[PD] Thoughts in conclusion of the 4th Pure Data Convention

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 12 03:06:58 CET 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>
> To: Max <abonnements at revolwear.com>
> Cc: PD list <pd-list at iem.at>
> Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2012 5:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] Thoughts in conclusion of the 4th Pure Data Convention
> Le 2012-02-11 à 21:25:00, Max a écrit :
>>  we looked into the private accommodation option as well but decided against 
> it because the convention took place during the summer break and parallel to the 
> bauhaus-summer school. the summer school did pay for people subletting and thus 
> had already scooped away the potential of private accommodation.
> But I mean people that are not subletting. During the 2nd convention, volunteers 
> were keeping their own apartment but shared the space with a visitor, using 
> extra beds put in living room or unused bedroom or other. That's a different 
> game not involving people who leave their own apartment.
>>  the deal we've got with the youth hostel was good - just that we were 
> charged for those not checking in but reserving through our online registration 
> made the accommodation expenses rise to 3606.- €
> You said that 2500 € were wasted ? How many people, times how much per person ?
>>  Where we did actually spent less on, was equipment tech and rent which was 
> close to zero due to the fact that we've mostly used university space and 
> equipment.
> AFAIR, the equipment was not actually rented with money, but had to be accounted 
> as if it had been. However, I don't have this info and don't trust me 
> about it. I saw the accounting once or twice, but either I lost it somewhere in 
> my home, or I never had a copy of my own. It would be better to have this info 
> from Marc or Andrew or Darsha, people who were more involved with that side of 
> the Pd Convention.
>>  i would like to see your interesting paper about the self generating help 
> files to be discussed on the list.
> I already wrote about that topic on pd-list before writing my paper for 
> Weimar... though the paper went in greater detail. It didn't seem to attract 
> any significant amount of conversation on pd-list back then. Who would you want 
> to see writing about it ?
> BTW, have you tried that documentation system ?

I'd prefer a self-coding system where you just have to write the documentation.


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