Register here: http://ia-pd.eventbrite.ca
About the workshop:
In one afternoon, you'll learn how to make interactive, sound-responsive video using a totally free visual programming environment called Pure Data.
Pure Data, also known as Pd, is an open source graphical programming environment. It is frequently used by artists and musicians to create custom digital sythesizers, images that respond to sound and other inputs, or to interface with hardware such as Arduino and midi keyboards.
The big difference between Pd and other programming languages: this tool uses an interface that relies on visually connecting onscreen elements, as opposed to writing out code.
Do I need any prior experience?
Nope! We're expecting that this is the first time you'll be using PureData. You're going to be surprised how far we can get you in a single afternoon.
What should I bring?
Bring your laptop, with PureData downloaded and installed. PureData is an open-source software, which means it's absolutely free! You can get it here: http://puredata.info/downloads
Both Mac and PC are supported. The instructor will be teaching on a Mac.
About the instructor:
DAFYDD HUGHES is a musician, artist, programmer and educator. He has performed and recorded with some of Canada’s most notable artists, including Feist, Esthero and Jacksoul. He is active in Canada’s jazz, pop and experimental music scenes through solo work and many collaborations. In addition to being a board member at InterAccess, Dafydd is a faculty member at Sheridan College and recently completed an MFA (with distinction) in Documentary Media at Ryerson University.