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archive of xxxxx workshops at pickledfeet, Berlin

A weekly series of constructivist workshops emphasising making and connection 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.

workshop_resources
:: links, circuit diagrams, texts
workshop_archive
images and video

electronic kits - based on workshop matters

Location:

xxxxx, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119

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

Telephone: 3050187482.

http://pickledfeet.com

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previous workshops (2007/8):

saturday 27th January 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.

http://selectparks.net

10 February:

The Pure Data workshop 10th February led by Derek Holzer:

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Pure Data is a powerful, free software environment for producing and manipulating sound, image and data in real time. Because the programming is done visually, many artists find it a more intuitive tool than traditional text-oriented programming languages. However, many newcomers to PD miss the chance to learn the "grammar" and "vocabulary" of this visual language, and this results in confusion about how PD actually handles sounds and images.

This one-day workshop will give an introduction to Pure Data for beginners and for experienced users who might have missed some of the fundamentals of the program. We will construct a basic sound synthesizer, and use this exercise to go over the deeper mysteries of what makes PD tick.

Time will also be set aside for responding to participants' questions about their own PD audio projects.

---About the Teacher

Derek Holzer [USA 1972] began working with Pure Data in 2001. Since then, he has taught and performed with the program across Europe, North America, Brazil and New Zealand. His work focuses on field recording, networked collaboration strategies, experiments in improvisational sound and the use of free software such as Pure-Data. Holzer has released tracks under the Nexsound, Sirr, and/OAR and Gruenrekorder labels, and has co-initiated several internet projects for field recording and collaborative soundscapes including Soundtransit.nl. He is currently writing a beginner's manual for Pure Data.

http://www.umatic.nl/info_derek.html

http://www.umatic.nl/workshops.html

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17th February 2pm noise_produce with Martin Howse

Electro-mysticism is a materialism and only "gathers that which is". Circuit diagrams and bodies relate to each other as the front and reverse side of the same piece of paper, recto and verso, then "Not even in the worst times of night, with pencil words on your page only Delta-t from the things they stand for?"

[Friedrich Kittler: Pynchon and Electromysticism]

The noise_produce workshop is concerned with techniques for the elaboration of experimental noise electronics (mis-use of functional digital electronics) and a generic means of production traced from defined circuit diagram to copper-etched board.

Please bring a soldering iron and any spare/salvaged electronic parts of interest. All other materials will be supplied.

Course fee 15 euros includes materials.

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24th February 2pm

FM-transmitter-workshop with piradio/superfactory[TM].

How to build your own radio-transmitter, booster, antenna and if required receiver. Audio broadcast. Soldering permitted.

All materials and some tools supplied. Please bring individual audio/noise, your own soldering iron if possible or inform if needed.

Course fee 15 euros includes materials.

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places

Contact: fm-kit@superfactory.biz

http://superfactory.biz/download.html

http://kulturserver-berlin.de/home/piradio/funkrahm.htm

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3rd March 2pm. noise_produce part two. with Martin Howse.

Crack and etch/tech. Circuit diagram to active circuit transform.

The second partition of the noise_produce workshop is concerned with techniques for the elaboration of experimental noise electronics (mis-use of functional digital electronics) and a generic means of production traced from defined circuit diagram to copper-etched board. Participants can choose to design their own digital/analogue noise design or produce a Netherlandish cracklebox/kraakdoos:

http://www.logosfoundation.org/kursus/2005.html

http://www.crackle.org/:.htm

http://www.synthi.se/kraakdoos/

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10th March 2pm. SuperCollider - writing algorithms that sound. with Fredrik Olofsson.

SuperCollider is a free software, object oriented, real-time audio synthesis programming language that runs efficiently across multiple platforms. This means that it is one killer app and among one of the hottest things you can have installed on your computer. In this workshop I will do my best to share my enthusiasm for this live coding environment. We will get creative with algorithms and sound in a very hands-on manner. The workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced programmers.

--What to bring:

1) Laptop running Linux, OS X or Windows

2) SuperCollider installed:

LINUX: http://swiki.hfbk-hamburg.de/:/478 OS X: https://sourceforge.net/projects/blackrain-sc3/ WIN: http://sonenvir.at/downloads/sc3/sc3-win/

3) Some sort of speakers (quality a non-issue - internal laptop speakers are fine)

4) 10 Euros participation fee

--About the Teacher:

Fredrik Olofsson, aka. redFrik, is a fanatic livecoder and developer who also performs tricks with visuals and electronics.

http://www.fredrikolofsson.com http://www.klippav.org http://www.musicalfieldsforever.com http://www.toplap.org

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17th March 2PM: Oscillation Overthruster. PD_2

with Derek Holzer (http://www.umatic.nl/info_derek.html).

Pure Data is a powerful, free and open source environment for producing and manipulating sound, image and data in real time. This hands-on workshop will concentrate on using oscillators, filters, feedback and noise to create your own self-modulating/generative sound systems. Go for that classic analog sound, do the digital clicks-n-cuts thing, or indulge in a noise orgy freakout... Since we will cover quite a bit of Pure Data and DSP (Digital Signal Processing) basics, this workshop is ideal for PD beginners as well as experienced users who want to come and make some noise together. External inputs and controllers such as MIDI keyboards/faderboxes, USB joysticks, sensors or microphones could be useful, but not required.

