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Presented by: Derivative en colaboración con INTUS
Place: Casa MUTEK.MX – Fraternidad de la Universidad de la Comunicación
Dates: Monday and Tuesday, November 20 and 21
Schedule: 9 – 16H

Links: Derivative INTUS Fee: $400 MN

Due to the recent earthquake, the dates of the festival and all its events have been changed. Please check our webpage for more info.

FULL QUOTA: the selected participants to take the workshop will be notified by email.

Experience Level:
Beginner with some Intermediate

Workshop Instructors:
Ben Voigt and Greg Hermanovic (Derivative) with Gilberto Castro (INTUS)

Workshop Coordinator:
Isabelle Rousset

Schedule: 9 – 16H (includes 40 min lunch break)
Monday: demos, open discussion and tutoring from 16-19H.
Tuesday: social/meetup 16-18H


Join the Derivative team and special guests this November for our first MUTEK MEXICO TouchDesigner workshop. For anyone interested in mastering the fundamentals and attaining a working knowledge of TouchDesigner quickly this is the time and place. This workshop will have a focus on visualization techniques in TouchDesigner taking its cue from MUTEK’s tradition of attracting innovative artists who make visuals for music.

TouchDesigner is a real-time visual development platform that can be used for creating interactive media systems, immersive/projection mapping environments, music visuals, building custom applications and UIs and for the rapid-prototyping of creative impulses.

While workshop registration is limited to 20 active participants there will be space for a few observers to drop in and follow along with the workshop. Reserve your spot now to avoid disappointment.

Following the workshop on Tuesday we invite the community gathered in Mexico to join us for a ‘happy hour’ from 16-18H to meet and chat.


Equipment that participants need to bring along

Laptop Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and up or Apple macOS 10.11 and up. While we do support Integrated Intel Graphics (HD4000 and up) we do recommend a discreet GPU of the NVIDIA GeForce 600 or AMD HD 7000 Series and up. Make sure all drivers are up to date. You will also need a 3-button (or 2 button with clickable scroll wheel). See System Requirments on the Derivative wiki.

Prepare Your Laptop

Please install the latest build of TouchDesigner 099 here. If you haven’t updated your graphics drivers in a long time, it would be a good idea to check for new ones at or

Open TouchDesigner to make sure everything is working. If this is the first time running TouchDesigner on this laptop it will ask you to create a key. You will need to be a member at to create a key, you can here.

Prepare Yourself: Watch/Study These Tutorials

To get the full value of this workshop we recommend familiarizing yourself with TouchDesigner by watching (ideally working along with) these video tutorials:

On the Derivative wiki: “First Things to Know About TouchDesigner” Part 1 and Part 2
And for the keeners we recommend Matthew Ragan’s Yale Workshop


We build and manage interactive integral art experiences, marketing and communication with state-of-the-art technologies and high-flying results. We develop unique projects with custom design solutions of strategic consultants, creativity and cutting-edge technologies. We have an integral process of creative services, talent and expertise to produce, manage and successfully run the development of projects with interactive software.



Presented by: MUTEK.MX
Location: Fábrica
Dates: November 24 and 35
Horarios: 20.30 – 4H

Links: f: /FusionMexicoOficial ig: @fusionmexico
The Nocturne program presents installations from different studios and artists that create an impulse to the local scene, one responsible to develop projects that contribute to build bridges between art and technology.

INTUS pres. Tezcatl

The integration of a system of elements as the obsidiana, mirrors, lasers and computers create a piece based on reflection and personal immersion. The stone, protagonist of our Edition 14 campaign, is considered the mirror of the soul and sets out our fears and helps to channel them. The metaphorical and aesthetic bond between elements generates a luminous installation that wants to “unlock the coded light within the darkness”.

Paolo Montiel pres. Superposition

Light navigates through the organic elements submerged under water. Crystal quartz stones that follow a light path with sound and rhythm that reveals the intrinsic properties of the materials that might be exacerbated or mitigated, as the reaction to the numerous events leading to anxiety and the recovery of calm as the path is partially deciphered on the current clashing of events in the world.

Dreamo pres. Tilt Gallery

A virtual digital art gallery made up from national and international talent, part of the MUTEK.MX festival. A producing VR house specialized in 360 degree contents are the pieces from a platform called Tilt Brush (a medium in which the artists can three-dimensionally paint with VR as the kernel). The room is a canvas, the palette the imagination; infinite possibilities.

