Proposal : Vector Synthesis
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Please see: Vector Synthesis
Proposed on:
17 May
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16 Jun 2018 11:00 — 17:00
The calendar will be reserved for this starting from 16 June 2018 10:00
+ 17 Jun 2018 11:00 — 17:00
The calendar will be reserved for this starting from 17 June 2018 10:00
Main room
50.00 €

Price for stakeholders: 45.00 €

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Short description
Learn to create 2D and 3D moving images using audio signals and an oscilloscope
Proposal 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 discount for Kuusi Palaa members. The workshop runs from 11:00 to 17:00 each day.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CONFIRMATION to 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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