ICAM Lecture Series: Miller Puckette, Thursday May 4th, 6PM

Please join us May 4th for a presentation by Miller Puckette. This talk
will be held in the CALIT2 auditorium, Atkinson Hall, 6PM, University of
California San Diego.

Miller Puckette obtained a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT (1980) and Ph.
D. in Mathematics from Harvard (1986). Puckette was a member of MIT's
Media Lab from its inception until 1987, and then a researcher at IRCAM
(l'Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Musique/Acoustique, founded
by composer and conductor Pierre Boulez). There he wrote the Max program
for MacIntosh computers, which was first distributed commercially by
Opcode Systems in 1990 and is now available from Cycling74.com .

In 1989 Puckette joined IRCAM's "musical workstation" team and put
together an enhanced version of Max, called Max/FTS, for the ISPW
system, which was commercialized by Ariel, Inc. This system became a
widely used platform in computer music research and production
facilities. The IRCAM real-time development team has since reimplemented
and extended this software under the name jMax, which is distributed
free with source code.

Puckette joined the Music department of the University of California,
San Diego in 1994, and is now Associate Director of the Center for
Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). He is currently working on a
new real-time software system for live musical and multimedia
performances called Pure Data ("Pd"), in collaboration with many other
artists/researchers/programmers worldwide. Pd is free and runs on Linux,
IRIX, and Windows systems.

Since 1997 Puckette has also been part of the Global Visual Music
project with Mark Danks , Rand Steiger , and Vibeke Sorensen , which has
been generously supported by a grant from the Intel Research Council

For more information about the Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts
Lecture Series: http://dimension.ucsd.edu/~bstalbaum/icam_lectures_2k6/

Brett Stalbaum, Lecturer, PSOE
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major (ICAM)
Department of Visual Arts
9500 GILMAN DR. # 0084
La Jolla CA 92093-0084