---What to bring:

Essential:

1) Laptop running Linux, OS X or Windows 2) Pure Data Extended installed from: http://at.or.at/hans/pd/installers.html 3) Soundcard (internal or external, quality a non-issue) 4) Headphones 5) EUR 10 participation fee

Recommended/Suggested:

1) MIDI controller/keyboard 2) Microphone 3) USB Joystick 4) Your own PD audio projects for feedback/show-and-tell

---About the Teacher

Derek Holzer [USA 1972] began working with Pure Data in 2001. Since then, he has taught and performed with the program across Europe, North America, Brazil and New Zealand. His work focuses on field recording, networked collaboration strategies, experiments in improvisational sound and the use of free software such as Pure-Data. Holzer has released tracks under the Nexsound, Sirr, and/OAR and Gruenrekorder labels, and has co-initiated several internet projects for field recording and collaborative soundscapes including Soundtransit.nl. He is currently writing a beginner's manual for Pure Data.

http://www.umatic.nl/info_derek.html

http://www.umatic.nl/workshops.html

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31st March 2.PM. Noise_produce_3: I_am_a_neuron (part 2). with Martin Howse

The third partition of the noise_produce workshop elaborates on earlier noise/electronic/Schmitt trigger sessions (previous attendance not necessary) to consider expansion and connection under a noise modulated neural model. The neuron as base (map) system is concerned with impulse, threshold, weights, triggering and memory, terms which can be applied to the realm of analogue electronics and synthesis - ill-considered noise makes an attempt on the model, diverted from sense and attention. Schmitt triggers, capacitors (storage), resistors (the weightings) and diodes (direction of energy release) will be employed to form networks between and within participant's noise circuits; a jelly brain.

Please bring a soldering iron and any spare/salvaged electronic parts of interest. All other materials, including copper boards and jelly, will be supplied.

Course fee (inc. materials 15 Euros)

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places as these are limited.

http://1010.co.uk

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21st April 2PM. DIY simple-sample-and-hold modules with superfactory[tm]

Jelly neurons, noise modules and microphones will be integrated with etched audio memory devices under the skilled direction of Martin Kuentz from superfactory[tm]. A DIY micro-sampling kit (based around the ISD recording integrated circuit for looping, sampling and some granulation) will be assembled by all participants using circuit board etching techniques and simple electronics skill-set. The workshop also functions as an introduction to these DIY techniques.

http://superfactory.biz/

examples:

http://www.kh-gps.de/unitalk.htm

http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/pdf/ggg_mobius_trip_pcb_lo.pdf

http://www.nescivi.de/research/index.html

Most tools supplied but feel free to bring a soldering iron or any interface electronics

RSVP m@1010.co.uk with interest as places/kits are very limited

Course fee (inc. sampling kit 18 Euros)

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28th April 2PM. ap/UNIX process: dd, cat, FIFO, pipes for PD, jekyll, i_am, leaks with ap/xxxxx

An artistic exploration of the UNIX philosophy chaining small software artefacts together with code and data pipes to form new, active noise structures. The roster of core programs such as dd and cat with pipe symbols at the commandline will exploited for audio and visual programming alongside ap/xxxxx custom code such as jekyll, i_am, leaks and others within a workshop engaging promiscuous noise generation.

http://www.1010.co.uk/software.html

http://1010.co.uk/promiscuOS.html

http://1010.co.uk/unix.html

pluggability: you've got pluggability (pdf) and html

see also: workshop_notes

RSVP m@1010.co.uk with interest as places are very limited

Please bring a GNU/Linux system or any PC-based desktop or laptop (no PowerPC, Intel Mac only) for live-CD misuse courtesy of pure:dyne:

https://devel.goto10.org/puredyne

Course fee: 10 euros

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5th May 2PM. Crouching Table, Hidden Pointer [Pure Data for soundfiles and live sampling] with Derek Holzer

The Shaolin Temple secret for manipulating recorded sound in Pure Data lies in the arcane arts of the Table. Seekers of enlightenment will be shown how to load soundfiles from the harddrive into tables, or capture live audio from the microphone, so that these sounds can be looped, stretched, pitchshifted, granulated and mangled. The Way is a long and dangerous one, and some basic understanding of PD is recommended, but some of you will triumph!

Time will also be set aside for responding to participants' questions about their own PD audio projects.

---What to bring:

Essential:

1) Laptop running Linux, OS X or Windows

2) Pure Data Extended installed from: http://at.or.at/hans/pd/installers.html

3) Soundcard (internal or external, quality a non-issue)

4) Headphones

5) EUR 10 participation fee

Recommended/Suggested:

1) MIDI controller/keyboard

2) Microphone

3) USB Joystick

4) Your own soundfiles (WAV, AIFF format)

5) Your own PD audio projects for feedback

---About the Teacher

Derek Holzer [USA 1972] began working with Pure Data in 2001. Since then, he has taught and performed with the program across Europe, North America, Brazil and New Zealand. His work focuses on field recording, networked collaboration strategies, experiments in improvisational sound and the use of free software such as Pure-Data. Holzer has released tracks under the Nexsound, Sirr, and/OAR and Gruenrekorder labels, and has co-initiated several internet projects for field recording and collaborative soundscapes including Soundtransit.nl. He is currently writing a Pure Data beginner's manual for the FLOSS Manuals project.

http://www.umatic.nl/info_derek.html

http://www.umatic.nl/workshops.html

http://www.flossmanuals.net/puredata (under development, feedback welcome)

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12th May 2PM. Free projects. Discussion and construction of projects using workshop resources.

Project planning and construction with an emphasis on techne of previous and future workshops, for example, circuit board and foto etching, noise construction, jelly, pure:dyne, Atmega8 microcontrollers under GNU/Linux, radio, Pd, interfaces and UNIX pipes.

RSVP m@1010.co.uk with interest and project details/needs as places are very limited

Course fee: 5 euros for chillis

For resources please see: http://www.1010.co.uk/xxxxx_research_institute.html

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19 May 2PM. DIY simple-sample-and-hold modules with superfactory[tm] [part two]

Jelly neurons, noise modules and microphones will be integrated with etched audio memory devices under the skilled direction of Martin Kuentz from superfactory[tm]. A DIY micro-sampling kit (based around the ISD recording integrated circuit for looping, sampling and some granulation) will be assembled by all participants using a PCB built during the first workshop and simple electronics skill-set. The workshop also functions as an introduction to these DIY techniques. For newcomers additional kits can be supplied.

http://superfactory.biz/

examples:

http://www.kh-gps.de/unitalk.htm

http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/pdf/ggg_mobius_trip_pcb_lo.pdf

http://www.nescivi.de/research/index.html

Most tools supplied but feel free to bring a soldering iron or any interface electronics

RSVP m@1010.co.uk with interest as places/kits are very limited

Course fee (inc. sampling kit 18 Euros / exc. kit 10 euros)

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26th May 2PM: tk/tv transmitter building. Construct and broadcast. with superfactory and ap/xxxxx.

