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MAKE ART 2009 - What The Fork?!

Tue Dec 08, 2009 00:00 - Sun Nov 22, 2009


cat [-]---------->[-],[----------[>[-]++++++++++,----------]'
echo '++++++++++.-------------------->[-],]' ) | (
echo '#include '
echo '#include '
echo 'int main(int c, char **a){'
echo 'char *makeart = calloc(2009,1);'
sed -e 's/+/++*makeart;\n/g' \
-e 's/-/--*makeart;\n/g' \
-e 's/>/++makeart;\n/g' \
-e 's/</--makeart;\n/g' \
-e 's/\./putchar\(*makeart\);\n/g' \
-e 's/,/{int i = getchar\(\);if\(i!=EOF\)*makeart=i;}\n/g' \
-e 's/\[/while\(*makeart\){\n/g' \
-e 's/\]/}\n/g' \
-e 't' \
-e 's/.//g'
echo 'return 0;}'
) | gcc -O2 -Wall -std=c99 -pedantic -o makeart -xc - &&
./makeart | ./makeart


/mode +v noise workshop

Wed Dec 16, 2009 00:00

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mon 30 Nov, Tue 1, Wed 2 Dec
Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

/mode +v noise is an intense 3 day workshop for up to 10 participants, looking at how to build an Internet chat based music platform.
The workshop will give you the opportunity to create your own software sound synthesiser and different chat bots that will be used to manipulate and turn your chat into a music score. To achieve this, we will use free software such as Python, Supercollider, Puredyne, Emacs and more!

The workshop is aimed at participants with basic experience in programming, scripting, or markup languages, even if it’s just (X)HTML/CSS. You do not have to be an experienced programmer, but if you are, that’s good too. As long as you are not afraid to work in a terminal, you’ll be fine! In general, we are looking for people who have already experienced the “culture shock” of using plain text to
describe a process and want to take this further or discover creative programming using free software. The workshop will be adapted to the participants’ experience and profiles, but do not hesitate to contact us for extra details or if you are not sure you will fit. You will go home with the software and code you wrote during the workshop, and encouraged to share it and develop it further!

Email with your applications. Places will be allocated on the basis of the strength of the case you make to take part.

DEADLINE: 16 November.
Notification of outcome: 21 November.

At the end of the workshop, everything will be left on site in the gallery and available online as part of the Craftivism exhibition at Arnolfini (12 December 2009 - 14 February 2010).


GOTO10 "/mode +v noise" workshop at micro_research

Fri Oct 16, 2009 00:00 - Wed Oct 14, 2009

“/mode +v noise” is a project of GOTO10, a collective of international artists and computer programmers. It is based on IRC, the oldest text-based Internet chat environment. This intervention will transform an IRC chat room/channel into a simple, collaborative, text-based online system for making music. Since IRC allows ‘chat bots’- computer programs that pretend to be human conversation partners -, we will program such a bot to create a collective musical composition environment based on Internet chats. In this workshop, participants will explore two parts of the project: designing sound generators in Supercollider that they can control via a simple IRC bot written in Python. Workshop is taught by Aymeric Mansoux and Jan-Kees van Kampen from GOTO10.

PREREQUISITES: This workshop is aimed to beginners, no previous knowledge is required but a basic understanding of computers and an unconditional love for command line and text based interfaces is mandatory!

To bring:

* bring your own Laptop (PC based, macbook/mactel, recent imac, etc. We can't provide support for PPC based Mac such as the old G3-4-5-…)
* bring your own headphones

Cost: €20 per participant for both days (this includes food)

Please email to reserve a place (strictly limited to 8)

==== Day 1 ====

* 14:00 - 15:00: hands on demo of the "/mode +v noise" platform and experiment, using the Puredyne GNU/Linux live distro.
* 15:00 - 17:00: Intro to Supercollider's project botsynth, how to change patterns and synths, explanation of different hardcoded synthdef (from super simple, to more complicated examples).
* 17:00 - 17:30: break
* 17:30 - 19:50: make your own synth + play it through chat using local default bot
* 19:50 - 20:00: vote for the best synthdef and win a pack of stropwaffel

==== Day 2 ====

* 12:00 - 13:00: python crash course
* 13:00 - 15:00: reviewing the IRC bot features including OSC, IRC and mode+v classes
* 15:00 - 15:30: break
* 15:30 - 17:50: pimp your bot by combining existing code or writting your own
* 17:50 - 18:00: vote for the best bot and win a pack of stropwaffel

The workshop will be followed by performances at General Public, Schönhauser Allee 167c:

Details to follow!

=== About Supercollider ===

SuperCollider is an environment and programming language originally released in 1996 by James McCartney for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. Since then it has been evolving into a system used and further developed by both scientists and artists working with sound. It is an efficient and expressive dynamic programming language which makes it an interesting framework for acoustic research, algorithmic music and interactive programming. We will deal with practical sound-synthesis, jitlib (rapid prototyping), and get ourselves sounding ready for the irc-jam on the second day.

