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OpenNight #13 : W. MusicHackSpace @ Troyganic

We’re back on the 22nd Nov for another OpenNight – this time w. the Music Hack Space meetup @ Troyganic.

SIGN UP PAGE (add yourself to take part)http://xwiki.sentinelweb.co.uk/bin/view/OpenNight/Signup

This date coincides with the preliminary night of Piksel - so hopefully we get some time to show some streams from there too.

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Open night is a night/day of presentations & performances where people can come along and try out their new open-source based creations in front of an audience, or just have a jam (e.g. patch swap, etc). We also have presentations of things people are working on before we start. So if you been tinkering away and want to show of your work then anyone is free to join in.

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OpenDay 12 : Saturday 5th May, nnnnn

We are gathering together for an afternoon to present and perform this Saturday, 5th May 2012 @ nnnnn. (map)

 

There are still slots to present / perform if you feel inclined.. The sign up page is here …

http://xwiki.sentinelweb.co.uk/bin/view/OpenNight/Signup

Open night is a night/day of presentations & performances where people can come along and try out their new open-source based creations in front of an audience, or just have a jam (e.g. patch swap, etc). We also have presentations of things people are working on before we start.

So if you been tinkering away and want to show of your work then anyone is free to join in.

 

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OpenNight is ON / HackDay is OFF

There has been a double booking during the day @ the others – the Hackday CANNOT go ahead. I am very sorry, just rang up today to find out when we can get in and it appears there was some misunderstanding (multiple people at the venue involved).

The OpenNight will go ahead as planned from 7pm. If you still want to to a presentation, we can do them at the start before the performances.

So DONT go to the others at 12pm – go there at 7pm.

regards,
Rob

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OpenLab HackDay and OpenNight 27th Feb, The others

You are cordially invited to join us for the openlab hackday  & openinght on Sunday, 27th Feburary @ the others.
12-6 pm: FLOSS & Android Hackday
The plan at the moment is:
About 12-1p: People who want to can get up and give a brief… outline what they are working on / looking for.

Then in the rest of the time we can intersperse hacking with presentations and discussions as and when people are ready. We could fix a time but i think it might be good to have different breaks during the day.

PRESENTATIONS / HackDay ideas so far::
* Rob Munro : Instruments made with Android VectorPaint? program,
* Øyvind KolÃ¥s: lyd – flexible embeddable audio synthesis engine/language,
* More to come
6:30 pm – 11pm : OpenNight

People performing so far are shown below – but anyone is welcome… just send an email to rrmunro at gmail
* Rob Munro: Some sort of android controller & PD.
* Phil Jones: Zewp! Major Arcana. (Work in progress, drones in openFrameworks + Maximilian audio.)
* Ryan Jordan: diy strobe lights (not even built yet, so maybe do presentation if not made in time)

the venue is here: http://www.theothers.uk.com/

and the WIKI page is here :

http://www.pawfal.org/openlabwiki/index.php?page=OpenNight

So have fun in the meantime and see you there …

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Openlab #9 – Thursday 16th,September, Hackney Rose

Bit of a belated post for OpenLab #9 in two days at The Hackney Rose. Lots of people playing this month, being:

* Rob Munro : PD + Something
* Alexandre Quessy : Live Life with the Toonloop live animation software
* pixelpusher : Light Painting with Crowds For Fun and NonProfit?
* cambridgeBlueMan (Lea Nicholson) : SuperCollider + Wiimote(s)
* Emmanuel Revah : something something .. . .(something)
* Krank : improtronics
* Tarun Durga: Spontaneous Story Workshop. Let’s make a story that defines you.
* canetoads : evan <> geri <> jag <> rob
* neon:m3 & enay – Tube Strike – project is made mostly from audiovisual samples gathered around London Underground system, using PD.

so dont miss out, it always great .. lets face it.

The time& space details are:
7:00p-10:30p. Suggested £2 donation. the hackney rose,458 hackney road, e2 9eg
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T-shirts available

We still have some openlab t-shirts (sporting the legendary fish – white on black) to get rid of. So if you have been wanting/lusting for one but haven’t been able to make an opennight, u can pay by checkout using the below controls and we can post it to u.