Construct a simple, silent television transmitter with basic electronic skills and using provided circuit board and components. Broadcast any composite video source (video camera, analogue generation, SVGA with convertor). Making use of the circuits and resources of Tetsuo Kogawa (tk/tv).

reference:

http://www.silenttv.net/

Most tools supplied but feel free to bring a soldering iron and composite video signal generation device.

RSVP m@1010.co.uk with interest as places/kits are very limited

Course fee (inc. transmitter 15 euros)

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16th June 2PM. Electric Art Lab with Jeff Mann

Our ancestors believed that ordinary objects could contain energies, spirits, intelligence, and the spark of life. Today, tens of billions of tiny electronic processors permeate our reality, embedded in phones, watches, appliances, toys, cars, factory equipment, and our entire technological infrastructure. In this lab/workshop, we'll look at the microcontroller - the basic element of this distributed network of intelligent objects. These "computers on a chip" are small, inexpensive, simple, and unlike their desktop/laptop cousins, are designed for interaction with the physical world. How can creative individuals use microcontrollers to produce evocative, compelling objects and experiences that go beyond typical mass-produced consumer products?

We'll look at examples and discuss how artists have incorporated embedded processors into sculpture, installation, and performance. We'll compare various microcontroller platforms and, using the open-source Arduino board, we'll experiment with building activated objects that include sensors, processing, and movement. We'll also look at using the microcontroller as a physical interface for audio/video environments like Pure Data, and for remote interaction over the Internet.

The workshop is designed for people of all levels of experience. No equipment is required, but it's recommended to bring as many of the following things as possible:

More details about tools and materials can be found at: http://jeffmann.com/resources.html

About the instructor:

Jeff Mann creates electric art with computers, electronics, kinetics, and telecommunications media. His work explores the nature of technological life and its cultural representation; it draws out tensions between notions of utopian industrialism, personal theatre, and the evocative enigma of electronic equipment.

Course fee: 15 euros

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23rd June 2PM. White noise/random data generation using avalanche noise/zener and transistor breakdown with ap/xxxxx and superfactory [tm].

White noise can be defined as a signal with a flat spectrum over a defined frequency band. All frequencies are created equal as in the case of white light.

The given applications of white noise practise are many (spectral, architectural, military, speculative).

Analogue circuits will be constructed to achieve avalanche breakdown noise conditions within a simple transistor. Basic electronics construction skills (including soldering of surface mount components) will be assisted.

Depending on the demands of participants we will assess the possibilities of white noise board use for random number generation/cryptographic context (serial/USB interface permitting) or investigate EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) through white noise transmission (TV, radio), playback and recording.

References:

http://www.hcrs.at/

http://www.cryogenius.com/hardware/rng/

http://www.ciphersbyritter.com/RES/NOISE.HTM

http://robseward.com/itp/adv_tech/random_generator/

http://noosphere.princeton.edu/

Please bring a soldering iron and any spare/salvaged electronic parts of interest. All other materials will be supplied.

Course fee 18 euros includes materials/white noise kit

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places

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30th June 2PM. OpenFrameworks as a gateway drug to C/C++ with pix

Most larger open source applications are written in the C or C++ programming languages. They aren't the prettiest languages, but they are a kind of lingua franca of open source. For this reason, if you want to get more involved in a software project, from something as simple as fixing a typo in a menu item, to something more abitious like adding a new feature, some understanding of these languages is useful.

I tend to learn things by fiddling with them, and I'd like to teach them the same way. Unfortunately, a lot of the well known projects are too big to plausibly tinker with, and the smaller projects are too abstract to keep most people interested (unless you are really into hacking sorting algorithms).

Enter, OpenFrameworks. OpenFrameworks is a C++ library for making small programs that work with animation, video and sound. It's very similar in scope to Processing, but based on C++ rather than Java. These kinds of libraries are good for learning a language, as you can quickly see or hear the results of your experiments.

What will you need?

I'm going to be bold and say you don't need any programming experience. C++ is not the perfect first language, but if you are up for it, I'm willing to try teaching you :)

pix@test.at

Course fee 10 euros

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places

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7th July 2PM: Mini_maxwell: City EM (electromagnetic) sniffing and flaneur with ap/xxxxx.

A reduced companion to the Oslo Maxwell's City workshop investigating artistic uses of EM (electromagnetic) substance within Berlin, Mitte. Participants will build a small variety of simple sniffing device to actively explore in primarily aural manner the alternative city space of ghost EM architecture (mobile emissions, metal structures supporting existent buildings, power and lines of transmission). EM sniffing is presented as contemporary city flaneur and divining activity.

References:

http://anart.no/projects/maxwell-city/

http://scrying.org

Against the Day, by Thomas Pynchon, Jonathan Cape (21 Nov 2006)

Please bring headphones and any audio/video recording device (minidisc, video camera, walkman).

Course fee: 18 euros including choice of sniffing kit

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places

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14th July 2PM: Generative Text With Python and Brendan Howell.

Python is a powerful object oriented programming language with extremely broad applications. That may sound intimidating but fortunately, it's easy for programmers with limited experience to get started. The easiest place to begin is with text processing.

This workshop will take you through the basics of Python coding with the goal of creating synthetic texts. Make your own fake Dickens novel. Unify the theories (or at least the phrases) of Freud and Jung. Roll your own SPAM. Create a joke machine. Translate your email to Rumsfeldian Newspeak, Fachjargon or Art-speak.

What to bring:

About The Instructor:

Brendan Howell is an artist and engineer from Baltimore, MD, USA. His current project, "The Howell Ersatz Co." explores the history of technology with a series of fake artifacts.