=== About Python ===

Python is a general-purpose high-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability. Python claims to "[combine] remarkable power with very clear syntax", and its standard library is large and comprehensive.

=== About Puredyne ===

Puredyne is an operating system developed to provide media artists with a complete set of tools for realtime audio and video processing. Puredyne is a live distribution, you don't need to install anything. Simply boot your computer using the live CD or USB and you're ready to start using software such as Pure Data, Supercollider, Icecast, Csound, Fluxus, Processing, Arduino and much much more.

=== About GOTO10 ===

GOTO10 aims to support and grow digital art projects and tools for artistic creation, located on the blurry line between software programming and art. GOTO10's members have backgrounds in visual arts, sound art, music technology, physical computing and programming. They have worked around the theme of FLOSS+Art since 2003, using performances, workshops, installations, print, and code repositories as their medium.

* channel: #goto10


Workshops led by field-expert practitioners extend over realms of code and embedded code, environmental code, noise, transmission and reception, and electromysticism. Workshops solely utilise free software and GNU toolbase.

Practitioners at pickledfeet have included Martin Kuentz (, Julian Oliver (, Derek Holzer (, Kathrin Guenter (, Alice Miceli (, Jeff Mann (, Martin Howse (, Fredrik Olofsson (, Florian Cramer (, Brendan Howell, jo FRGMNT grys(, mikomikona, Antony Hall (, Gijs Gieskes (, Alexei Blinov (, Valentina Vuksic (, Dave Griffiths (, Marc Boon (, Christian Faubel, Cordula Körber, and Ralf Schreiber (, Roman Häfeli and Olsen Wolf (

_____-micro_research, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119

U2, Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl. U8, Rosenthaler Pl.

Telephone: 3050187482.

_____-micro_research is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin 2009


MAKE ART 2009 - What The Fork?!

Wed Jul 15, 2009 00:00


MAKE ART 2009 - What The Fork?!
distributed and open practices in FLOSS art




make art is an international festival dedicated to the integration of
Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) in digital art.

The fourth edition of make art - What The Fork?! distributed and open
practices in FLOSS art - will take place in Poitiers (FR), from the 7th
to the 13th of December 2009.
make art offers performances, presentations, workshops and an
exhibition, focused on the encounter between digital art and free

We're currently seeking new, innovative FLOSS works and projects: music
and audiovisual performances, presentations, software demos, and

This year make art focuses on distributed and open practices in FLOSS
art. 'What the fork?!' is about decentralisation. Forking is the new
black. Forking, copying the source code of a project and continuing
work on the copy instead of the original, used to have a bad reputation.
It would split a project and its developer community in pieces, leading
to different, often incompatible, projects. Wasted effort, rivalry and
developer fights were all associated concepts. This is history. Forking
a project with the intention to compete with it is another story, but
the freedom to fork enables quick implementation of features and
customization, bypassing acquiring committer status, bugfix or feature
request protocol, working in a distributed way, together with others but
not necessarily towards one goal, working from one source,
cross-fertilising, inspiring, copying, patching, improving,
experimenting, changing direction, and merging. This practice is boosted
by decentralised software development tools, such as Darcs, Mercurial
and Git. It's not about quick hacks, but about creating room to
experiment, letting go of the one working copy and creating a
multiplicity of ideas.

Deadline : 15th of July 2009.

For more details, please visit





Thu Apr 23, 2009 00:00 - Sun Apr 05, 2009


Liwoli 2009
hacklab for art and open source
23 - 25 April 2009 - Kunstuniversität Linz


Liwoli 2009 is a three day long Hacklab and an open invitation to all
who would like to participate in an active process of learning,
producing and sharing around the areas of Free/Libre Open Source
Software and Art. FLOSS developers, artists and programmers such as the
collective GOTO10 or activists from HAIP (Hack Act Interact Progress)
and many others form the basis for the event and share their knowledge
in the form of workshops, hacklabs, presentations, installations and


Please register NOW to book a place in some of the many FREE workshops!
- Select a workshop
- Read the description
- Interested? Click on "Register" and fill the form



... and do not miss out on the rest of the event!

With the participation of:

Andrea Mayr, Andreas Trawoeger, Arjan Scherpenisse, Aymeric Mansoux,
Christoph Haag, Claude Heiland-Allen, Dan Wilcox, Daniel Turing
David Ayers, Eleonora Oreggia, Georg Jakob, Holger Schöner,
Jan-Kees van Kampen, Johannes Kreidler, Marius Shebella,
Pippa Buchanan, Ricardo Palmieri, Rob Canning, Robert Martin,
Roch Forowitz, Sascha Neudeck, Stéphanie Vilayphiou, Thomas Warwaris,
Yves Degoyon, ... and more to be confirmed!...


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