Cocay Studio pres. Synchronic Dimensions

This piece is a reference to the physical hypotheses of parallel independent universes; this experience is generated through a luminous tunnel that takes the shape of a hole in space and time, which allows us to travel at the speed beyond that of light and connects us to the present, past and future.

La Cité pres. Sanctuaire

Sanctuaire is about Mexico City. A place full of such a special own energy. It is a source of inexhaustible inspiration. This city benefirs from a special and very potent vibre, product of many factors (some provoked) from its inhabitants. From afar, the city characterizes from its chaotic indecipherable movement. To undestand this, one has to move closer, to realize that this chaos is the manifestation of millions of individual actions. Sanctuaire is the visual display of a mystic energy that transcends its guests.



Presenta: HolaWave Studio
Lugar: CASA MUTEK.MX – Av. Mexico 200, Hipódromo Condesa
Fechas: Del miércoles 22 al jueves 24 de noviembre
Horarios: 15 a 19H

Enlace: HolaWave.Store  Entrada libre


Boutique de museo y un espacio cultural enfocado a la tecnología en el arte y la música ubicado dentro del Centro Cultural de España en México. Nuestra principal misión es acercar a diferentes públicos a la producción artística desde la música a la investigación, a través de distintas tecnologías e instrumentos musicales no convencionales.


En el marco de DIGI LAB organizado por MUTEK.MX junto a HolaWave.Store creamos HolaWave.Studio un espacio abierto cuya metáfora se basa en un típico “home studio” de algún productor, músico o dj, para que distintos públicos puedan romper la barrera y acercarse de manera accesible a un cuarto de juegos para explorar la creatividad a través de herramientas sonoras.

Este espacio lo haremos en colaboración y con el apoyo de distintas marcas de tecnología musical involucradas en el día a día de miles de creadores alrededor del mundo. Además tendremos charlas y asesorías buscando dar respuesta y múltiples puntos de vista dentro del tema “De la Composición al Performance”.

How It Works:

Rent 1 hour of HolaWave.Studio with up to 5 friends where you can compose, experiment, play and record all the plugged instruments we have available for you. Besides using them, you can get help from the experts of brands like Elektron, Arturia and Ableton, as well as the HolaWave staff.

Please bring your hard drive to record your session.


Symbolic price: $100 MN. Includes using two equipments during a one-hour session, usage and meterial recording aid + a special edition HolaWave poster and a gift package from our sponsors.

Rent your studio time here.

Available recording equipment:

Elektron Octatrack MKII
Elektron Digitakt
Make Noise 0-Coast
Make Noise Shared System
Roland TR-08 Boutique
Roland JP-08 Boutique
Roland TR-09 Boutique
Korg MS20 Mini
Korg Minilogue
Korg Monologue
Arturia Minibrute
Arturia Microbrute
Arturia DrumBrute
Arturia MatrixBrute
Arturia AudioFuse
Dubreq Stylophone
Ableton Push 2
Ableton Live

*Recording equipment changes without notice


TRANSLATIONS: Sound Experimentation Workshop

Presented by: Fundación Alumnos47 and SAE México
Place: Alumnos47 Móvil, Dr. Mora, Alameda Central
Dates: WORKSHOP: October 28 and November 4, 11, 18 | SHOW PREMIERE November 25

Links: SAE MX Free Entrance

Due to the recent earthquake, the dates of the festival and all its events have been changed. Please check our webpage for more info.

By trying to create a digital creative process in a public space, this workshop is directed by Gabo Barranco (AAAA) and is the joint endeavor of a foundation dedicated to contemporary art and an institute specialized in digital production techniques. The objective is the following: to create conscience of the possibilities that art and technology can bring together through the creation of a show inspired in the City itself.


Theoretical and practical workshop which seeks experimentation by using sounds captured by transducers around Mexico City; this in order to create pieces using urban life itself. The subjects will be setup for live shows and some techniques for processing analogue signals in the digital world.

Perfil del Participante

This workshop is for people with or without previous experience in sound processes. Eager for knowledge and with a bias for electronic music, sound experimentation, audio production, synthesis or producers on the look for new ventures.

FULL QUOTA: the selected participants to take the workshop will be notified by email.

Gabo Barranco (AAAA)

Saturday, November 25. Dr. Mora, Alameda Central


1st Module: Saturday, October 28

Introduction and Presentation:
-Very brief history of electronic music
-From concrete music (1930) to IDM (190)
-Modern trends and styles
-Timeline of electronic music instruments and its context

Brief Introduction to Sound Basics
Harmonies, Tone, Frequencies
Introduction to Synthesis, substractive, granular
Use of effects

Recording and Sampling

2nd Module: Saturday, November 4

Objectives and Creative Processes:

Oblique Strategies (Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt)
Creating from experimenting
Advantages and disadvantages of having numerous studio and live alternatives

Assembly/Practice II
Digital Processes with Paul Stretch

3rd Module: Saturday, November 11

Little demo of how to set up a live act; analogue and digital processes, session setup and how they are made from available instruments.