Course fee: 10 euros including generated text

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places

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4th August 2PM: Bastard natures: border crossing with bare radio, hydrophone, PD (Pure Data) and Alejandra Perez Nunez.

An invitation to work on a crossing point between disparate realities, such as AM (amplitude modulated) radio frequencies, subaqueous sounds transduced by DIY particle hydrophones, simple amplifier circuits and PD (Pure Data) patches to sample and process audible spectra.

Course fee: 15 euros including all parts

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places as soon as possible

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11th August 2PM: High frequency (0.1-2.5 GHz) sniffing and spectral analysis with ap/xxxxx.

A practical examination of wide band, high frequency RF/EM emissions in a small part of Berlin. Participants will construct a sensitive high frequency sniffing device based around the tiny Analog Devices's AD8313 logarithmic detector chip which provides an audio signal output for recording, ambient use (en route) or spectrum analysis.

Participants will construct a simple, surface mount component-based board which can then be used as a portable sniffer. We will also examine further amplification and antenna designs: the famous cantenna perhaps, or humble dipole. Finally, Baudline software will be used to analyse local signal spectrum.

Requirements: All tools provided, a Baudline equipped laptop would be helpful

References:

http://www.baudline.com/

http://f6bon.albert.free.fr/Milliwattmetre.html

http://www.analog.com/en/prod/0%2c%2c770_847_AD8313%2c00.html

http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html

http://www.engadget.com/2005/11/15/how-to-build-a-wifi-biquad-dish-antenna/

Course fee: 18 euros including all parts

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places as soon as possible

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18th August 2PM: Free software video editing with Cinelerra and Florian Cramer

Cinelerra, free/open source video editing heavyweight:

Cinelerra is the program for semi-professional and professional video editing and compositing on Linux. Thanks to many years of development and a substantially improved community version http://cvs.cinelerra.org, it has matured into a free alternative to such proprietary heavyweights such as Final Cut, Premiere and Avid Express. It is also interesting as a free (as in speech and beer) upgrade to iMovie-style, artistically limited video editing programs. On top of non-linear, non-destructive, multi-track, resolution-independent editing of SD and HD formats and keyframed parameters and effects, it integrates a compositing engine with virtual "cameras" and "projectors" and can use spare additional computers as a "render farm". Seamlessly integrating multitrack-layering and -compositing into its editor, Cinelerra lends itself particularly to artistic/experimental video work.

Caveats: Cinelerra is overkill for simple trimming/adjustment of video files or camera recordings. (avidemux, Kino, and kdenlive are more suitable free software solutions for this task and will be briefly covered in the workshop.) It is also a bottomless pit of resource hungriness. Your PC or laptop should have at least 1 GB RAM, a Pentium M/Centrino with at least 1.5 GHz, Athlon 64 or PowerPC G5 with at least 2 GHz, Pentium 4 with at least 3 GHz; Core Duo or Athlon 64 X2 CPUs are preferable.

The workshop is open to people who are curious about Cinelerra and just want to listen. Active participants however are expected to be Linux-savvy and have a CPU-optimized version of Cinelerra-CV up and running on their computer. (For Debian, the packages from http://www.kiberpipa.org/~minmax/cinelerra/ are recommended, http://www.kiberpipa.org/~minmax/cinelerra/builds/pentiumm/ for PCs with Intel Centrino and Core Duo; in Gentoo, run "emerge cinelerra-cvs"; for other distributions see http://cvs.cinelerra.org/getting_cinelerra.php.)

In order not to get delayed and sidetracked, there will be no installation support in the workshop.

Further reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/cinelerra [overview],

http://cvs.cinelerra.org/docs.php [Cinelerra manual],

http://osvideo.constantvzw.org/ [Open Source video project of the Brussels-based artist project Constant, with various resources on Cinelerra].

Course fee: 10 euros

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places as soon as possible

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5/6/7/8 September 2PM: noise_produce summer edition.

Four days of advanced construction of noise (any) electronic apparatus using all manner of techniques (including free software PCB schematic design and etching, AVR/ATmega microcontrollers). Audio project work or computer interface appreciated. Full technical support, potential circuits, advice and parts provided. We will also explore embedding of electronic flows within esoteric materials such as jelly, resins, concrete, wax, and graphites. Food will be interwoven across several chilli-oriented dishes.

It is also planned that participants will perform on the final evening of the workshop.

Please register with projects and all technical requirements now. m@1010.co.uk

Course (including food and nearly all parts): 80 euros

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6 October 2PM: noise_produce post-summer [materiality] with ap/xxxxx

Active examination of noise and materiality within the context of industrial electronics/engineering/economy and event. Exploration of the black-boxed integrated circuit through interfaced diverse materials such as jelly, resins, concrete, wax, and graphites. Potential introduction of discriminated elements and temperature coefficients.

Course fee: 15 euros including parts/food

noise_produce will be followed by performance 11 October at k-ita// Weidenweg 44-46/Bersarin Platz, Berlin Friedrichshain 20:00

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13 October 2PM: antenna design and construction//all band reception and transmission with Martin Kuentz from piRadio

An active examination of printed antenna design methodologies, subsequent manufacture and reception. Final construction of CMOS-based all-band receiver for city (scrying) safari.

Reference: http://piradio.de

Course fee: 18 euros including parts/food

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20 October 2PM: pickle.el: GNU Emacs as artistic operating system.// to be rescheduled

Although blandly described as a versatile programmer's editor, free software GNU Emacs serves as a prototype for a truly artistic operating system with ready code exposure and political intent. GNU Emacs presents code, in this case the Emacs Lisp language, as interface; extension becomes application and mode of use within a highly textual environment which embraces networked infrastructure and information resources, local and remote shells, and common language interpreters. GNU Emacs branches out spider-style to operate as automated text editor, advanced publishing tool, multimedia authoring environment, mail client, IDE, shell, and mind-mapping system, as well as serving as adventurous exploratory code vehicle.

