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<nettime-ann> _____-micro_research workshops:27: October 16/17th: /mode +v noise with GOTO10 and performance


A series of weekly working groups and workshops at
_____-micro_research [Berlin]; an independent research centre focusing
on the expanded construction and experience of free software and open


October 16/17th 2PM/12PM: /mode +v noise with GOTO10

October 17th 8PM: GOTO10 at General Public

Forthcoming matter: 

tv programming, micro-cuisine, data carving, plotting, handmade logic


** October 16/17th 2PM/12PM: /mode +v noise with GOTO10

â/mode +v noiseâ is a project of GOTO10, a collective of international
artists and computer programmers. It is based on IRC, the oldest
text-based Internet chat environment. This intervention will transform
an IRC chat room/channel into a simple, collaborative, text-based online
system for making music. Since IRC allows âchat botsâ- computer programs
that pretend to be human conversation partners -, we will program such a
bot to create a collective musical composition environment based on
Internet chats. In this workshop, participants will explore two parts of
the project: designing sound generators in Supercollider that they can
control via a simple IRC bot written in Python. Workshop is taught by
Aymeric Mansoux and Jan-Kees van Kampen from GOTO10.

PREREQUISITES: This workshop is aimed to beginners, no previous
knowledge is required but a basic understanding of computers and an
unconditional love for command line and text based interfaces is

To bring:
 * bring your own Laptop (PC based, macbook/mactel, recent imac, etc. We
   can't provide support for PPC based Mac such as the old G3-4-5-...)
 * bring your own headphones

Cost: â20 per participant for both days (this includes food)

Please email m {AT} 1010.co.uk to reserve a place (strictly limited to 8)

==== Day 1 ====

 * 14:00 - 15:00: hands on demo of the "/mode +v noise" platform and 
   experiment, using the Puredyne GNU/Linux live distro.
 * 15:00 - 17:00: Intro to Supercollider's project botsynth, how to
   change patterns and synths, explanation of different hardcoded
   synthdef (from super simple, to more complicated examples). 
 * 17:00 - 17:30: break
 * 17:30 - 19:50: make your own synth + play it through chat using local
   default bot
 * 19:50 - 20:00: vote for the best synthdef and win a pack of

==== Day 2 ====

 * 12:00 - 13:00: python crash course
 * 13:00 - 15:00: reviewing the IRC bot features including OSC, IRC and
   mode+v classes
 * 15:00 - 15:30: break
 * 15:30 - 17:50: pimp your bot by combining existing code or writting
   your own
 * 17:50 - 18:00: vote for the best bot and win a pack of stropwaffel

The workshop will be followed by performances at General Public,
SchÃnhauser Allee 167c:


Details to follow!

=== About Supercollider ===

SuperCollider is an environment and programming language originally
released in 1996 by James McCartney for real time audio synthesis and
algorithmic composition. Since then it has been evolving into a system
used and further developed by both scientists and artists working with
sound. It is an efficient and expressive dynamic programming language
which makes it an interesting framework for acoustic research,
algorithmic music and interactive programming. We will deal with
practical sound-synthesis, jitlib (rapid prototyping), and get ourselves
sounding ready for the irc-jam on the second day.

=== About Python ===

Python is a general-purpose high-level programming language. Its design
philosophy emphasizes code readability. Python claims to "[combine]
remarkable power with very clear syntax", and its standard library is
large and comprehensive.

=== About Puredyne ===

Puredyne is an operating system developed to provide media artists with
a complete set of tools for realtime audio and video processing.
Puredyne is a live distribution, you don't need to install anything.
Simply boot your computer using the live CD or USB and you're ready to
start using software such as Pure Data, Supercollider, Icecast, Csound,
Fluxus, Processing, Arduino and much much more. 

=== About GOTO10 ===

GOTO10 aims to support and grow digital art projects and tools for
artistic creation, located on the blurry line between software
programming and art. GOTO10's members have backgrounds in visual arts,
sound art, music technology, physical computing and programming. They
have worked around the theme of FLOSS+Art since 2003, using
performances, workshops, installations, print, and code repositories as
their medium.

 * http://goto10.org
 * http://identi.ca/goto10
 * irc://irc.goto10.org channel: #goto10 



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 at pickledfeet have included Martin Kuentz
(prd {AT} scrying.org), Julian Oliver (http://selectparks.net/), Derek
Holzer (http://soundtransit.nl), Jeff Mann (http://jeffmann.com),
Martin Howse (http://1010.co.uk), Kathrin Guenter
(http://www.fotokatie.com), Alice Miceli
(http://www.premiosergiomotta.org.br/blog/chernobyl2), Fredrik
Olofsson (http://www.fredrikolofsson.com/), Florian Cramer
(http://cramer.plaintext.cc:70/), Brendan Howell, jo FRGMNT
grys(http://tob.de.vu/), mikomikona
http://www.zuviel.tv/mikomikona.html, Antony Hall
(http://antonyhall.net), Gijs Gieskes (http://gieskes.nl/), Alexei
Blinov (http://www.raylab.com), Valentina Vuksic
(http://sei-personaggi-part2.ch/), Dave Griffiths
(http://www.pawfal.org), Marc Boon (http://www.marcboon.com),
Christian Faubel, Cordula KÃrber, and Ralf Schreiber
(http://ralfschreiber.com/), Roman HÃfeli and Olsen Wolf

_____-micro_research, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119

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

Telephone: 3050187482. 

m {AT} 1010.co.uk

_____-micro_research is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin 2009



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