Interesting interview

31 October 2008 at 1:34 pm (Books, Hypermedia)

Here is an interview where Toby Segaran presents his book Programming Collective Intelligence, what is probably one of my next acquisitions. So please enjoy :

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Pages Blanches / Blank Pages

24 October 2008 at 12:00 pm (Links, School of Art, Sound)

Some days ago, I’ve seen in my academy (Ecole d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence) a Blank Pages jam-section. But… What is Blank Pages? The easy answer is visit this link.

 On this link you can watch the video (sorry for that, I stopped using Youtube since they started to put adds in the video itself and wordpress.com still don’t allow to embed videos… grr…) Blank Pages session at the Aix-en-Provence School of Art on Vimeo.

Ok… I’ll explain you in a more explicit way. Blank Pages is a jam session (improvisation) concept, initiated by Thomas Thiery and Erwan Inyzant, using Pure Data (free) or MAX/MSP (not-free). People with all levels in programming, without having prepared themselves for the occasion, get together and produce sound starting with a blank patch (in Pure Data or MAX/MSP). There are some rules :

The session lasts 60 minutes ;

Only use MAX/MSP or Pure Data ;

Start with a blank page ;

You cannot load previous projects or save ;

Some notes : You cannot use abstractions or objects that are not built-in Pure Data or MAX/MSP ; you can use help files ; the number of participants is unlimited.

An advice : Think to listen your mates while programming your patch.

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