The workshop will commence with the basics of navigation and everyday use (accessing help, moving through buffers), before addressing GNU Emacs as application development environment for artists with simple Lisp coding exercise, and interface to other software such as SuperCollider and PD.

The workshop will make use of the http://1010.co.uk/pickle.el file

References:

http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/

http://www.1010.co.uk/emacsch.html

http://www.1010.co.uk/emacs.html

Requirements:

Some platform running GNU Emacs 22/23.

Fee: 10 euros

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places as soon as possible

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27 October 2PM: antenna design and construction//all band reception and transmission with Martin Kuentz from piRadio [part two]

An active examination of printed antenna design methodologies, subsequent manufacture and reception. We will use previously assembled CMOS-based all-band receiver for city (scrying) safari.

Reference: http://piradio.de

Course fee: 18 euros including parts/food

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places as soon as possible

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3rd November 3PM: PD Moving Forest meeting/antenna safari

Meeting and mini-workshop for any PD [Pure Data] patchers wishing to take part in the Moving Forest [MF] project:

A transition from the filmed scene (a section of the Kurosawa film Throne of Blood inspired by the story and language of Macbeth) into another time and space: the city as conspiratorial forest with an imaginary central castle.

Side dish: Moving Forest=antenna safari

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk if you wish to join

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December 8 2007 2PM: No Signal with MK/xxxxx

Experiments in RF (radio frequency) signal jamming and disturbance using hand-crafted low budget, low power transmitters. Workshoppers cross the border from analogue noise/transistor breakdown into digital square waves. These simple transmitters, constructed from a few parts, enable further exploration into no_signal territory and EVP (electronic voice phenomena); Ghost radio detection and transcription.

References:

http://1010.co.uk/waves_paper.html

http://kulturserver-berlin.de/home/piradio/funklehr.htm

http://www.uoguelph.ca/~antoon/circ/uspy3.htm

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Bill_Bowden/page6.htm

All parts incl pcb prototypes, electronic components, tools supplied at cost 15 euros.

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December 22 2007 3PM: practice and theory of aetherphone construction. open project salon/end of year

Open salon/project work with backup provided by aetherphone construction and communication.

Free. Books, chilli, drinks.

Reference:

http://home.att.net/~theremin1/100/minimum.html#SCHEMATIC

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk if you wish to join

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December 29 2007 4PM: xxxxx_at_24c3 workshop [white noise/sniffing]

A hands-on, open hardware workshop based around the etching and soldering of two projects: the first, a simple white noise generator with applications including cryptography and EVP, the second a high frequency sniffing device based around the tiny Analog Devices's AD8313 logarithmic detector chip which provides an audio signal output for recording, ambient use (en route) or spectrum analysis.

For information and subscriptions: m_at_1010.co.uk

Please note location and time!

see: http://events.ccc.de/congress/2007/Workshops

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January 5 2008 2PM: preview for noise_produce/ materiality/[in]tolerance with Martin Howse, Martin Kuentz

Noise embeds both materiality and equation, equally embracing graphics through circuit diagrams and a wider industrial economy. We hesitate to call our interest electronics; an obsession rather with divination masquerading as detection, with substance and with an interrogation of the material. Noise acts as a revelation, precisely exposing the dark side of over-engineered social acts, manufacture and consumption; all embodied within the blackboxed bug chip.

Noise is elaborated on a path which leads from household materials, such as tin foil, baking soda and coal, through to more esoteric matter; large-scale experiments harking back to earlier times of invention. We're at home with Maxwell and his demons, thermodynamic exploration [propane], and with de Forest [the holy triode].

The noise_produce workshop will present an active, audio driven examination of noise and materiality, interfacing diverse boundary materials in a crashed laboratory; petri dish electro-constructions as contemporary noise performance modules.

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk if you wish to join

Materials cost: 10 euros

Note: It is not necessary for CTM reservees to attend this preview, although all are, of course, welcome.

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January 12 2008 2PM PROMPT: SNU Workshop: Special Noise Unit with jo FRGMNT grys

jo FRGMNT grys will lead the presentation, construction and sound installation of three designed analogue electronic instruments:

1] a powerful analogue Special Noise Unit SNU, a kind of chaos-musical-noiz-generator-touch-oscillator-instrument!

2] a step-sequencer SEQ8e to give electricity certain patterns

3] a mini-fm-transmitter to conquer your proximity (optional)

Some new surprises and electronic DIY tricks (including plans) give you the ability to build most electronic equipment. You will also receive schematics, and will learn to read and build these instruments in the workshop. No experience is required.

Link to the last workshop in Bergen, Norway: http://www.piksel.no/pwiki/TOB

Project homepage: http://tob.de.vu/

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk if you wish to join

Materials costs only:

1] 12 EUR for the parts of the SNU, the main instrument

2] 20 EUR for the step-sequencer SEQ8, including PCB (easy to populate printed board)

3] 10 EUR for the FM-transmitter, including PCB

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January 19 2008 2PM PROMPT: electronic_light_orchestra with Mikomikona [DIY video synth]

The complete analogue image modulation or do it yourself video-synthesizer.

Mikomikona will not only provide insight into the wave structure of electronic sound and image but also give a brief outline of the media and arthistory of early experiments in sound-vision-transformations at the beginning of the 20th century. Participants then can build a small video-synthesizer which at the end of the workshop will be used for a joint experimental visual-acoustic concert. No previous experience or equipment is required.

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk if you wish to join

Materials costs only: 20 euros

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29 January - 2 February 2008: xxxxx-workshops: [in]tolerance for CTM - FULL

see: xxxxx_ctm

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February 23rd: pickle.el: GNU Emacs as artistic operating system

Although blandly described as a versatile programmer's editor, free software GNU Emacs serves as a prototype for a truly artistic operating system with ready code exposure and political intent. GNU Emacs presents code, in this case the Emacs Lisp language, as interface; extension becomes application and mode of use within a highly textual environment which embraces networked infrastructure and information resources, local and remote shells, and common language interpreters. GNU Emacs branches out spider-style to operate as automated text editor, advanced publishing tool, multimedia authoring environment, mail client, IDE, shell, and mind-mapping system, as well as serving as adventurous exploratory code vehicle.

