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Creative Code Workshop 2: PureData

Creative Code Workshops

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Over the past several decades of advancement in computer technology, a fledgling movement of computational and digital media art has emerged. Initially the province of a handful techno-savvy pioneers, today there is a wide range of tools and resources available to artists and designers, drastically lowering the barrier of entry for anyone interested in computer art. This series of Creative Code Workshops explores the sometimes-nebulous territory of Code-As-Art, bringing creatives and technologists together to make interesting, complex work.

In our second workshop, we will explore PureData, an open-source development tool for interactive computer music and multimedia authoring. Pd’s dataflow programming paradigm and visual development environment bridges the gap between programmers, musicians, and audio producers. This hands-on workshop provides a solid introduction to the software and examples of what’s capable with this technology.

Where: Pumping Station: One. 3354 N. Elston, Chicago, IL.

When: Saturday, October 16th, 2010, 3pm.

Cost: FREE

Accessibility: Open to the public.

Pre-requisites: No previous programming experience required.

About the presenter:
James Patrick Gordon is an emerging digital media artist based in Chicago. His work covers a range of topics in digital and computational media, including responsive environments, augmented reality performance, virtual worlds, interactive narrative, sacred computing, the cultural and social ramifications of information networking, and the convergence of art and social justice.
You can find him on the web at: www.thaumatropia.net, or email him at: james.patrick.gordon@gmail.com

About Pumping Station: One:
Pumping Station: One is Chicago’s premiere hackerspace and community workshop. Its mission is to foster a collaborative environment wherein people can explore and create intersections between technology, science, art, and culture. Hackers, makers, artists, developers, scientists, and craftsmen come together in a collaborative environment that inspires members to tinker, create, and build.
More info can be found at: www.pumpingstationone.org, or email them at: info@pumpingstationone.org

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10 2010

Reminder! Creative Code Workshop: Processing this Saturday!

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Creative Code Workshops

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This Saturday is the first in a series of Creative Code Workshops. This hands-on workshop will focus on Processing. Attendees will come away with finished projects and a solid introduction to this open source development framework for visual artists.

Where: Pumping Station: One. 3354 N. Elston, Chicago, IL.
When: Saturday, September 25th, 2010, 4pm.
Cost: FREE
Accessibility: Open to the public

Please bring a laptop to work on. Windows, Mac, and Linux are fine, but you must have an updated version of Java. Be sure to download the Processing IDE beforehand. Otherwise, be prepared to partner with another attendee.

Hope to see you there!

22

09 2010

Announcing: Web Design for N00bs

HTML & CSS for Beginners

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to build web sites for yourself or for businesses, here is your chance. Emphasis is on web standards valid & semantic coding. Bring your laptops! Dreamweaver is recommended, but not required–you can do web design using Notepad or a similar text editor.

This is a four-week series. The classes are designed to be taken consecutively. Class schedule will be as follows:

Sept. 19th – Beginning HTML
Sept. 26th – Beginning CSS
Oct. 3rd – Advanced HTML & CSS
Oct. 10th – Positioning & layout

Where: Pumping Station: One. 3354 N. Elston, Chicago, IL.
When: Sundays, Sept. 19th thru Oct. 10th, 3pm-5pm
Cost: FREE
Accessibility: Open to the public

About the presenter

Laurie Eastman has been a professional web designer since 1995 and a graphic designer since 2005. She is Part-Time Faculty at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago in the Web Design & Interactive Media department and an Adjunct Instructor in DePaul University’s graduate program of Rhetoric, Writing, and Discourse. Laurie is currently working towards her EdD in Instructional Leadership at Argosy University with a concentration in Education Technology.

Email at info@pumpingstationone.org for more info.

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09 2010

Announcing: Creative Code Workshops

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Creative Code Workshops

workShop[0] = Processing;

Over the past several decades of advancement in computer technology, a fledgling movement of computational and digital media art has emerged. Initially the province of a handful techno-savvy pioneers, today there is a wide range of tools and resources available to artists and designers, drastically lowering the barrier of entry for anyone interested in computer art. This series of Creative Code Workshops explores the sometimes-nebulous territory of Code-As-Art, bringing creatives and technologists together to make interesting, complex work.

In our first workshop, we will explore Processing, an open-source programming language and framework developed for the visual arts community. Originally created to teach computer programming fundamentals within a visual context, it has grown into a robust yet flexible platform serving both artists and pedagogues. Its open-source license has led to a vibrant developer community that has contributed to its extension into other regions of computational media, including computer vision, audio processing, networking, data visualization, and tactile media. This hands-on workshop will help both artists looking to get their hands dirty with computer programming and programmers looking to explore their creative side.

Where: Pumping Station: One. 3354 N. Elston, Chicago, IL.
When: Saturday, September 25th, 2010, 4pm.
Cost: FREE
Accessibility: Open to the public

About the presenter

James Patrick Gordon is an emerging digital media artist based in Chicago. His work covers a range of topics in digital and computational media, including responsive environments, augmented reality performance, virtual worlds, interactive narrative, sacred computing, the cultural and social ramifications of information networking, and the convergence of art and social justice.
You can find him on the web at: www.thaumatropia.net, or email him at: james.patrick.gordon@gmail.com

About Pumping Station: One

Pumping Station: One is Chicago’s premiere hackerspace and community workshop. Its mission is to foster a collaborative environment wherein people can explore and create intersections between technology, science, art, and culture. Hackers, makers, artists, developers, scientists, and craftsmen come together in a collaborative environment that explores the intersections between technology, art, and culture.
More info can be found at: www.pumpingstationone.org, or email them at: info@pumpingstationone.org

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09 2010