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Pippin Wins Massive Check for His Gimp-y Work

Congrats to Openlab London member Pippin (otherwise known as Øyvind KolÃ¥s, centred in the picture below) for winning the Free software award for “most calm developer while within 1m of a bugged-out Jimmy Wales.” http://www.nuug.no/prisen/

Prisvinner Øyvind Kolås, flankert av Nuug-leder Peter Reinholdtsen (med slips) og Wikipedia-gründer Jimmy Wales (uten slips). Award winner Øyvind Kolås, flanked by NUUG leader Peter Reinholdtsen (with tie) and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales (no tie). (foto: Nuug) (photo: NUUG)

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Openlab Summer Workshops 25 Aug 2009

This summer, Openlab, the London-based open source art and technology collective, presents a series of in-depth summer workshops exploring creating and hacking media using free software and tools.  Workshops will include both beginner and advanced instruction in such software as PureData, Processing, and SuperCollider, as well as using the microcontroller Arduino, Android programming, general sound hardware hacking, and more.  For less than the cost of the cinema, you can gain some valuable skills using free software!

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Openlab Workshops Aug 25, 2009

When: Tuesday 25 August, from 6pm-10:30pm

Where: The Roebuck pub (upstairs room), 50 Great Dover Street, SE1 4YG
Nearest transport: 35, 133, 343, 21 buses, Borough Tube (Northern line)
About 8 minute walk from London Bridge Station (Northern and Jubilee tube, rail, and bus station: 48, 47, 149 buses)
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Cost: £15 for the entire night, or per workshop (see below).
How to pay: At the door, or via Paypal to be guaranteed a space (limited to 30 people per workshop).  Please email workshop@pixelism.info to reserve a space in any workshop.

1) Introduction to SuperCollider (part 2) with DanStowell – £10
Dan will continue the introduction to SuperCollider, building on the basics to create reusable synths and use them in musical patterns, including pre-defined patterns and generative music. Depending on time and interest we may also look at other topics such as handling audio files.

This 2-hour workshop is the second in a series of summer workshops, but if you weren’t at the first workshop then you’ll probably be OK to follow if you already have some experience of SuperCollider or if you’re already comfortable with programming languages.  You’ll need a laptop with SuperCollider 3.3 or 3.3.1 installed (download).

2) Android Introduction – £10
Rob Munro will take students through the install process of the development environment, Linux and Windows and are preferred, but the process should be similar on Mac as well. After the install we will looks at some the basics of android development, the android manifest file, Activities, Services & Databasing as time will allow.

This will be a 2-hour workshop, some Java experience will be very helpful though not essential. An android phone will handy as well but the emulator is included in the install.

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Co-Play: OpenLab Taipei’s first event

The freshly formed OpenLab Taipei is having it’s first event on Saturday. All the best from the London crew! :)

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Openlab @ Winchester May 8 2009

Openlab are providing a day of workshops & presentations about opensource software, and performances in the evening in front of Winchester Cathedral in Winchester. There is a venerable lineup of OpenLab members providing some in depth knowledge during the day and some great performances at night.

CoMA, Contemporary Music for Amateurs, is joining us for exploration of music inspired by sculptures by Bridget Dumper, and may participate in Openlab member’s works where improvisation is intended.

The line up goes like this:

DAY: Workshops & Presentations

Presentations

Understanding sound and music by programming computers, by S. Jagannathan
Rosegarden / Pd: Using musical sequencing software for audiovisual performance, by Rob Munro
CoMA: Contemporary music for amateurs
Human/Digital Interface and Noise, by Ryan

Workshops

Android: Create powerful software for mobile phones, by Rob Munro
Processing: Simplified programming for audio and visual art, by Evan Raskob
PureData: Visual programming for sonic art, visuals, and more.
Building your own electronic sound machines using CMOS technology, by Ryan Jordan

Please email music@atwood.org.uk regarding workshops.

NIGHT: Performances : 7:00pm-10:30am (£2 entry) – doors 6:30pm

Rob Munro produces audiovisual work exploring the world between the obtrusive, commercialised space and the the sublime, quieter and introverted space of more pure art forms. http://robmunro.net/video
PixelPusher Evan Raskob is an Audio-Visual Architect working out of London (UK) and New York City (USA). Evan creates video and sound pieces; interactive art including new musical instruments; interactive physical spaces; visual performances (as PixelPusher).
Ryan Jordan Body-sensor-noise-strobe-hypnosis. http://ryanjordan.org/
Rob Canning is a composer and media artist. His work focuses on finding a dialogue between algorithmic system based composition strategies and intuitive/improvised approaches. http://rob.goto10.org
ClaudiusMaximus explores the possibilities presented by higher-dimensional geometrical objects generating sound and images simultaneously. http://claudiusmaximus.goto10.org/cm/
The Canetoad Orchestra Free improvisation with Indian classical software, live recycled sound and violin. S. Jagannathan, R. Atwood, G. McEwan, and PixelPusher.  www.doowta.net/canetoad/canetoad.html
CoMA Contemporary Music ensemble with sculptures by Bridget Dumper. http://www.coma.org
… and more

You are all very welcome – see you there ….

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