Below you find some info about Mediamatic's upcoming workshops.
We hope to see you soon!
Post CS Oosterdokskade 5-5
1011AD Amsterdam, Holland
T: +31 (0)20 6389901
F: +31 (0)20 6387969
Mediamatic Pure Data workshop – Making practical designs with PD
PureData (or PD) is a fairly easy to learn graphical programming language for the creation of interactive computer music and multimedia works. This workshop is an opportunity for anyone to learn how to process and organize sounds, how to map and program for physical interaction, for video processing and and for networking possibilities with Pure Data. In PureData functions or objects are patched together in a graphical environment which models the flow of data. Participants will learn the basics of using PD, the basics of sound synthetization and they will build their own PureData sound- video or control patches. PureData is a free, open source software tool.
Andy J. Farnell is a composer, open source software developer and computer scientist from the UK. Andy has produced many works for the BBC, film and game projects and worked with some well-known bands as well.
Furthermore Kostya Leonenko, who studied sonology at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, will assist participants making their projects.
This workshop is intended for nerds, musicians, artists, programmers and designers. We'll start from scratch, so programming skills will not be required, but will come in handy of course. Participants will need some technical affinity.
You can register online: http://www.mediamatic.net/workshopregistration
The price for this workshop is EUR 100,- incl. VAT and EUR 75,- incl. VAT if you are a student.
Where and when?
February 03 | 04 between 10.00 and 17.00 hrs. Mediamatic, Post CS building, Oosterdokskade 5, 5th floor, Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20 6389901
Radio-to-Go workshop February 14 | 15
Machinima workshop February 27 | 28 | 01 | 02
Arduino Unplugged workshop March 12 | 13 | 14
Hybrid World Lab workshop Dates to be confirmed
Mediamatic Radio-to-Go workshop
With the developments in streaming online audio, podcasting, microtransmitters, multi-user VoIP chat rooms, (etcetera) our idea of what is radio, has thoroughly expanded. Participants of this workshop design radio experiences for (interactive?) listeners. Workshop projects consist of homegrown content ideas for a specific combination of various older and newer 'radio' practices. A couple of projects will be chosen to be broadcast live on Thursday, Feb 15, by Radio Rietveld, that broadcasts and webcasts from Mediamatics' garagebox for the next three months. Participants can also learn to solder their own radio microtransmitter! More about Radio Rietveld: "Radio Rietveld at Stedelijk Museum" (RR.SMCS) is a temporary radio project broadcasting for 3 months 24/7 live on 105.6 FM in Amsterdam as well as on broadband internet stream (hosted by TheWaagSociety) for the international public. RR.SMCS wants to create a channel for audio art, sound related art projects, extraordinary and underestimated music as well as being a discussion platform and speaker's corner for a vivid discussion about art. Lotte Meijer, media designer, maker of the Broadcast-Your-Podcast project and the amazing Wifio set. Lotte Meijer will present her work and lines of research into new kinds of radio experiences. Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, made various radio programmes for Radio 100, Radio Patapoe & for the VPRO and is now Mediamatic’s own workshop coach. One or both of the ladies of Cut-n-Paste will present their innovative radio projects LoveControl, Teletap and CallCenter in which broadcast, podcast and mobile phones meet in intimate and unexpected ways. This workshop is intended for everybody who's interested in creating new radio experiences.
The price for this workshop is EUR 100 incl. lunch & VAT and EUR 75 if you're a student. Special offer for Rietveld students: 3 can come for the price of 2. February 14 | 15 between 10.00 and 17.00 hrs. Mediamatic, Post CS building, Oosterdokskade 5, 5th floor, Amsterdam Radio–to-Go workshop February 14 | 15 Machinima workshop February 27 | 28 | 01 | 02 Arduino Unplugged workshop March 12 | 13 | 14 Hybrid World Lab workshop Dates to be confirmed Mediamatic Machinima workshop – Games as Tools 27 | 28 | 01 | 02 | February 2007 Making Machinima is making movies in 3D games. Machinima makers use games as tools to film their own scenario's. In the Mediamatic Machinima workshop the participants are in the hands of some of the most experienced Machinima makers in the world. In 4 intense workshop days all participants make their own Machinima movies or game based projects. The workshop provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to create your own Machinima, or to further improve your skills if you already tried your hand at it. Participants will be guided through Machinima production process by Daniel van Gils (NL), Jonas Hielscher (G) and Ricard Gras (E/UK) The coaches are experienced in a wide variety of game engines, and specialized in using the Unreal Tournament engine, the Sims 2 engine, the Machinima possibilities of Second Life and Machinimation, that runs in the Quake 3 engine. This workshop is intended for filmmakers, animators and gamers. Some experience with playing video games or film editing is helpful, but not essential.
The price for this workshop is reduced to EUR 250 incl. VAT !! February 27 | 28 | 01 | 02 between 10.00 and 17.00 hrs. Mediamatic, Post CS building, Oosterdokskade 5, 5th floor, Amsterdam Radio–to-Go workshop February 14 | 15 Machinima workshop February 27 | 28 | 01 | 02 Arduino Unplugged workshop March 12 | 13 | 14 Hybrid World Lab workshop Dates to be confirmed Mediamatic Arduino Unplugged workshop 12 | 13 | 14 | March 2007 Tiny chips, cheap sensors and the possibilities of emerging smart fabrics, conductive yarns and cheap wireless communication (bluetooth or even rfid) make wearables easier and cheaper to make. Arduino boards are small physical computing platforms: Arduino developed a fairly simple integrated development environment to deal with the small portable input/output board. In this workshop we will have a look at wireless Arduino's (Bluetooth Arduino's). Massimo Banzi a.k.a. Mr. Arduino, is one of the founders of Arduino. He currently teaches Physical Interaction Design at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and is a consultant on interaction design projects that involve electronics and technology. This workshop is intended for Computer scientists, hardware hackers, art students, fabric experts, product developers, nerds, dancers - everyone is welcome. However, note that some technical affinity is required. Some experience in programming and electronics will come in useful, specifically in soldering and java, but is not strictly necessary.
The Arduino Unplugged workshop costs 125 euros. Dutch students receive a discount of 50 euros. March 12 | 13 | 14 between 10.00 and 17.00 hrs. Mediamatic, Post CS building, Oosterdokskade 5, 5th floor, Amsterdam Radio–to-Go workshop February 14 | 15 Machinima workshop February 27 | 28 | 01 | 02 Arduino Unplugged workshop March 12 | 13 | 14 Hybrid World Lab workshop Dates to be confirmed