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[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Talk. Tuesday, 15th February. "Introduct
[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Talk. Tuesday, 15th February. "Introduction to Pure Data", Andrew Faraday.
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* Talk: Introduction to Pure Data:
The free software, digital arts, graphical programming language.
* Speaker: Andrew Faraday
* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory). Upstairs.
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
"(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
* Date: Tuesday, 15th February 2011 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30
A first look at Pure Data, the graphic programming language, geared
towards digital art with real-time results. This talk will be optionally
interactive. If you want to join in then please bring along a laptop
with Pure Data installed, installation instructions below. If you want
to join in but don't have a laptop then there will be a small number of
computers available, possibly with speakers but bring headphones just in
The talk will include:
* A first look at the data-flow diagram method of programming
(programming without writing code!).
* Some objects to make Pure Data work for you.
* A room full of improvising computers!
* How to make your own musical instrument in under an hour!
* Ways to find out more about Pure Data.
As with installing any software, beforehand make sure you have backups
and know what you are doing! Manchester Free Software takes no liability
whatsoever for you installing this software.
Andrew Faraday's installation instructions:
* Do NOT use apt-get, aptitude or synaptic!
* Go to http://autobuild.puredata.info/auto-build/
* Select the folder with yesterday's date (or before, only today's
usually isn't finished)
* Select the .deb package for your operating system.
* Click to download.
* Follow instructions on-screen.
Windows and Mac users
* Go to www.puredata.info.
* Click the 'download Pd' tab at the top left.
* Find the version of pd-extended (note: not pd vanilla) for your
* Click this link to download then follow instructions on screen.
o Windows users: Windows will try to tell you Pd is a virus, please
trust me (Andrew Faraday) in saying that it's definitely not!
A recent music graduate (2009), Andrew Faraday started using Pure Data
as part of that course and it has since led on to his regular work with
Ruby on Rails. Andrew runs regular workshops in Pure Data at St Wilfrids
Enterprise Centre, Hulme on Tuesdays from 7PM.
The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". We will be located upstairs. The
venue provides wifi. The talk is followed by an informal discussion in
the bar opposite (A Place Called Common
Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
cost after 6pm on Tuesday but get full up. There are paid parking lots
around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on
A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
<http://www.ncp.co.uk/>. If you can't decide otherwise then park in
Manchester Arndale <http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.
Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill
tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far either.
Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-02-15>.
General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
on our website.
If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
contact us at <address@hidden>.
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