Thank you to everyone that attended the Pure Data Play workshop on 2nd November as part of Flip Festival. In the space of two hours the participants went from knowing nothing about Pure Data to manipulating 3D objects on screen, playing videos and webcam streams and controlling their videos using user-defined keyboard shortcuts. Some images of the patches:
Patch by Alex Jolliffe
To those of us who know more about programming and using Pure Data these patches may seem simple, but hopefully from this tutorial the participants have gained an insight into what is possible using Pure Data.
What I like most about Pure Data is that it is very extensible. It can accept data from a wide range of sources – including Arduino boards, game controllers (including Wii remotes and Kinect controllers), microphones, lists of data and even raw binary data – manipulate it and give audio or visual feedback. Best of all it does it in a way that is very logical. Some people may prefer to write lines of data, but with Pure Data (and other dataflow languages) you can visually see how data flows and is manipulated.
If you’re interested in attending or booking me for a Pure Data tutorial get in touch!
On Friday 2nd November from 12pm I’ll be running a Pure Data workshop as part of Flip Festival at Lighthouse Media Centre in Wolverhampton.
Pure Data is a dataflow programming language that is utilised for a wide variety of purposes including making generative electronic music, creating glitch visuals, interactive live performance and VJing (Video Jockeying). I’ll guide participants through the basics of Pure Data – including general usage, playing and manipulating videos and creating generative visuals that respond to different inputs. No experience of Pure Data is necessary, only a laptop and a willingness to experiment and learn!
The event is free to Flip Festival ticket holders and £6 for everyone else. Tickets can be purchased online. Here’s the event details on Facebook. Don’t forget to bring your laptop!
To see what can be created with Pure Data take a look at what I’ve made in the past.
GLI.TC/H presents screenings of corrupted, glitched and damaged videos as a preview of GLI.TC/H 2011 at Flip Festival in Wolverhampton, UK on 29th October. This free screening will take place at 9:30pm in the Atrium of Lighthouse Media Centre (FB event link)
Featuring videos from the likes of idrioema, a.billmiller, minuek, KOKOFREAKBEAN, and more!
Established in 2004 Flip is an eclectic mix of all things animation. Based in the heart of the Midlands the festival provides a wide range of experiences from educational workshops for young people to experimental animation for grown ups; from industry led panels to feature film screenings and from international showcases and retrospectives of short films to spotlights on animation studios.
GLI.TC/H will be coming to Birmingham, UK, on November 19th! Look out for more news soon!