OpenNight #5 : The Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

.. And were back on the 19th May for another opennight (thanks to Marin & Dave for organising). The venue is:

The Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club 42-44 POLLARD ROW, LONDON E2 6NB

Wednesday 19th May 2010 8pm-midnight (Free Entry)

As per usual if you want to join in, just add you name on the WIKI

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OpenNight #4 Thursday 15th April, The Flea Pit

We’re back for another OpenNight @ The Flea Pit. Still not too late to joing in if you like, just send a mail on the list or add your name on the WIKI page below. Everyone welcome – hope to catch u there.

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

The lineup looks something like this:

  • Rob munro : (PD+Processing) (15-20min)
  • pixelpusher : something!!!
  • Jonny Stutters : Improvised techno
  • Cuntbucket: Martin+Chris+Paul+Jag (19 minutes)
  • Luke Jordan : PureDataTeknoAcidSquelch (10-15mins)
  • Manu : Video Montages

The Fleap it address is : 49 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG. map

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Next OpenNight – 11 February 2010 @ the Fleapit

The next opennight will be on the 11 february at the Fleapit (event page) on columbia road. Thanks heap to Martin for finding it and Paul @ the fleapit for leting us use it, it is ticketed for the mere price of a beer :)

As usual, if you would like to join in the feel free.The wiki page is:

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

Open night is a night of 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. wife swap, etc). Anyone is free to join in – just add your name on the list below or get in contact on the mailing list or send us a mail to rrmunro at gmail.

Performances can be from 10-25min, they can be work in progress or finished pieces, or just anything you want to play in front of an audience. It good to know how long they will be so we can fit as many in as possible

We can match audio and video people together as needed, so if you just do audio or video but not both then still feel free.

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OpenNight 2 – Next Thursday 3rd Dec @ The roebuck

Just a reminder for the next opennight occurrin’ next Thursday 3rd December @ 7:30p, the immensely talented line up so far is:

* Rob munro : (PD+Processing) (15-20min)
* Jonny Stutters : (SuperCollider+Processing) (15mins)
* Ryan Jordan : (PD and maybe Arduino, sensors, strobes, but maybe not) 19mins
* Cane Toad Orchestra : (din, variseq, violin) : 24 minutes
* Crank : homespun electronics and software.
* Andy Farnell : PD performance.

If you want o join in it is never too late, just add yourself on the wiki or let me know.
http://www.pawfal.org/openlabwiki/index.php?page=OpenNight

Flyer a bit less low-fi this time. Please distribute everywhere you like.

Address:
Opennight 22th October: The Roebuck
THE ROEBUCK PUB
50 Great Dover Street SE1 4YG
T. 020 7357 7324
E. info@theroebuck.net
W: http://theroebuck.net
Map: google maps

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OpenNight 3rd December 09 @ The Roebuck

The next OpenNight is on 3rd December 09 @ The Roebuck (upstairs).

If you want to join in, you are very welcome. Put you name up on the Wiki page below, or just send a message on the list.

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

For anyone who has done workshops, then there is no better way to hone your newfound skills than performing a little something in front of an friendly crowd. ;)

More details tba …. hope to catch u there.

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OpenNight @ The Roebuck

OpenLab is having an OpenNight tomorrow 22nd October at the Roebuck. OpenNight is a series of performance nights  where people can come along and try out their new stuff in front of an audience, or just have a jam.

If you use Open Source software for your creations, then you are welcome to join this and future OpenNights – just add yourself on the wiki page.

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

Confirmed for the innaugural OpenNight is:

Rob Munro : PD+Processing (15min)
Jonny Stutters : (Probably) SuperCollider + Processing (~15mins or more or less schedule permitting)
Ryan Jordan : CMOS Synths + strobes + smoke + a mixer (10-15mins)
Chris McCormick : Generative acid in Pd (20 mins)
Cane Toad Orchestra: S Jagannathan, Evan Raskob, Geri McEwan?, Rob Atwood (20mins).
Sonnamble: Peter Marsh, Conor Curran – double bass + lap steel + improvised electronics (Pure Data on 64Studio with auxillary Python app)

Hope to catch you there.

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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)
Map:

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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Openlab Summer Workshops 28 July 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, 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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When: Tuesday 28 July, 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)
Map:

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 Arduino: Microcontrollers, LEDs, sensors, and you! with Daniel Hirschmann – £10
A simple introduction to the Arduino as a platform for prototyping physical & digital interactive objects, installation, and things .  We will cover the programming environment, some basic electronics, and learn how to make sensors do stuff to lights.

Requirements:

  • A laptop computer with Arduino downloaded and installed.  Go through the Getting Started guide on the website.
  • An Arduino Microcontroller platform.  These can be bought from Tinker.it.  If needed, a few will be on hand for use, or for sale.  Please let us know by email (see above) whether you’re interested in buying one on the day.

Electronic Components:
Breadboard, hook-up wire, switches, LEDs, Potentiometers, Infrared Rangers, Ultrasonic rangers, FSR’s, other sensors…  If you don’t know what these are, DON’T worry!  We’ll have a few available to use during the intro.  If you DO know what these are, and you have a them – bring them along and we can help you wire them up!

2) Processing for Visual Artists with Evan Raskob – £10
Processing is fast becoming the tool of choice for interactive artists and designers looking to add some visual complexity and user interaction to their work, from music videos to interactive kiosks and print graphics.  This 2-hour workshop is the second in a series of summer workshops, where we work on some language fundamentals and drawing images to the screen. There will be open workshop time for questions at the end.  Some basic exposure to Processing is suggested.  Please bring a laptop and download Processing prior to the workshop. Taught by lecturer and visual performance artist Evan Raskob.

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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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