Age of Javascript

13 June 2020 | Javascript | Node.js | Max/MSP | Music Hackspace

The first of (hopefully) a series of online Max and creative technology workshops run for Music Hackspace: Max and Node.js: Age of Javascript.


Javascript is the glue of the Internet, the universal language that runs in billions of web browsers and networked systems across the world. Max’s Node support connects the Max program into the ecosystem of Node.js, a Javascript engine which can network, talk to hardware, connect to databases, run sophisticated web servers, and much more.

In the workshop we’ll look at the link between Max and Node, and how the different worlds of graphical and textual programming connect. We’ll also look at some specific Javascript coding techniques and connect them to the 3D world of Max’s Jitter and OpenGL systems. From there we will start to explore ways to attach Max to web servers, allowing Max’s data to flow into and out of dynamic web pages.


  • Max
  • Javascript
  • Web technologies
  • Jitter and 3D Graphics

Difficulty level: intermediate. A good working knowledge of Max is expected, as well as an awareness of how Jitter works. Some familiarity with textual programming languages and/or web technologies would be useful, but not required.

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