CRASH Space and New Blankets present Pd Weekend 2019, October 4-6, 2019.
The focus of this year’s Pd Weekend will be Pure Data on the Raspberry Pi 4.
The latest version of the Raspberry Pi 4 is significantly more powerful than previous versions and many other single-board computers. It is an ideal platform for running Pure Data as a portable or embedded device. Imagine being able to create any guitar pedal you can imagine, or creating an interactive audio-visual art installation, all using a $35 computer.
Pure Data (Pd) is a free open source visual programming language that runs on just about any computer, including the Raspberry Pi. It is a major branch of the family of patching programming languages known as Max, originally developed by Miller Puckette at IRCAM, and commercialized by Cycling 74 as Max/MSP and used by musicians and artists around the world.
Pd enables musicians, visual artists, performers, researchers, and developers to create software graphically without writing lines of code. Pd can be used to process and generate sound, video, 2D/3D graphics, and interface sensors, input devices, and MIDI. Pd can easily work over local and remote networks to integrate wearable technology, motor systems, lighting rigs, and other equipment. It is suitable for learning basic multimedia processing and visual programming methods as well as for realizing complex systems for large-scale projects.
Pd Weekend 2019 will feature demonstrations of Pd on the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost/high-quality microphone building workshop, and a Handmade Music evening of music performance and demonstration.
Friday October 4th we will start with presentations, a roundtable, and a hackathon at the University Of California San Diego campus.
Saturday October 5th we are planning events at CRASH Space:
9:00 AM – Noon – Miller Puckette & Friends – Pure Data 0.50 + Raspberry Pi 4 + more
Noon – 3 PM – Katja’s DIY Mic Build Workshop 2 PM – 5 PM – Hacking and Discussions
6 PM – 10 PM – Handmade Music @ CRASH Space
Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM – Patching Circle and Hackathon
If you are interested in attending or participating in any of these events, please e-mail email@example.com.
Additional information and RSVP links will be announced shortly.