The workshop will commence with the basics of navigation and everyday use (accessing help, moving through buffers), before addressing GNU Emacs as application development environment for artists with simple Lisp coding exercise, and interface to other software such as Supercollider and PD.

The workshop will make use of the http://1010.co.uk/pickle.el file

References:

http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/

http://www.1010.co.uk/emacsch.html

http://www.1010.co.uk/emacs.html

Requirements:

Some platform running GNU Emacs 22/23.

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk to reserve places as soon as possible

Free.

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March 8th 2PM: Switch-from-Max! ... (and other patch cable based systems)

A one-day workshop focusing on the free software Supercollider and why programming with syntax can be both easier and far superior to the graphical ditto (aka. patching). It is unfortunate that code or syntax often scares artists and musicians at first sight. We will try to cure this fear by showing fairly simple examples of how Supercollider can be used to produce music and sound much more dynamically than using the static and deceitfully easy patching paradigm. More particularly we will do granular synthesis, randomly generated synthesis networks and networked music - all the things that are a real pain to do in systems like Max/MSP.

Intermediate level - knowledge of basic computer music concepts like filters and envelopes is required, knowledge of some patching system (Max/PD) is a plus.

--What to bring:

1) Laptop running Linux, OS X or Windows

2) Supercollider 3 installed (version 3.2 recommended): http://supercollider.sourceforge.net/

3) Headphones

4) 10 Euros participation fee

--About the Teacher:

Fredrik Olofsson, aka. redFrik, is a musician and developer who also sometimes performs tricks with visuals and electronics. http://www.fredrikolofsson.com http://www.klippav.org http://www.musicalfieldsforever.com

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March 15th 2PM: Using Cheap Game Controllers for Sensor Input into Pure Data with Derek Holzer & Martin Howse

The workshop will focus on the quickest, cheapest way possible to get sensor input into the Pure Data programming environment - hacking USB game controllers and the HID (Human Interface Device) protocol. For often less than EUR 5 and a few minutes with the soldering iron, a clever artist can start plugging sensors which measure light, temperature, pressure, movement and many other things right into their laptop. We will also examine building our own USB input device using the ATmega8 microcontroller.

Parts and tools for these projects as well as some sample sensors will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own sensors and USB game controllers (joysticks, steering wheels, dancemats, toy guitars, fishing rods, etc etc) for experimentation. The Pure Data programming environment will be used to get the sensor information into the computer and map it to different parameters, ranging from MIDI to direct control of audio or video.

Windows users should be aware that the possibilities for input on their systems may be more restricted. GNU/Linux and Mac OS X users should not expect any problems.

Some links for those interested:

http://1010.co.uk/avrhid.html http://puredata.info/ (Pure Data) http://puredata.info/downloads (install PD-Extended 0.39 from here!) http://at.or.at/hans/research/nime/ (HC Steiner's page on sensor interfaces) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sensors (every imaginable kind of sensor listed)

---What to bring:

Essential:

1) Laptop running Linux, OS X or Windows (be advised that Windows users may have fewer possibilities) 2) Pure Data Extended 0.39 installed from: http://puredata.info/downloads (please mind that it is Extended and 0.39!!!!) 3) Soundcard (internal or external, quality a non-issue) 4) Headphones 5) EUR 15 participation fee

Recommended/Suggested:

1) Sensors of any kind 2) USB game controller of any kind 3) Microphones or other sound inputs 4) Your own project ideas for discussion

---About the Teachers

Derek Holzer [USA 1972] began working with Pure Data in 2001. Since then, he has taught and performed with the program across Europe, North America, Brazil and New Zealand. His work focuses on field recording, networked collaboration strategies, experiments in improvisational sound and the use of free software such as Pure-Data. He is currently writing a beginner's manual for Pure Data. http://www.umatic.nl/info_derek.html http://www.umatic.nl/workshops.html http://flossmanuals.net/puredata

Martin Howse operates within the fields of discourse, speculative hardware (environmental data in open physical systems), code (an examination of layers of abstraction), free software and the situational (performances and interventions). http://1010.co.uk

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March 29th 2PM: Hands on Theremin Workshop with Ralph Schreiber

The Theremin is an early electronic music instrument developed in the 1930's by Lev Theremin. It can be played without being touched. The sound is very special with a typical "etherical soprano pending voice" timbre. During the 4-5 hour workshop you can build a high quality analogue pitch controlled Theremin from a handful of electronic parts.

Price is around 15,00 euro with transformer / power supply (but without case).

Electronic know-how is not required !

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk as places are limited.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theremin

http://home.att.net/~theremin1/

http://www.ralfschreiber.com/theremin/theremin.html

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April 12th 2PM: dataviz #0 with Oswald Berthold

exploring data from a variety of experiments and as a partial followup from the xxxxx 2008 workshop in Peenemuende, we propose another workshop examining a set of tools from the GNU corner or other open sources concerned with the visual comparison, analysis and summary of rows of numbers.

basislager:

options:

please make sure to have any of these that you want to work with up and running. just in case, datasets and some example code will be provided...

and don't forget to preequip your favourite editor with the necessary modes.

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk if you wish to join

Fee: 5 euros

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April 19th 3PM: xxxxx at hardhack berlin (RNG, white noise, HF sniffing)

A hands-on, open hardware workshop based around the construction and testing of two projects: the first, a simple white noise generator with applications including cryptography and EVP, the second a high frequency sniffing device based around the tiny Analog Devices's AD8313 logarithmic detector chip which provides an audio signal output for recording, ambient use (en route) or spectrum analysis. More advanced participants are invited to construct a hardware RNG based on the white noise circuit and providing serial USB input.

