[PD] New Blankets names Jonathan Wilkes "Artist in Transit Fellow" + *PdWeekend* in California November

Theron Trowbridge theron.trowbridge at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 01:48:43 CET 2013

I wanted to update everyone with links to RSVP for the Pd Weekend events
coming up in L.A. next month.

These events are being sponsored by New Blankets (many thanks to Joe Deken)
and CRASH Space.  We are very excited about the line up - there are four
great workshops, plus a concert and a patching circle.  All these events
are good for any experience level.  So if you're in the Los Angeles area
that weekend, please take a look at the CRASH Space blog (
http://blog.crashspace.org/2013/10/pd-weekend-2013/) or the Eventbrite
links below.

Saturday, November 16th

Pure Data + Raspberry Pi: The Adventure Continues - Miller Puckette will
show how to get Pd up and running on the Raspberry Pi, and show what you
can do with it.  For those without a Raspberry Pi, there is a separate
ticket for a RPi kit.  https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8812276757

DIY Live Sampling Microphone Build & Slice//Jockey - Katja Vetter will show
how to build an inexpensive but quality DIY microphone suitable for use as
part of a live sampling setup, and will show how to use it with
Slice//Jockey (and of course other Pd patches, Max/MSP, or whatever).

Laptop Orchestrating With Your Friends - Ico Bukvic will teach an
introduction to Pd, plus Pd-L2ork and it's K-12 education module.  He will
cover alternative input devices, laptop scoring and performance strategies
and we will have a collaborative performance.

Your Computer, Your Creativity - Jonathan Wilkes will cover how to use your
computer in new and creative ways using Pure Data.

Then, Saturday night, we have a FREE concert (a $5 donation at the door is
suggested to cover the costs of putting on Pd Weekend) with our special
guest instructors, plus local musicians covering a wide range of musical
styles, from live sampling to circuit bending to chiptunes to
* Joe Newlin
* Jim Bumgardner
* Andy Ben
* Jeff Boynton
* Timon Marmex
* Raymond Weitekamp

We do request that you RSVP for this event if possible, though it is FREE:

Finally, on Sunday, November 17th, we will be having a very special
patching circle with Miller and our special guests, plus others.  We're
still planning, but Miller will show what's new with Pd 0.45.  This is also
FREE and open to everyone.  We do request you RVSP for the patching circle
if possible, though (again) it is FREE:

All these events will be taking place at the STAR Prep Academy at 10101
Jefferson Blvd. in Culver City.  They are graciously providing
accommodations so that these events can be larger than what we could hold
at CRASH Space.

If you have any questions, feel free to post to the list, or e-mail me (
theron.trowbridge at gmail.com) or Joe (newblankets at newblankets.org) directly.



On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 4:37 AM, András Murányi <muranyia at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hats off!
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 6:48 AM, Joe Deken <newblankets at newblankets.org>wrote:
>> New Blankets Inc. is a non-profit Foundation dedicated to the the
>> re-invention of the Free Community Public Library in the realms of new
>> media.  Specifically New Blankets develops the dimensions _of_
>>     --  free/open communities
>>     --  _circulation_  and _sharing_ mechanisms
>>     --  technology innovations
>> which together weave and support new benevolent cultural communities.
>> New Blankets is pleased to announce today the recognition of Jonathan
>> Wilkes as our latest "Artist in Transit" Fellow.
>>  . New Blankets has provided Jonathan with an initial honorarium of
>>    $500 to support his work.
>>  . In addition to the initial honorarium support, New Blankets has
>>    also launched a  "1 : 1 matching mini-fundraiser" during the
>>    coming month (October 14 - November 14, 2013),  to further support
>>    Jonathan and the Artist-in-Transit Fellowship:
>>      1)  That is, any contributions to New Blankets during Oct 14 - Nov 14
>>           which you kindly care to make and designate for "Artist in
>> Transit"
>>           will be matched 1 for 1 by New Blankets -- up to a $500 matching
>>           limit.
>>       2) At the end of the one month mini-fundraiser, the total sum
>>           (your contributions + NB matching amount) will be presented to
>>           Jonathan at *PdWeekend* -- to be held Nov 15-17, 2013 with
>> Miller
>>           Puckette & Friends in San Diego and Los Angeles CA.
>> ***********************************************************
>>     If you would like to  make a contribution -- small or large -- to the
>>     New Blankets Artist-in-Transit fundraiser, please send e-mail ASAP to
>>     New Blankets, using the special fundraiser address :
>>                "wilkes_ait at newblankets.org"
>>     When we hear from you, we will arrange a convenient way for you to
>>     send your check or electronic payment to New Blankets, by whichever of
>>     several available methods may be most convenient for you.)
>> ***********************************************************
>> ** PdWeekend**
>>               If you would like to participate in PdWeekend with us in
>>               California on Nov 15-17, you are cordially invited and most
>>               welcome!
>>                  Kindly RSVP "yes" and let us know your plans to
>> participate
>>               with us in San Diego (Nov 15) or Los Angeles (Nov 16-17)
>>               by sending e-mail ASAP to:
>>                        pdweekend at newblankets.org
>>                  We will then send you a confirming e-mail immediately,
>>               and we will keep you advised as our *PdWeekend*  plans
>>               and the details of events move forward, from now until
>>               November 15.
>>               The *PdWeekend* events are quite informal, but they also
>>               will include four structured workshops on Saturday Nov 16
>>               -- in co-operation with CrashSpace LA:
>>         ....  .... ....  ....  ....  .... ....  ....  ....  .... ....
>>         * Miller Puckette:   Pd+Raspberry Pi
>>         * Katja Vetter:       DIY Live Sampling Microphone-Build &
>> Slice//Jockey
>>         * Ico Bukvic:         Laptop Orchestrating with your Friends
>>         * Jonathan Wilkes: Your Computer, Your Creativity
>>          ** Registration is required each of the above workshops **
>>         ....  .... ....  ....  ....  .... ....  ....  ....  .... ....
>>            You may wish to peruse our (very much in-progress) plans
>>            for *PdWeekend* and the stellar list of participants --
>>            including Miller, Jonathan the other workshop presenters
>>            above -- at:
>>                   http://newblankets.org/nov15.html
>>           **   Join us in CA in November!  Invite your friends, too!  **
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