how (many) are we [was: Re: [PD] Segmented patch chords?]

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at
Tue Mar 15 16:43:43 CET 2005

I am definitely interested, as well as others.  We should set up a Pd  
night in the near future, with perhaps an intro to Pd as well.  I would  
happily teach that.

Also, I could see if I could host a night at ITP/NYU  
( ).  Its a media arts program, and we host things  
like this from time to time.  I just finished my masters there, but I  
could still organize an event there, esp. with help from friends who  
are currently students.  Its not a bar or club, but a different kind of  
venue might be a welcome change.


On Mar 15, 2005, at 9:08 AM, vade wrote:

> If you (or anyone!) are interested in doing occasional pd workshops  
> (we could to a series even.. people want to know as much as  
> possible!), share ( is a good place actually..
> We hold weekly jam sessions on sunday (for those who dont know), and  
> have had occasional workshops (Lemur Demos, we have one to hand out to  
> artists looking to experiment, we had an intro to jitter workshop  
> which had a very large turnout..), as well as some audio DSP stuff for  
> people looking for technical know how.
> geoff, one of the authors of gDAM is getting in to PD as well.. might  
> be a good place to either do some intro stuff, or more advanced  
> topics. I was planning on doing a GEM workshop, since I am more of a  
> visual artist (sic) and dont know enough DSP theory.
> I know a bunch of people at share who ive gotten interested in Gem/PD,  
> and would like a tutorial, I just dont think I know enough to give  
> definitive answers.
> youre always welcome to stop by and set something up! Unfortunately  
> share lost its 'home' at openAir bar (new owners), and we are looking  
> for a new permanent venue so we kind of wander form venue to venue for  
> now.
> But we just received NYFA funding, so we will be trying to do  
> bigger/better/more organized events (like our anyware event) and get a  
> new home.
> Anyway, hope to see some of you there :)
> On Mar 14, 2005, at 11:55 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> The Frylab thing died.  It was a free-for-all that dominated by jam  
>> band enthusiasts...  oh well...  but it would be great to get a  
>> regular Pd thing going in NYC.  I know a couple dedicated Pd users  
>> and a quite a few off-and-on users, plus with the media arts programs  
>> in NYC, there is a large potential pool.  I just finished by Masters  
>> at ITP/NYU ( ), there are about 220 students there  
>> (more than half women, I should say), and Max/MSP/Jitter is popular.   
>> Proce55ing has almost completely replaced Director/Flash there, I  
>> figure Pd is next.
>> We should start meeting at another regular event, like Share, then if  
>> we get enough people, branch out on our own.
>> .hc
>> On Mar 11, 2005, at 2:13 PM, Ian Smith-Heisters wrote:
>>> I'm not in NYC these days, but may be moving there in May. They do  
>>> video stuff too at Share. And I know there's some folks that go to  
>>> Frylab on one of the westside piers.
>>> I went once, but wasn't too interested. I've heard there's also some  
>>> occasional Pd-ish stuff going on at SubTonic, but that's more  
>>> performance than meet and talk. For meet and talk there's some NYC  
>>> Audio Artist's group a friend of mine is part of. If that interests  
>>> you I could send you his email offlist.
>>> But there is a definite shortage. If I move to NYC I'd like to start  
>>> a venue for this kind of performance. Maybe more primetime than  
>>> sunday night. Keep an eye on the list.
>>> -Ian
>>> Paris Treantafeles wrote:
>>>> hi,
>>>> glad you brought that up.
>>>> i go to share sometimes (sunday nights are not so good for me) but  
>>>> i usually do video rather than audio.
>>>> i'm not very experienced with pd but would like to learn more and  
>>>> so if there's anything "pd" related going on in nyc, count me in.
>>>> best,
>>>> p
>>>> On Friday, March 11, 2005, at 11:20  AM, Ian Smith-Heisters wrote:
>>>>> derek holzer wrote:
>>>>>> Seems like the main difference in people's experiences meeting  
>>>>>> other users is whether or not they live in Europe. I don't think  
>>>>>> there's less PDers in the States, but they are much farther  
>>>>>> apart, and there's simply no interesting venues for new media art  
>>>>>> in the States [festivals and the like] so they never have a  
>>>>>> chance to meet each other.
>>>>> This is what it seems to me. The only regular venue for stuff like  
>>>>> this I know of in the whole US is ShareNYC, but I've never seen  
>>>>> another PDer there, though I heard H.C.Steiner has been around. Of  
>>>>> course NYC is a long shot if you live on the west coast, wheras  
>>>>> from what I hear about Europe, you can live in London and be in  
>>>>> Berlin 20EUR and an hour later.  Hmmmm... anyone know of any jobs  
>>>>> for a programmer with a specialty in realtime media in Europe ;) ?
>>>>> Europe has higher population density, plus I think there really  
>>>>> are more PDers in Europe. IEM is there. IRCAM is there.
>>>>> -ish
>>>>>> d.
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