Pure Data for Beginners

13 June 2018


Venue: BEEF, Brunswick Club, 15-16 Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8NX

Organiser: Bristol Experimental Expanded Film (BEEF)

BEEF (Bristol Experimental Expanded Film) is a film and sound collective supporting experimental practice in Bristol. BEEF provides an independent platform for artists’ production, distribution and critical engagement, predominantly focusing on experimental and analogue practices. BEEF members work together to organise events, screenings, performances, exhibitions, residencies, and workshops. The workshop will be led by Matthew Olden. Matthew is a Bristol based computer artist who makes interesting things by programming his computer. He makes a wide range of computer programs that make music, do visuals and manipulate data. Matthew then more often than not uses these programs in live performance.

(only open to participants who attended the MAX workshop on Tues 12th)

Although MAX software is not free, its sister program Pure Data, works in a very similar way. Pure Data is free and runs on many more computer platforms including the £30 Raspberry Pi.

In this follow-on workshop, Matthew will demonstrate how your newly found knowledge of MAX can be applied to Pure Data to create the same projects.

Participants will be required to bring their own laptop/computer with the newest demonstration version of Pure Data running on it. https://puredata.info/downloads