Parts cost: from 10 to 25 euros

Location and time: 3PM room 2, Unter den Linden 40.

Register: http://www.hardhack.org/

Details:

1] Simple white noise: http://1010.co.uk/noise.pdf

2] High frequency sniffing with the AD8313: http://1010.co.uk/vlf_sniffer.pdf

3] Hardware [USB]//RNG: In progress but a prototype is described at: http://1010.co.uk/tech_notes2.html#33

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April 26th 2PM: AVR/HID Sensor Input into Pure Data with Derek Holzer & Martin Howse

We will continue last month's investigation of quick and cheap ways of getting sensor input into the Pure Data programming environment, using either USB game controllers or ATmega8 microcontrollers and the HID (Human Interface Device) protocol. Participants should bring the AVR/HID boards and/or hacked joysticks from the previous workshop. Those who did not attend the previous workshop are welcome, and ready made sensor boards can be purchased as part of the participation fee. Please RSVP to <m@1010.co.uk> if you plan to attend, and indicate whether you will need a sensor input board for Saturday.

A few (!) sample sensors will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sensors (light, pressure, motion, etc...) for experimentation. The Pure Data programming environment will be used to get the sensor information into the computer and map it to different parameters, ranging from MIDI to direct control of audio or video.

Windows users should be aware that the possibilities for input on their systems may be more restricted. GNU/Linux and Mac OS X users should not expect any problems.

Some links for those interested:

http://1010.co.uk/avrhid.html (AVR/HID board documentation)

http://puredata.info/downloads (install PD-Extended 0.39 from here!)

http://www.sensorwiki.org/index.php/Main_Page (comprehensive list of sensors for musical use)

---What to bring:

Essential:

1) Laptop running Linux, OS X or Windows (be advised that Windows users may have fewer possibilities)

2) Pure Data Extended 0.39 installed from: http://puredata.info/downloads (please mind that it is Extended and 0.39!!!!)

3) Soundcard (internal or external, quality a non-issue)

4) Headphones

5) EUR 10 participation fee (+ 8 euros if you need a sensor board).

Recommended/Suggested:

1) Sensors of any kind 2) USB game controller of any kind 3) Microphones or other sound inputs 4) Your own project ideas for discussion

---About the Teachers

Derek Holzer [USA 1972] began working with Pure Data in 2001. Since then, he has taught and performed with the program across Europe, North America, Brazil and New Zealand. His work focuses on field recording, networked collaboration strategies, experiments in improvisational sound and the use of free software such as Pure-Data. He is currently writing a beginner's manual for Pure Data. http://www.umatic.nl/info_derek.html

http://www.umatic.nl/workshops.html http://flossmanuals.net/puredata

Martin Howse operates within the fields of discourse, speculative hardware (environmental data in open physical systems), code (an examination of layers of abstraction), free software and the situational (performances and interventions).

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May 3rd: 2PM: Ephemeral Exposures - Instant Imagery

The Game of Light. Equations and Estimations. Exploring beyond reciprocity laws of light intensity and exposure time, we will construct a variation of "kamera lucidas" based on simple photographic mechanisms and optical phenomena. Starting off with instant photographic materials for immediate results, any other kinds of photosensitive material are welcome.

Kamera Backs for Instant Films (Custom Polaroid backs from former Polaroid Land Kameras and also 6x6 medium format kamera backs) and some Instant Films will be provided. Participants are very much encouraged to bring their own polaroid backs and films (see details below) as materials are limited.

Participants may also bring along anything they wish their kamera body to be constructed from.

Film details: Fuji Instant Color Film FP 100 c Professional, Polaroid 665, 667, 669, 689, 690 Polaroid Studio twin Pack or any Polaroid that has the Format 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch.

Please note: These are NOT standard instant Polaroid films like the Polaroid 600.

Max. participants: 8. No technical knowledge required

Fee: 5 euros (+ materials). RSVP m@1010.co.uk

Kathrin Günter, artist and photographer has been exploring extensively gossip, star behaviour and the phenomenon of paparazzi photography. Recent researches include thoughtographic theories and invisible phenomena of the early twentieth century.

http://www.fotokatie.com

Alice Miceli, artist, has been developing a body of work focused on creating conceptual visualizations for extreme issues. She is currently working on the further stages of her ongoing "Chernobyl Project".

http://www.premiosergiomotta.org.br/blog/chernobyl2

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May 24th 2PM: Compact synth and noise//circuit building with Tom Bugs

Build yourself a circuit-board-synth offering chaos noises, sync'n'drone-tones, body-contact-wobble and juice-starvation - a portable sonic system for you to take away at the end of the day.

Tom Bugs of Bugbrand has designed a special new circuit to introduce you to a range of useful lo-fi circuitry ideas (including simple oscillators, mixers, distortion and power amp) combined with circuit-bend techniques (body-contacts and power starvation) - learn some electronic chops, build the little circuit, make some noises and go home with the fruits of your labour.

All parts supplied!

http://www.bugbrand.co.uk

Price is 15,00 euro all inclusive

Electronic know-how is not required.

Please RSVP m@1010.co.uk as places are very limited.

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May 31st 2PM: 5 watt FM transmitter workshop

leaving behind wireless gadgets for transversal radio operators and other free radio phenomenons the second DIY radio transmitter workshop at xxxxx addresses those interested in permanent fm broadcasting stations.

introducing into the basic knowledge of fm-amp stages, filters and antenna design the workshop participants can choose between variations of powerful transmitter designs to build their own broadcasting station. after assembling the transmitters local territory will be examined for permanent installation.

the workshop will be followed by barbeque and testrun on berlin rooftops.

all electronic components including a mono/stereo 5 watt fm broadcasting kit, antenna parts and tools are provided.

please bring your own audio/source/players and 12v dc powersupply.

