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Upcoming Workshops and Events
- Events on May 25, 2013
- Interactive Video in Pure DataStarts: 12:00 pmEnds: May 25, 2013 - 5:00 pmLocation: InterAcces StudioDescription: 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.
- Events on May 29, 2013
- Open StudioStarts: 7:00 pmEnds: May 29, 2013 - 10:00 pmLocation: 9 Ossington Ave, Toronto ONDescription: Hang out with some like-minded artists, technicians, and nerds. Bring projects and share them, or get help with problems.
- Events on May 30, 2013
- Glitch: Embracing the MistakeStarts: 7:00 pmEnds: May 30, 2013 - 10:00 pmLocation: InterAccess StudioDescription: Register here: http://ia-glitch.eventbrite.ca
“Glitch art [...] is an amorphous term - a canopy who's tenants slip under and out of. These terms can be expanded to include much more than might immediately come to mind. This is because at their core they're simply a loose link to a key concept: the interest in the ‘mistake’” - Nick Briz
This session will focus on that one key concept - the mistake - and see how adding intention to mistakes has birthed the Glitch movement in art. Specifically, we will look at techniques to translate pieces of data from one piece of software to another, creating unexpected new works in the process. We will use Open Source software to deconstruct and reconstruct images, audio, and video.
While we will be looking at code and other confusing bits of letters and numbers, no programming experience is necessary for this session. The focus will be heavily on playing around, and mistakes, of course, are very much encouraged.
About the instructor:
Matt is a musician and composer from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada now living and working in Toronto. He got his BFA from Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts and his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to his work with Electricity is Magic, he is the Audio Curator for Chicago's LiveBox Gallery. His recent shows and exhibitions include a collaboration with Eric and Campbell Foster as KATA-STROPH for Toronto's Nuit Blanche, and a video installation and performance of his piece "Empire" at New Adventures in Sound Art Art. His latest album, "Exit Strategy: Selections from Chicago 2007-2011" is available here.
- Events on June 1, 2013
- Sound Art in Pure DataStarts: 12:00 pmEnds: June 1, 2013 - 5:00 pm
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