Winter Workshops


JANUARY 22 and JANUARY 29th PROCESSING Workshops…   with Rob Powell Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. It is used by students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. It is created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook and professional production tool. Processing is free to download and available for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. To contribute to the project’s development, please visit http://dev.processing.org/, which includes bug tracking and instructions for building the code, downloading the source, and creating libraries and tools. Processing is an open project initiated by Ben Fry and Casey Reas. It evolved from ideas explored in the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab. OTHER UPCOMING FRIDAY WORKSHOPS FOR THE WINTER TERM MAX MSP/JITTER Workshops…  with Julie Cruse SPECIAL DATE:   THURSDAY – JANUARY 28th – 6pm – 9pm Max/MSP/Jitter is an interactive graphical programming environment for music, audio, and media. For over two decades, people have been using Max/MSP/Jitter to make their computers do things that reflect their individual ideas and dreams. Compatible with Mac and Windows, Max/MSP/Jitter provides true cross-platform authoring and a free runtime version. Max/MSP/Jitter is three things: 1. Max, a graphical programming environment that provides user interface, timing, communications, and MIDI support; 2. MSP, for real-time audio synthesis and digital signal processing; 3. Jitter, for video and matrix data processing. Max is a visual programming language — you connect objects together with patch cords to design what you want.  While people have used Max to create a wide variety of applications, it’s primarily designed to handle the basic elements of media: time, interactivity, and control. MSP gives you the building blocks of a synthesis and DSP language in visual form. But more importantly, MSP permits synthesis and analysis to be controlled in expressive and powerful ways. The fact is, there are only so many ways to make sound, but there an unlimited variety of ways to control sound, due the way MSP’s audio objects work together with Max’s timing, control, and userate on a specific problem of interest. Max/MSP/Jitter is a common framework in which artists and researchers from varied disciplines can collaborate and cross-pollinate, building upon their respective specialties, all within the same flexible architecture. Recent artistic and research projects that have used Max/MSP/Jitter range from evolutionary systems for generating video filters to a computer controlled paint gun printer, and from music driven by the movement of ballet dancers to a robotic labyrinth that changes form as the participant walks through it.  (thanks to Luc DuBois for this great explanation) MEDIA DJ Workshops… with Patrick...

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Bronzeville Etudes & Riffs

By Philp Mallory Jones

Bronzeville is an area of the South Side of Chicago. It emerged as a Mecca for the arts, commerce, entertainment and more – replete with all of the attendant human aspirations, ambitions and frailties – as a result of the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to cities in the North and West, over a 50 year span of the twentieth century. Add to that Jim Crow Segregation, The Great Depression, The Chicago Renaissance, and World War II and you have the milieu of Bronzeville Etudes & Riffs. Bronzeville Etudes & Riffs is now LIVE on KICKSTARTER! Immersive interactive storytelling set in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side, circa 1940, for PC and Mac desktop, laptop and tablet. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/95105404/bronzeville-etudes-and-riffs...

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