5A: Using the Kinect with Pure Data

Sunday October 23, CFA 303 @ 2:15p - 4:15p

Dancing with Technology; The Kinect and the Temporal Lobe

This 2-hour workshop with Sofy Yuditskaya will get you started using the Kinect for gestural interaction in Pure Data, a free, open-source, cross-platform toolkit for “patching-based” arts engineering. Assisted by Dan Wilcox.

Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for high-quality audio, video, and graphical processing — considered by many as a free alternative to Max/MSP. For this workshop, prior experience in Pure Data is not required, but some experience with “patching-based” programming environments (like Max/MSP, VVVV, or Grasshopper) is a plus. We will use the Kinect as an input mechanism to control objects and mechanisms in the physical world with a focus on the spacial and the performative.

Recommended levels: Introductory & Intermediate.
Recommended hardware/software: Snow Leopard or Windows Vista A limited number of Kinect sensors will be available to borrow, but please bring your own if possible.

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