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Workshop `hello process`
5-6-7 March 2008
10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00
Sign, Winschoterkade 10, Groningen, NL
Booking: signnl -at- gmail -dot- com
Costs: Free!
Max: 12 participants
Level: Beginner

Chaos theory, finite state machines, randomness, entropy, non linear
systems and non deterministic automata, l-systems, self-similar series,
recursions and iterations. WTF? LOLZ

During this 3 day workshop, the participants will be introduced to
dataflow programming, simple Digital Signal Processing, generative and
algorithmic techniques that they will be able to apply in any other
field once the course is completed.

The goal of the workshop is not to learn a new software, but to get
acquainted with certain techniques and strategies for the creation of a
media art work or design. The software Pure Data will be used to
illustrate most of the different techniques, but the emphasis will be
put on introducing and explaining the generative processes so the
participant can understand them and will be able to implement these
techniques in his/her work.

The participants who are interested in learning more about the software
used in the workshop, can come to the Openlab sessions following the

The workshop is based on 100% Free/Libre/Open Source Software. All the
material used during the workshop will be available on-line under an
open content license. During the workshop we’ll work with the pure:dyne
GNU/Linux operating system.

No previous knowledge of programming is required, but knowing how to use
computers is :)

more information:


Openlab Groningen Kickstart
11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27 March 2008
between 14.00 and 18.00
Sign, Winschoterkade 10, Groningen
Costs: Free!

Join us for 6 afternoon sessions of Openlab Groningen! The Openlab is a 
workspace equipped with 6 workstations running a wide variety of open 
source software for artists and designers. The goal of the lab is to 
kick start a community in Groningen that brings together local  
artists/designers/programmers that work with or are interested to work 
with open source software.

The lab in Groningen will kick off with the 3 day workshop 'hello 
process'. After the workshop the lab will be open for 3 weeks on 
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14.00 until 18.00. The lab is open to 
everyone interested in making, researching, exchanging, learning or 
simply working, having a (lot of) coffee and a chat. Permanent 
inhabitants of the lab: 'hello process' artists Aymeric Mansoux and 
Marloes de Valk from digital art collective GOTO10 (bring cookies plz).

Openlab Groningen will be the third European Openlab. The first Openlab 
started 3 years ago in London. The lab organises performances, 
exhibitions and meetings. The project stimulates the use of open source 
software through the organisation of events. The second lab in existence 
is Openlab Glasgow. It started a year ago, and is a collective that is 
open to artists who are interested in the use of technology within their 
arts practice. The group is based on the sharing and exchange of skills, 
collaborative projects and the exchange of ideas.

more info:


`hello process` lectures: in rand() we trust!
13 March 2008, 20.00 - 22.30
Sign, Winschoterkade 10, Groningen
Guests: Florian Cramer, Dave Griffiths, Arie Altena, Adger Stokvisch, 
Aymeric Mansoux, and Marloes de Valk
Costs: Free!

During this evening we will be questioning the nature and purpose of 
generative art. With 4 lectures and an open talk, we investigate whether 
or not generative art is indeed an art form or just a technique. Is it 
possible to make a distinction between generative processes, 
applications of generative processes and generative processes as a 
conceptual ground for software art? Does the term generative art apply 
to screen savers, alife, fractal art,, conceptual software/code art and 
poetry alike? Is it even important to make this distinction?  The term 
generative art has been around for a while now, and is applied to 
extremely diverse works and opposite artistic approaches. No more! It's 
time to fork! (again!)

more info:





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