[PD] Pd/MAX grudge match in Toronto next Thursday

Dafydd Hughes dafydd61 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 01:05:28 CEST 2008

Hey folks

Just in case there are Pd users hanging about in or around Toronto
that I'm not in regular contact with who don't have anything to do
next Thursday night. This is bound to be loads of fun. All the
participants are really cool and funny people.

Anything you can do (in Max), I can do better (in PD)
Date: Thursday, July 24, 8pm onwards
Cost: Free! Yes, FREE.
No need to register- come one, come all!
With Celebrity Guest Host Misha Glouberman
Competitors: Frank Tsonis vs. Dafydd Hughes and David McCallum

Come take sides in this fight to the death between those open-source
PD Commies and the right-wing, proprietary, puppy-hating MAX/MSPers.

There has been a long and bloody rivalry between those who would make
new media art with Pure Data, a free, open source graphical
programming language, and proponents of MAX/MSP, Pd's slick,
commercial half-brother. We intend to open these old wounds, pour
salt, beer and whatever else we can find into them, push both programs
and programmers to the brink of collapse and determine once and for
all which is better.

Join host Misha Glouberman as he leads our contestants through a
series of increasingly difficult challenges with play-by-play
commentary by Nicholas Stedman and game show music with Graham
Collins. Watch as Frank Tsonis (team MAX) and David McCallum and
Dafydd Hughes (team Pd) try to come up with the fastest, sexiest and
most effective solutions, all the while fighting against each other,
the clock, and the inevitable nerds who think they can do it better.

If you have experience with either of these programs (or if you don't)
and you think you can do better than our resident gurus, or even if
you just want to play along, feel free to bring a laptop, work on the
challenges, aid or abuse our contestants or just check your email. The
popcorn's on us; it's free to watch, participate, heckle, throw fruit,
and bet on who's gonna get an ass-beating.

Information and downloads:

Pure Data: http://puredata.info/
MAX: http://www.cycling74.com/products/max5

Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre: http://interaccess.org/
9 Ossington Ave, Toronto ON Canada
Facebook event is here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=19191668235


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