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== Next class ==
== Next class ==
Revision as of 17:01, 29 January 2013
The next class will be Wednesday the 6th of February at 20:00. You will need your own laptop running either OS X or Windows. Max does not currently run on Linux. If you want to make your Linux machine make funny noises, you should consider PureData. Class will be in the Church classroom, which is in the back of the space.
Is your computer currently usable? When you type the letter 'k', does the 'k' character appear on the screen? Are the images in front of you right-side up? Are your internal speakers currently silent, as opposed to emitting a deafening, 18kHz sine tone?
Don't worry, There is hope. Enter Max/MSP--the programming language of the future. Invented by the French for the purpose of challenging the dialectic between man and machine and for confusing the general public, Max makes it easy to connect input to output in a rapid, whimsical and experimental manner. Programming in Max is as simple as hooking objects together using virtual connections called patchcords. Those patchcords can carry instructions, streaming data, sound, video or just about anything else, so it's easy to use Max to explore unexpected possibilities. You want to use Max to drive LED's? Or maybe to make your face dance? Max can do basically anything. Something is a proper subset of anything. Therefore, if you want to do something, Max can probably help.
Noise~ covers the basics, from building a simple patch all the way through tackling algorithmic composition and working with live video. The first class will be targeted at total beginners and will begin at the absolute beginning: downloading Max, opening a patcher and making something happen. From there, as long as there is interest there will be classes.
Noise~ is lead by Sam