Van 23-03-2005 t/m 26-03-2005

Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam in collaboration with

Guests: Aymeric Mansoux (Artist, France) and Tom Schouten (Author of PDP, video processing within PD, Belgium)
Fee: € 150,-
Admission: Due to the limited capacity, applicants will be selected according to relevant professional experience and motivation. Please note all materials should be written in English.
Applicants can send a mail stating name, adress, telephonenumber, and a short overview of your skills and motivation to before March 10.
Presentation: March 27 from 15.00 untill 17.00 h.

_Pure Data
Pure-Data is a 'real-time' graphical programming environment for audio and graphical processing. It was planned as a free, better and more stable Max/fts, which has also been developed by Miller Smith Puckette at IRCAM. It is used as a rapid prototype-software for DSP-algorithms, and also as a music instrument and universal multimedia-software. Being a mature project now, Pure-Data is getting more and more popular in the academic field for teaching and exploring computer music and new media art.

It's hard to describe the possibilities of such an environment as its field of creation is almost infinite. From audio processing, to video, 2D/3D, interactivity, on-line experimentation, streaming and sensors, Pure-Data can handle all of these and provide a rock stable system which is perfect for performances and installations of any kind.


PDP is a set of external objects to PD developed by Tom Schouten. They are based on the idea of processing data in packets. While it is primarily used for video, the basic structure of PDP allows any kind of data to be processed into any other kind of data. Images can be converted to textures, that can be changed into sound, converted back to images, changed into sound, re-rendered again as image, and so on. The possibilities are endless.

Sunday March 27th a presentation of the workshop will take place. This presentation will be open to an audience invited by the participants. A short overview of the workshop will be given and the participants can share the creations they have made with each other and with the audience.

_Invited Guests

Aymeric Mansoux (FR)
Artist and co-founder of Goto10, an organization dedicated to set up, produce, and support electronic arts. Since the mid-nineties Aymeric Mansoux has taken part in many experiments based on the internet and the emergence of networks as a cultural fact.


_Day 1
10.30 - 13.00 coffee, tea, introductions and a general presentation of pd
13.45 - 15.45 demonstration of a few patches as an apéritif
16.00 - 18.00 introduction to pd: subpatches and basic audio synthesis

_Day 2
10.30 - 13.00 intermediate pd I: abstractions and simple audio sampling
13.45 - 15.45 introduction to pdp
16.00 - 18.00 intermediate pd II: graph on parent

_Day 3
10.30 - 13.00 advanced pdp I
13.45 - 15.45 advanced pdp II
16.00 - 18.00 pd networking: netsend, netreceive, pdp packets send, open sound controll

_Day 4
10.30 - 13.00 Groups of 2 or 3 will build their own application
13.45 - 15.45 Groups of 2 or 3 will build their own application
16.00 - 18.00 Groups of 2 or 3 will build their own application

_Day 5
15.00 - 17.00 Presentation of the workshop and the mini-projects for an invited audience, with drinks and donuts