[spectre] Vector Synthesis Pure Data Workshop Berlin

Derek Holzer macumbista at gmail.com
Sun May 26 12:51:53 CEST 2019


The Vector Synthesis workshop investigates the direct relationship 
between sound+image. It draws inspiration from media archaeology and 
obsolete technologies such as the Cathode Ray Tube monitor, combined 
with contemporary laser display techniques. Participants will learn how 
to draw Lissajous figures, render simple two- and three-dimensional 
shapes, and process photographs and video into vector artwork which can 
be displayed on oscilloscopes, Vectrex consoles, and ILDA laser displays 
using audio signals which can also be heard. These vector shapes can 
also be further modified in real time using external audio sources such 
as voice, amplified instruments, or electronic synthesizers provided by 
the participants.

You can see examples of what you might do here:

The core of the workshop will be examples written in the Pure Data 
programming language. Detailed instructions on how to install and set up 
Pure Data, as well as a software oscilloscope emulator so you can see 
your work without special hardware, will be sent to registered participants.

You can view the Vector Synthesis code here:

The language of this workshop is English. Participants are required to 
bring their own laptops with software installed according to pre-event 
instructions sent by email.


This is one continuous workshop of three days, 5 hours per day. 
Participation on individual days is not possible.

---FRI 05 JULY 12-17:00

---SAT 06 JULY 12-17:00

---SUN 07 JULY 12-17:00

---Max participants: 14 (50% will be students from Humboldt University, 
so 7 tickets are available for outside participants)


Signallabor, Humboldt University of Berlin, Georgenstraße 47, Raum 2.26 
(2nd floor), Berlin Germany

With kind thanks to Dr. Stefan Höltgen, the Signallabor, and Humboldt 
University for their generous sponsorship of the event location.



derek holzer

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