Assembly/Practice III

SAE Practice: Saturday, November 18

Show: Saturday, November 25


S.E.E.D: [Stellar Emissions Encapsulation Device]

Presented by: Abierto Mexicano de Diseño and Centro
Place: Museo Franz Mayer
Dates: October, 18 to 29 as part of AMD (Monday, October 23 closed)
Schedule: 10 – 17H

Links: AMD Centro OFFF Free Entrance

Dear friends and fans of S.E.E.D. and MUTEK Mexico,

The past few weeks since September 19th have been difficult, to say the least. Many thousands of people have been deeply traumatized, and we at team S.E.E.D. had been preparing to share our immersive art therapy platform to bring light and healing to the people of Mexico City.

After working with S.E.E.D. at Franz Mayer Museum during the Abierto Mexicano de Diseño and the following week, and through a workshop and conference at CENTRO, we must now announce that unfortunately, due to several logistical issues, the piece will not be a part of MUTEK.MX 2017. We are honored to have been invited to be involved with such a diverse and acclaimed program of cutting edge digital art. Even though we will not be showing S.E.E.D. we will always support MUTEK in whatever way we can and encourage you to celebrate with them from November 22nd through the 26th.


Devin Fleenor – Team S.E.E.D.

S.E.E.D. brings an algorithmic exploration of time, space and the physical senses to Mexico City. Lasers and mirrors create three dimensional geometric light structures reverberated by analog video feedback.  The many reflections of the participants are synthesized, processed, and glitched creating a captivating, yet minimal psychedelic experience.

An eight-foot magnesium, acrylic, and glass cube, the piece is activated and modulated by human interaction. Participants do not control S.E.E.D.; rather they converse with this autonomous “machine entity” using motion sensors, infrared cameras feeding facial recognition, and a hexagonal haptic pressure sensitive interface on the face of the cube.
The experience is grounded in an immersive quadrophonic sound field.  Both sonic effects and musical landscapes are generated by the lasers themselves, which are in turn reacting to the environment.  S.E.E.D. has a personality of its own, with a distinct voice, behaviors, moods, and reactions.  S.E.E.D. also understands the mood of the participant.  Positive emotion is monitored and remembered, using artificiel intelligence to adapt its algorithms to give the user more of what they like.
S.E.E.D. is conceived of as an art form with therapeutic potential: drawing from neuroscience research demonstrating that music, light, art, movement, and creativity can generate new neural pathways and enhance neuroplasticity.
Fleenor is partnering with Dr. Sri Krishnan, Professor and Dean of Biomedical Signal Analysis in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto.  Starting at MUTEK.MX, we will begin collecting biofeedback data.  Dr. Krishnan and his team of graduate students will analyze the generated data with the intention of demonstrating significant physiological changes and improved wellness.  S.E.E.D. has potential as a tool for healing in those who suffer from brain trauma, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, PTSD, autism, and other neurological conditions.

S.E.E.D. was presented as an installation in progress from October 18 to 29 in Museo Franz Mayer.

For more information, visit or follow him on Instagram: @epicdevin



Presented by: Newton Fund and the British Embassy in Mexico
Location: Casa MUTEK.MX – Fraternidad de la Universidad de la Comunicación
Dates: November 23
Schedule: 18H

Links: Newton Fund Innovation Nights UKMX

FUTURE CITIES in Innovation Nights UKMX by Newton Fund

An encounter which aims to create a direct link of understanding and collaboration between different stakeholders of relevant topics for the social and economic development of Mexico; this event includes academia, think-thanks, ONGs, researchers and private industry. The public policies and innovation progress in several topics have a sustainable and long-term perspective by enriching many projects from different efforts that we can see through integral quick solutions. That is why the Newton Fund proposes Innovation Nights from their own field of work: energy, healthcare, future cities, agro-technology; all of this coming from social innovation.

Antonio Olvera from INJO Innovation

Sebastián Sposito, Google
Enrique Zapata, Digital Strategy for the Mexican Presidency
Bernardo Rivera Munozcano, Laboratorio para la Ciudad
Alexa Zorrila, World Resources Institute

Required Registration:
Anyone who is interested, please email: Depending on availability, you will receive a confirmation.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

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