Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ultrabasic class in Puredata

I will be teaching a hands-on, ultrabasic sound programming workshop (1 1/2 hours lang) for ASEUM09. I will be showing how to manipulate sound using the program called Puredata. Puredata is a freeware program, and all programming is done via a graphic interface, ie by drawing lines between boxes. The workshop is geared to students/people/artists with no previous experience in programming.

The workshop is free, and takes place 2pm-3:30pm on July 22 at the Computer Lab (also referred to as the CPU Lab?) of the Center for Women's Studies (CWS) in UP Diliman. The Center is near Abelardo Hall, ie the UP College of Music.

It's a learn by doing kind of class, so participants should bring their own laptop (best if fully charged, as I don't know how easy it will be to plug in in the classroom . It would be a good idea to preinstall Puredata, which runs on both Windows and Macintosh computers, though this is not absolutely necessary. The Puredata installer can be downloaded here or here. (The second site only has the Windows version. The file's name is Pd-0.40.3-extended.exe)

Since the workshop will focus on making sounds, it would be a good idea to bring headphones if your laptop isn't very loud.

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