There are dozens of other artists working all over the world in much the same fashion. One of the most tireless innovators and architects of the digital art world is Mr. Vux (Julien Vulliet) who has produced several freely available video tutorials and whose contributions to vvvv provide fundamental functionality – essential nodes like the DX11 Renderer bear his name. Vadim Samthkin is another regular contributor who worked on the beautiful and ground breaking Antrum installation, Mangosh Prunier (you’ve seen him before but he deserves a second mention) whose virtuoso video tutorials can help you achieve – among other wonders – real time animation of three dimensional meshes, Antokhio VJ who takes time out from producing mind blowing sound reactive visuals to teach us about ray marching, Kyle McLean from the everyoneiahappy studio whose ‘Instance Noodles’ are revolutionising real time graphics, David Mórász a tireless vvvv developer but who also hosts and broadcasts the ‘vveekend workshop’ series of tutorials – the list goes on, but you get the idea.
Through the liberality and inventiveness of these artistic communities the most esoteric digital techniques are available to anyone with an Internet connection. This enables everyone with diligence, creativity and vision to produce incredible work on the cutting edge of technological discovery. Not only that but be able to connect to a helpful, friendly egalitarian community as well. In our cynical, market driven world this offers a democratic beacon of hope, not unlike the Anonymous and Occupy movements. Not only are the ghosts still in the machine, but they are reprogramming it – together.