The aim of this workshop is to learn simple programming strategies for the creation of audio/video software tools for live performances. Generative or interactive piece of software that let artist creates and controls a video stream or an audio processing in real time.

During the workshop we will use Pure Data, a free (as a bird and as a beer) graphical programming language particularly focused on the processing of audio and video data in real time. Pure data is a tool for artists whom wants experiment with a different creation pattern, with a freedom to build from the scratch their own instruments or interactive installation. You dont need to be a programmer to begin to build your tool. In 3 days long workshop you will learn the basis of language, how to manipulate or create a video and how to play with audio. At the end of the workshop all participants will play in a jam session together in the Lab space or exhibit their prototypes.

++ info > http://puredata.info/

Pure Data (Pd) is a visual programming language developed by Miller Puckette in the 1990s for creating interactive computer music and multimedia works. While Puckette is the main author of the program, Pd is an open source project with a large developer base working on new extensions. It is released under a license similar to the BSD license. It runs on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Windows.