23 euro. further info & reserve prd@scrying.org

reference: http://piradio.de

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June 7th 2PM. radio telescope collective antenne

A free running workshop exploring the experimental construction and set up of a radio telescope antenna within a public space in Berlin. The twinned dipole antenna will be attached to a suitable direct conversion receiver for subsequent reception and recording of solar and planetary emission phenomena (Jupiter 20.1 MHz).

free.

reference:

http://radiojove.gsfc.nasa.gov/

contact: m@1010.co.uk

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June 14th 2PM: Crossing Streams: GStreamer as a Media Swiss Army Knife with Brendan Howell

A practical introduction to the free software GStreamer multimedia framework, a highly pluggable cross-platform media architecture allowing for the ready construction of audio and video pipelines. Using either CLI or simple Python scripts diverse formats and codecs can be converted or combined, with additional effects applied. The xxxxx-HID will also be used to provide control of live audio and video mixing, and effects.

requirements: preferably recent gstreamer install (version 0.10.x)

install: http://scrying.org/doku.php?id=workshop:gstreamer

reference: http://www.gstreamer.net/

fee: 5 euros (13 including AVR-HID device)

contact: m@1010.co.uk (places are very limited)

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June 21st 2PM: EVP/ITC and many worlds

Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) and Instrumental transcommunication (ITC) refer to techniques concerned with the breakthrough (after Konstantin Raudive) of many/other worlds. The EVP/ITC and many worlds workshop will explore related techniques which elaborate questions of noise, transmission and reception aside from both intentionality and concealment. A clear line can be traced from the endophysical work of Hugh Everett III (many worlds interpretation of quantum physics) to ITC technique (the haunted interface). The workshop will actively explore recording centred techniques and apparatus for white noise broadcast and audio granulation/cutup using custom hardware and software.

references:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_voice_phenomena

http://www.worlditc.org/c_04_s_bridge_23.htm

http://www.1010.co.uk/evp.html

fee: 10 euros including all hardware

contact: m@1010.co.uk (places are very limited)

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July 1st+: Tuned City workshops with several xxxxx workshop regulars:

scrying / 01.-02., 04.07.08 Martin Howse

scrying presents the third part in a series of practical workshops examining electromagnetic [EM] substance within the constructed environment.

kinetic (architectural) modelbuilding / 01.-04.07.08 Ralf Schreiber and Martin Kuentz

this four day workshop aims to create architectural models of of urban structures which can be sonically activated using small motors taken from cassette tape players.

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July 12th 2PM: EVP/ITC and many worlds [part two]

Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) and Instrumental transcommunication (ITC) refer to techniques concerned with the breakthrough (after Konstantin Raudive) of many/other worlds. The first EVP/ITC and many worlds workshop explored related techniques which elaborate questions of noise, transmission and reception aside from both intentionality and concealment. A clear line can be traced from the endophysical work of Hugh Everett III (many worlds interpretation of quantum physics) to ITC technique (the haunted interface).

This second workshop will examine recordings made in the last workshop, techniques for photographic and image-based ITC, and audio granulation/cutup using custom hardware and software.

references:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_voice_phenomena

http://www.worlditc.org/c_04_s_bridge_23.htm

http://www.1010.co.uk/evp.html

fee: free

contact: m@1010.co.uk (places are very limited)

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26 July 2PM: alternative control (other approaches to []-duino)

This informal workshop/working group examines both clear alternatives to the ubiquitous []-duino hardware and programming environment [HID, custom USB protocols, programming AVR microcontrollers] and other ways of working with the []-duino software [avr-gcc, Makefiles]. In the interests of diversity, the workshop attempts to sketch simple methods for working with embedded computing, sensor input and control. No prior experience is required. A working GNU/Linux install is preferred.

references:

http://www.1010.co.uk/avrprog.html

http://www.1010.co.uk/avrhid.html

http://metalab.at/wiki/Metaboard

fee: 12 euros for parts

29-31 August 12PM->7PM: You've got Pluggability. Pure Data in the Summer:

Cost: 60 EUR (with HID sensor board), 50 EUR (without)

Pure Data (Pd) presents the ultimate, free software environment for sheer audio, video and hardware pluggability, patching and piping. Pd provides the basis for all manner of audiovisual performance and trans-media installation, as well as satisfying the artistic quest for heady experimentation and improvisation. Yet few artists take the time to master a solid foundation in this graphical programming environment.

The three day You've got pluggability workshop aims to provide a firm grounding and clear overview of the varied possibilities and paths offered by Pure Data. The first day will introduce Pd and quickly move on to how to create patches which create sounds and noises. The second day will look further at sound, particularly how to work with sampled audio, and will introduce the GEM library for working with live and recorded video. The third day will start with a look at the HID (Human Interface Device) system for getting sensor input into Pd, and venture into to using this input to control the audio and video patches which the participants have already created. No previous experience is necessary to take this workshop.

This PD workshop will be roughly based on the Pure Data FLOSS Manual, written by Derek Holzer, Luka Princic, Adam Hyde and contributors from the PD community: http://flossmanuals.net/puredata

Participants should bring their own laptop running GNU/Linux, Mac OS X or Windows, and with Pure Data Extended installed from: http://puredata.info/downloads

They are also encouraged to bring their own ideas, sensors, USB game controllers, MIDI devices, microphones and video cameras. There will be an opportunity to buy the inexpensive xxxxx-HID sensor input board produced at Pickled Feet: http://1010.co.uk/avrhid.html

Limited places! Please register before 24 August at: m@1010.co.uk

---About the Teachers

Derek Holzer [USA 1972] began working with Pure Data in 2001. Since then, he has taught and performed with the program across Europe, North America, Brazil and New Zealand. His work focuses on field recording, networked collaboration strategies, experiments in improvisational sound and the use of free software such as Pd. He is currently writing a beginner's manual for Pure Data. http://www.umatic.nl/info_derek.html

Martin Howse operates within the fields of discourse, speculative hardware (environmental data in open physical systems), code (an examination of layers of abstraction), free software and the situational (performances and interventions). http://1010.co.uk

contact: m@1010.co.uk (places are very limited)

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