Cost: £25 full / £20 conc

Generate ’emergent’, organic visuals using reaction-diffusion systems with Fragment:Flow by Paul Fennell, an audio-reactive software system created in Max (Cycling ’74).

Get an exclusive walkthrough this yet to be released software from the creator himself. Paul will guide you through the inner workings of Fragment:Flow, with a specially created Max patch which unravels the processing chain behind the standalone audio-visual software he has been building for the past two years. You will learn how Max can be utilised for signal processing and how to use shaders for audio-reactive, organic imagery.

Learn how to harness computational models of emergence to generate live, real-time video which produces diverse textures and surprising, unique results. Discover the power of both Max MSP and GLSL by an artist and toolmaker at the forefront of development in this field.


Please bring your own PC or Mac laptop. Download the Max demo at


Book to attend any 3 or more Generating Systems workshops and save £5 per ticket. Available from Broadway’s Box Office in person or by calling 0115 952 6611. Please email if you have any questions.


This workshop is part of Generating Systems, presented by Near Now Studio member Matt Woodham: a series of six creative, DIY workshops over two days, led by expert artists and toolmakers.

Participants will learn a cross-section of cutting-edge techniques to create generative and computational artworks. You will learn to use specially designed software and hardware systems to create live, real-time video, interactive installations and generative art – utilising technologies such as virtual reality, machine learning and analogue devices.

These events accompany Sensing Systems, Matt Woodham's debut solo exhibition which takes place at Bonington Gallery in Feb–March 2020.

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Near Now is Broadway’s studio for arts, design and innovation. Our Near Now Studio is a creative community to support new ideas and collaborations.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.




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