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Pure Data workshop with MFS at Madlab

On Tuesday I attended a workshop on Pure Data (PD) hosted by Manchester Free Software (MFS) at Madlab hackerspace.

By the end of the evening, most attendees had used purely graphical drag-and-drop tools to create mouse controlled synthesised instruments. The room was filled with cacophony of 50’s style beeps and twangs. Clanger fans were well catered for.

I learned that PD is used as a back end for many games and audio applications, including the massively successful Spore. I saw great potential for the use of PD by performance artists and interactive exhibitions.

A variety of people took part, and I was glad to see a comparatively high percentage of women getting involved.

Pure Data workshops are held in Manchester each week.

Building an instrument at the Pure Data workshop

So, what do you think ?