentation, iteration and openness. In the spirit of collaboration, your work will be projected on the walls throughout the event. Steal from each other. We encourage it!

GenArtHackParty is inclusive. Although some experience programming will be an advantage, we welcome participants at all levels. We've had two of the audience choice projects come from people who wrote their first ever line of code at the GenArtHackParty

We will have workshops the evening before the event: beginners will learn p5.js, experienced coders will learn how to build GLSL shaders like these. Then, on Saturday we hack all day until our opening party in the evening.



Friday March 18, 2016 Workshops starting at 7PM


Saturday March 19, 2016 Doors and breakfast at 9AM, hacking from 10AM-7PM


Saturday March 19, 2016 The opening party starts at 7:30PM


The Gen Art Hack Party is taking place at the Whirlscape offices in downtown Toronto. 71 King Street E, 3rd floor. Near King subway station.


Gen Art Hack Party is organized by Xavier Snelgrove, who is also teaching the GLSL workshop.

The p5.js workshop will be taught by Jordan Shaw, a creative technologist and artist in Toronto.

Stewart Jackson will be the resident coffee expert, pumping out espresso to keep you powered.

GenArtHackParty is always supported by an awesome team of volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering or have any other questions Please don't hesitate to reach out.


Whirlscape Tineye

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Past GenArtHackParties

2013 GenArtHackParty #001, #002.

Last year's archived projects are here.

That's it! See you at the event.