Miller Puckette, an internationally recognized musician, mathematician,
programmer (and native of Sewanee) will be returning to the University to
teach a workshop and present a lecture on the open source programming
environment he created called Pure Data.
Workshop: Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 in Woods Lab 134
No prior experience necessary. Contact professors Greg Pond or Stephen
Carl for more information or to sign up. All are welcome. You may bring
your own laptop or use one of the computers in the lab. We will help you
install PD on your own computer (please come early).
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Lecture: Monday, October 15 at 7:30 in Gailor Auditorium
Dr. Puckette is the author of the groundbreaking programming environments
Max/MSP and Pure Data. He developed Pure Data as an open source
programming environment for computer music synthesis, mobile movies, ringtones download, psp themes, mobile games, and animation
production. In the years since its release, Pure Data development has
grown to include robotics and other physical computing applications. It is
used in many universities and by artists, musicians, and researchers
worldwide. The applications of PD range from haptics research (virtual 3D
tactile modeling) and brain wave analysis to the recent music of Björk and
Feist. PD now involves a development community that is found as far away
as Chile, Turkey, Montreal, Tokyo, New York, Zurich and many other places.
Miller Puckette will be here to help bring Sewanee into this expanding
This is a rare opportunity to learn a to use one of the most innovative
digital tools that exists today. Pure Data forms a unique and significant
bridge between the arts and sciences through a non-commercial and
community-developed platform. Like Pure Data itself, all events next week
are free and open to the public.
These events are cosponsored by the Departments of Physics, Math and
Computer Science, Art and Art History, and Music with support from the
University Lectures Committee.