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workshop announce: (workshop#1)

xxxxx workshops at pickledfeet, Berlin

A weekly series of constructivist workshops emphasising making within the field of the existent.

Workshops led by field-expert practitioners extend over realms of code and embedded code, environmental code, noise, transmission and reception, and electromysticism. workshops solely utilise free software and GNU toolbase.

Practitioners include Julian Oliver (http://selectparks.net/), Derek Holzer (http://www.umatic.nl/info_derek.htmlé), Jeff Mann, Martin Howse (http://1010.co.uk) and many more tbc.

The first workshop will commence 2pm saturday 27th led by Julian Oliver:


Object Oriented Programming with Python.

Object Oriented Programming refers to the technique of designing and authoring powerful, task-oriented code 'objects' that work together to do things for you.

This introduction to OOP uses the dynamic language Python and is intended for those with little or no programming experience; the day long class starts with the basics of programming and moves through to writing whole modular programs.


Please bring a laptop!

Further planned workshops will cover Pd - Pure Data, the Arduino platform, ATmega8 microcontrollers, PCB etching, electronics, schmitt trigger noise generation, UNIX process, documentation, VLF reception, analogue TV transmission, FPGA design... full details tbc.

Nominal fee for the 27th, 10 Euros. Please RSVP m_at_1010.co.uk to reserve places

xxxxx, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119

U2, Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl. U8, Rosenthaler Pl.

telephone: 3050187482. http://pickledfeet.com

Oslo expansion: (2007.01.15:3 research#133 osloexpansion)

Oslo expansion:

An expansion of the xxxxx_interface_pres presentation:

interrogation walking:



high level

wonderland environment and rabbit-holed promiscuOS

further embedded texts could include calculating space, lispcpu MIT text...

Gentoo: !!! ERROR dev-python/pyopengl- failed (tech_notes#9)

dev-lang/python-2.4.3-r1 does not actually support the tk USE flag!

when emerging the gimp:

fix at:


USE="-tk" emerge -av python

and then emerge gimp (again)

rotational devices: (research#132)

phenakistiscope from Joseph Plateau

based on Faraday's Wheels

anorthoscope also by Plateau

praxinoscope from Charles-Emile Reynaud

based on the zoetrope

and inspiring Reynaud's Theatre Optique:

... the Black Maria film studio itself

... if the idea was for still pictures to move, why there had to be a better way than this elaborate contraption of gear-trains and multiple lenses and matching up speeds and watchmaker's fancywork to get each frame to stop a split-second and all. There had to be somthing more direct, something you could do with light itself.

Thomas Pynchon. Against the Day. p451

also p457... (time and gravity: Gravity pulls along the third dimension, up to down, time pulls along the fourth, birth to death)