[PD] audio to visual art

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Mon Mar 14 17:32:18 CET 2005

That could be fun.  You could control a printer using Pd without too  
much difficulty.  That idea reminds me of the classic Dot Matrix  



On Mar 12, 2005, at 12:51 PM, <robertgarvin at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> I had an Idea... (again in the shower.. great place for inventing):
> What if (like GEM) you could use PD to control certain aspects of a  
> printer.  for example, a set of number boxes would control color, and  
> another set would control the catridge rack (the thing that moves to  
> control the lateral movement of the cartridges), and another set would  
> control the paper mover.. uses?
> 1. Possibly, if you wanted to, have PD instead of printing to the main  
> window, to the printer.
> 2. Draw pictures directly to the printer
> 3. use the printer as a visualizer for music  
> performances/applications. (i.e. "convert" audio art to visual art.)
> Just a thought
> -Robert
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