[PD] simple external for video with Gem

altern altern2 at gmail.com
Fri May 18 16:43:19 CEST 2007

sorry i think i misused the work external, i think abstraction is the 
word for this as we dont use any C extension but just PD objects.

altern(e)k dio:
> hi all
> For few days I have been working on this external set of patches that 
> creates a layer over Gem to manipulate video. It is thought to be used 
> by people that dont know but very basic PD. So be aware that it is very 
> simple. This is just a first usable sketch we hope to improve later.
> http://ixi-audio.net/content/download/ehu_external.zip
> Let me contextualise where this idea comes from. This project started as 
> a request from the University of the Basque Country, they run a 3 month 
> long module about *basic* interactive systems. In this module students 
> learn very different basic stuff about sensors and constructing 
> installations, hacking mouses and keyboards mainly. Up to now they have 
> never used computers, just a bit with Director.
> Teachers from this department were very interested on exploring the 
> possibilities opened by tools like PureData or MAX/MSP. They liked more 
> PD because it is free software. However they were concern with the fact 
> that the way the course is structured right now, they dont have enough 
> time to introduce students properly to PureData.
> At this point they came with the idea to develop a set of patches that 
> would let students experiment with video manipulation in PD providing a 
> very basic knowledge of PD. By basic knowledge i mean around just 4 
> hours long crash course on PD.
> At the moment we have been developing some patches that are put together 
> into this external. In the future we want to plug this with pduino as 
> well as develop and improve all of it, the current version should be 
> considered a first usable sketch.
> we hope this might be interesting for other institutions or individuals. 
> Any kind of feedback is more than welcome.
> enrike

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