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xxxxx workshop_18_19 Berlin

A (more-than-less) weekly series of constructivist workshops emphasising
making and connection within the field of the existent.

Upcoming:

7th July: Mini_maxwell: City EM (electromagnetic) sniffing and
flaneur with ap/xxxxx.

14th July 2PM: Generative Text With Python and Brendan Howell.

Summer highlights: Collective radio telescope construction, Cinelerra,
free software video editing with Florian Cramer and...

noise_produce summer edition: four days advanced construction of noise
apparatus using all manner of techniques (including free software PCB
design). please register interest now.

... or contact if you're interested in leading a related workshop.

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7th July 2PM: Mini_maxwell: City EM (electromagnetic) sniffing and
flaneur with ap/xxxxx.

A reduced companion to the Oslo Maxwell City workshop investigating
artistic uses of EM (electromagnetic) substance within Berlin,
Mitte. Participants will build a small variety of simple electronic
sniffing device to actively explore in primarily aural manner the
alternative city space of ghost EM architecture (mobile emissions,
metal structures supporting existent buildings, power and lines of
transmission). EM sniffing is presented as contemporary city flaneur
and divining activity.

References:

http://anart.no/projects/maxwell-city/

http://scrying.org

Against the Day, by Thomas Pynchon, Jonathan Cape (21 Nov 2006)


Please bring headphones and any audio/video recording device
(minidisc, video camera, walkman).

Course fee: 18 euros including choice of sniffing kit

Please RSVP m {AT} 1010.co.uk to reserve places

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14th July 2PM: Generative Text With Python and Brendan Howell.

Python is a powerful object oriented programming language with extremely
broad applications. That may sound intimidating but fortunately, it's
easy for programmers with limited experience to get started. The
easiest place to begin is with text processing.

This workshop will take you through the basics of Python coding with the
goal of creating synthetic texts. Make your own fake Dickens novel.
Unify the theories (or at least the phrases) of Freud and Jung. Roll
your own SPAM. Create a joke machine. Translate your email to
Rumsfeldian Newspeak, Fachjargon or Art-speak.

What to bring:

- Computer with Python 2.4 or later installed (any platform):
http://python.org/download/

- Optional: Any print text or digital text that you'd like to
re-process.

About The Instructor:

Brendan Howell is an artist and engineer from Baltimore, MD, USA. His
current project, "The Howell Ersatz Co." explores the history of
technology with a series of fake artifacts.

Course fee: 10 euros including generated text

Please RSVP m {AT} 1010.co.uk to reserve places


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Background:

A weekly series of constructivist workshops emphasising making and
connection within the field of the existent.

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 include Julian Oliver (http://selectparks.net/), Derek
Holzer (http://soundtransit.nl), Jeff Mann (http://jeffmann.com),
Martin Howse (http://1010.co.uk), Fredrik Olofsson
(http://www.fredrikolofsson.com/), superfactory
(http://superfactory.biz), Florian Cramer
(http://cramer.plaintext.cc:70/), Brendan Howell

Please RSVP m {AT} 1010.co.uk to reserve any places or register
interest. Please forward.

xxxxx, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119

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

Telephone: 3050187482. 

http://1010.co.uk/workshop.html

http://1010.co.uk/xxxxx_research_institute.html

http://pickledfeet.com
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