Workshop: Pure:dyne and Fluxus – 22 Sept 2009

By , 7 September 2009 9:26 am

Sorry for the change – we’ve had to move the SuperCollider to November due to scheduling conflicts. Instead, we’re lucky enough to have Fluxus creator and BBC streaming video personality Dave Griffiths teaching an introductory session to the audio-visual livecoding tool, Fluxus.

Openlab, the London-based open source art and technology collective, presents an on-going series of in-depth workshops exploring creating and hacking media using free software and tools.  Workshops will include both beginner and advanced instruction in such software as PureData, Processing, and SuperCollider, as well as using the microcontroller Arduino, Android programming, general sound hardware hacking, and more.  For less than the cost of the cinema, you can gain some valuable skills using free software!

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When: Tuesday 22 September, from 6pm-10:30pm

Where: The Roebuck pub (upstairs room), 50 Great Dover Street, SE1 4YG

Nearest transport: 5, 133, 343, 21 buses, Borough Tube (Northern line)
About 8 minute walk from London Bridge Station (Northern and Jubilee tube, rail, and bus station: 48, 47, 149 buses)

Cost: £15 for the entire night, or per workshop (see below).
How to pay: At the door, or via Paypal to be guaranteed a space (limited to 30 people per workshop).  There will be a few spaces for people who show up on the night.  Please email to reserve a space in any workshop.

1) Using Pure:dyne – A Free Audio and Video Toolkit with
Rob Canning and Claude Heiland-Allen – £10

Rob and Claude introduce you to Pure:dyne, an operating system designed for media artists, providing a complete set of tools for realtime audio and video processing.  Pure:dyne is a live distribution, you don’t need to install anything. Simply boot your computer using the live CD or USB stick and you’re ready to start using software such as Pure Data, Supercollider, Icecast, Csound, Fluxus, Processing, Arduino and much much more.  We will provide Pure:dyne on CD and USB stick for purchase or for (free) copying, no experience required.

More info:
Article from Create Digital Motion

2) Animation and Livecoding through Fluxus with Dave Griffiths and Evan Raskob– £10

In this workshop you will find out about the emerging art form of
livecoding and learn how to write simple scripts to create animations in
3D space. You will be introduced to scheme programming language and how
to use it to build shapes and animate them. No previous programming
experience required.

Please install fluxus prior to the workshop, which you can find here:
(Note: We will bring CDs of Pure:dyne and Fluxus for people)

Windows version not recommended at present due to instability, an
alternative is to use a bootable CD linux distro such as this one:

More info:

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2 Responses to “Workshop: Pure:dyne and Fluxus – 22 Sept 2009”

  1. Art Is Great says:

    this sounds great for the aesthetics in floss art

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