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xxxxx workshop_19_xx Berlin

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

Upcoming:

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

21st July: No workshop. Break for live coding in Sheffield.

Summer highlights: Collective radio telescope construction, Cinelerra,
free software video editing with Florian Cramer (18th August) and...

noise_produce summer edition. 5/6/7/8 September:

Four days of advanced construction of noise (any) electronic apparatus
using all manner of techniques (including free software PCB schematic
design and etching, AVR/ATmega microcontrollers). Audio project work or
computer interface appreciated. Full technical support, potential
circuits, advice and parts provided.

Please register with projects now.


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

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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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