[PD] [PD-announce] Workshop: WebPd for online “jamming” applications at NMF 2013

Holger mortuos.plango at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 19 13:48:11 CET 2013

The second Network Music Festival will take place in Birmingham (UK) on 
22-24 February 2013. Sébastien Piquemal will hold a WebPd workshop as 
part of the festival.

More about the workshop:

WebPd for online “jamming” applications.

Saturday 23rd February 11am-1pm & Sunday 24th February 10am-12.30pm
Level: beginner-intermediate

WebPd is an open-source library written in JavaScript, allowing to run 
Pure Data patches on the web.

In this workshop, we will program an online jamming application with 
JavaScript and WebPd. This application will consist in a simple web 
page, where every user can “jam” with other online users with mouse 
clicks, key presses or moving objects – all in sound. Each attendee will 
make his own application.

A workflow will be proposed : firstly designing the interaction and the 
jamming system, secondly prototyping the sound in Pure Data, and finally 
writing the JavaScript code and integrating the sound to the web page. 
At the end of the day, we will gather, try everybody’s jamming app and 
make some noise.

Attendees will first receive a quick introduction to Pure Data and to 
JavaScript. They will learn how to get started with both technologies, 
write a simple web page with a dash of JavaScript and make a simple Pure 
Data patch. Then, they will learn how to use WebPd to sonify a web page.

Everybody is welcome. People with no previous knowledge in the 
technologies will focus on learning, people with JavaScript and/or Pure 
Data knowledge will be able to explore deeper the possibilities of WebPd 
of making web pages sound better.

Sébastien Piquemal, born in France in 1986, is a computer engineer, 
musician and sound designer based in Helsinki. He has been working as a 
web developer at Futurice Ltd. since 2010, mostly developing Futurice’s 
internal services and IT infrastructure. Sébastien is also studying 
sound design in Helsinki Media Lab, and on his free-time, developing 
open-source projects such as WebPd – a Javascript library for running 
Pure Data patches on the web.


All workshops will take place at The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, Deritend, 
Birmingham, B12 0QH

The workshop is free to attend for NMF2013 ticket holders but spaces are 
limited so please sign up in advance by emailing 
networkmusicfestival at gmail.com or ask at the information desk at the 

Network Music Festival presents a weekend of hi-tech musical 
performances, installations and workshops that presents new musical 
forms and ideas where networking is central to the aesthetics, creation 
or performance practice of the work.

More about the festival: http://networkmusicfestival.org/

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