Archived event : Vector Synthesis -- 16 Jun 2018 11:00 — 17:00
Organised by
Kuusi Palaa Kolmas linja 7, FI, 00530 See on map
50.00 €

Price for stakeholders: 45.00 €

Main room
Event description


During this two-day workshop, you will explore the direct relationship between sound and image.

Using the Pure Data programming environment, you can directly control the vertical and horizontal movements, as well as the brightness, of a beam of light. You will then explore Lissajous figures, 3D models, Rutt-Etra video scan processing, and other audio-driven visual shapes and forms which can be displayed and manipulated in real time on an XY oscilloscope, or with oscilloscope emulating software directly on your laptop.

VECTOR SYNTHESIS is an audiovisual, computational art project using sound synthesis and vector graphics display techniques to investigate the direct relationship between sound+image. It draws on the historical work of artists such as Mary Ellen Bute, John Whitney, Nam June Paik, Ben Laposky, and Steina & Woody Vasulka among many others, as well as on ideas of media archaeology and the creative re-use of obsolete technologies.


The participation fee for this workshop is EUR 50, with a 10% discount for Kuusi Palaa members. The workshop runs from 11:00 to 17:00 each day.


If you are not a member of Kuusi Palaa, please register directly with me by email: macumbista@gmail.com

If there are fewer than four participants I will probably not host the workshop, so please do confirm in advance.


You can see several demo videos here:


And you can download the software here:


And there is a longer description of the work here:


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Discussion and timeline
  • Derek Holzer posted the initial proposal on 17 May 2018 16:03.
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  • Derek Holzer pledged 810ᵽ to this proposal.
  • aahonen pledged 40ᵽ to this proposal.
  • Bioartsociety pledged 50ᵽ to this proposal.
  • The event Vector Synthesis was scheduled by Derek Holzer at 17 May 2018 17:35.
  • The event Vector Synthesis was scheduled by Derek Holzer at 17 May 2018 17:35.
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