PureData Montréal Users Group meeting #10
2005 mai 14, from 13:00 to 17:00 EDT
Garnier 4550, 2ième étage (coin Mont-Royal)
(métro Mont-Royal puis marcher vers l'est)
$: Entrée libre (dons appréciés)
Langue: Français avec un peu d'anglais, comme d'habitude.
at the videographe :
michal at work :
1. STÉPHANIE BRODEUR & DARSHA HEWITT
The Magnetic Information Liberation Front (M.I.L.F.)
As individuals, Brodeur's practice often explores the boundaries
between art and technology, while Hewitt is primarily interested
in critiquing the language and symbols of consumerism. Together,
these conceptual artists have produced a tongue-in-cheek way of
finding one's self in our fast-paced, economy-driven world. By
re-interpreting open-source computing code and applying it to a
contraption assembled from an array of spare parts including an
old speaker and a magnetic card reader, Brodeur and Hewitt have
produced an object that has the capacity to free individuals
from the sensation of meaninglessness that comes with being
identified according to series of numbers. Accompanying the
M.I.L.F. is an infomercial that satirizes the conventions of
television intended to sell solutions for better living.
(this will also be an exhibition this summer at
Ottawa Art Gallery)
Darsha demonstrates the M.I.L.F. reader -> darsha_pdmtl10.jpg
2. ALEXANDRE CASTONGUAY
presents semester projects by visual arts students of the
UFO (University oF Ottawa)
Nao Yokoyama's and Rob Watson's projects were shown. The gps patch is available and requires zexy, gridflow and the comport objects.
videos -> http://artengine.ca/~alx/gradshow
for the patches -> http://artengine.ca/tiki
3. MARC LAVALLÉE
propose une discussion sur un possible système de paquetages
pour PureData, qui aurait pour but de faciliter la distribution
d'externes, de bibliothèques et d'abstractions.
Marc proposed that we use ipkg (the itsy bitsy package manager) in order to solve the fragmentation of puredata and external versions. Everyone agrees this would a huge improvement. Isaak says that as a new user he does not know which version of pd to install. Mathieu suggested a [install] object from within pd that could be passed options like 'zexy' or 'comport' and would take care of that right within pd. Nice ideas! Alexandre talked about sharing patches and abstractions in repositories through rss.
Some discussion time was devoted to the realization that forks were emerging again in the development of pd. While not ideal, it seems that these are inevitable given the growing difference between Miller's development version and devel in cvs.
4. DISCUSSION ABOUT PUREDATA CONVENTION 2005
(the convention would be held this autumn in Montréal)
Two conventions should be the aim, a large one in ~ 18 months and a smaller one in the fall. There is not enough time to fund travel for a lot of overseas participants for a conference in the fall of 2005. There should be enough partners to organise a successful one in 2006.
4.1. When should it be held (e.g. October or November)
4.2. Who wants to be an organiser, and which organisms would be into
providing travel money, rooms, advertising, etc.
A person who could bring together centres and universities, be efficient in communicating with artists and able to secure funding...we could ask centres to each contribute a small amount to give a stipend to such a person.
4.3. Who should be invited, and what would be the process of inviting
A few names were mentionned (more are to come and sorry for spelling mistakes) :
James Tittle, Tim Blechmann, Krzysztof Czaja, Iohannes Zmöelnig, Günter Geiger, Miller Puckette, Yves Degoyon, Aymeric Mansoux , pmpd - Cyrille + Damien Henry, Winfried Ritsch, Ben Bogart, Tom Schouten, Hans-Christoph Steiner, Frank Barknecht, Brian Jurish, Thomas Grill, Cyrille Henry, Damien Henry, Peter Plessas, Suzanne Schmidt, Hans-Christoph Steiner, Franz Hildgen, Mathieu Bouchard, Sébastien Roy, the m.i.l.f, Marc Fournel, Thomas Ouellet Fredericks, Pascal Gauthier, Christian Klippel, Chris Klepper, Christoph Kummerer Partners : InterAccess (Toronto), Artengine (Ottawa), SAT, Avatar, Videographe, Oboro, Studio XX, Uqam, Concordia, McGill + more.
InterAccess (Toronto), Artengine (Ottawa), SAT, Avatar, videographe, oboro, studio xx, uqam, concordia, mcgill + more.