[PD] DorkbotPDX introduces free Pure Data workshop series

Jason Plumb jason at noisybox.net
Thu Apr 30 06:57:35 CEST 2009

DorkbotPDX introduces free Pure Data workshop series

We are excited to announce a new workshop series devoted to Pure Data
(Pd). http://puredata.info/

"Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment
for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major
branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max
(Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.) originally developed by
Miller Puckette and company at IRCAM."

Pure Data is free [FLOSS] software - meaning there is no charge for
the download and it is open source, (free/libre). It runs wonderfully
on Mac, Linux, Windows - so bring any laptop. Come with Pd-extended
installed if possible - otherwise come a little early for installation
assistance. The workshop is free as well!

We will will be doing several workshops starting from the ground up -
and ranging topics as advanced as there is interest for.

Workshop One will be held May 17th. No prior Pd or programming
knowledge is required, but expect to leave with functional knowledge
of how to use Pd. The outline in progress can be found here:

But we want to hear from you! We'd love to get a rough idea of how
many people are interested in attending.

Do you use Pd? Do you use similar commercial software like Max/MSP? Are
you interested in learning Pd? Why? What are some of your ideas?

Pd is an incredibly open-ended platform so we're trying to get an idea
of where the majority's (if there is a majority) interests lie....
Physical Interfaces for music? Live DSP? Generative composition?
Video? Dance? Robotic cat toys? Feedforward most welcome!

Bring a laptop with Pd-extended installed, if possible. Otherwise come
a little early for installation help!

When: May 17th, 2009
Where: PNCA room 205
Time: 1-5pm

See you there!

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