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

Dafydd Hughes dafydd61 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 05:25:25 CEST 2008

You're the second person who's mentioned video or streaming. There's a
pretty good chance we'll record it - streaming is less likely. I'll
make sure I post links to whatever video we make.

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 9:50 PM, PSPunch <shima at pspunch.com> wrote:
> Hi there.
> Sounds like a great event you've got going!
> I am all excited just imagining all the joy that may be there.
> Do you by any chance have plans to shoot video recordings and posting them
> to hint us how it turns out?
> Just thought I'd ask in case no one in your crew had considered it..
> Regards,
> --
> David Shimamoto
>> 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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>> cheers
>> dafydd

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