René Christen. Creative Technologist, Artist and co-founder of Code on Canvas.

Hi all, I just co-founded Code on Canvas with colleague Lukasz Karluk. Please check out the new site – it’s likely to be updated more regularly than this one!

Our second Creative Coding Sydney meet-up will be this Sunday. Plenty of space at the studio so please do come along! Flyer below…


CC_SYD Meet-up #2
News / July 22, 2015

Just realising how late I am posting this as a workshop I am running at the MCA this Saturday is already sold out. If you’ve already got your ticket I’ll see you there!

Zina Kaye’s SpaceFolding will be exhibiting again at this years Vivid Festival, opening tonight! Be sure to check it out. Zina has added some members to the team that have put together a great classical yet generative soundscape for the piece.

Recently Historic: Australian Electronic Arts, curated by Monika Brooks will be on again at Gaffa Gallery from January 8th. I will be showing Inanimata again alongside some other great work. Come along to the opening if you’re in Sydney.

If you’re going to be at at ISEA in Dubai this year be sure to check out Zina Kaye’s SpaceFolding – an installation that I helped out on along with DV Rogers, Mr Snow and Dave Towey.

I’ve been working with a talented team to help realise DV Rogers’ Domus, a large seismic data driven installation opening tomorrow at Materials & Applications, LA. The install will be up for 6 months so be sure to check it out if in the area.

Hi all, I will be premiering a new work on the streets of Newtown on Monday the 18th of this month from 6pm-8pm. The work will begin at ‘Drunk on the Moon‘ at 247 Australia St, Newtown and bleed into the surrounds. Details below. Hope to see you there.


Light Conversation is an iPhone/iPod Touch app to translate morse code from flashing lights and broadcast morse code using your flash. Now available as a free app in the Apple app store. This app was built for an upcoming project to translate lights around the city that have been hacked to tell stories with morse code called Inanimata. More details coming soon.

The first gallery showing of a new personal work entitled Inanimata will be at Recently Historic: Australian Electronic Arts, curated by Monika Brooks at UWS Gallery, opening on September 13th. The work will first be shown as a public art piece, more details coming soon.