Breakcore_LABS 0.7.2 cok2cok – VJ Workshop with PureData

Wenesday 3 March 2010VJ-Workshop start 16.00 @ Lab. Audio Visual Despro Institute of Technology Sepuluh November

Free T-Shirt Printing -2- Free Software Programming

breakcore_LABS 0.7.2 – cok2cok was enriched by 2 activities beside the audiovisual performance. The first activity was a T-Shirt Printing that was given by 337 with Reza a.k.a Aa’Arul as the leading man. The T-shirt printing was done manually by hand and was given for free for all the audience in breakcore_LABS 0.7.2. All the audience have to do were to bring any t-shirt with any color, and they can get the free printing of breakcore_LABS 0.7.1 picture on their T-shirt. The picture itself was made by Ichan Harem, and Reza has prepared several color for the audience to choose to match with their T-shirt color. Later on that night, many of the audiences were using different color of T-shirts with the same print design on it.

The second activity was held the day after breakcore_LABS 0.7.2 – cok2cok. The guys (arek-arek) Surabaya have organized a workshop at Audio Visual Product Design (Despro) Institute of Technology Sepuluh November (ITS) Lab. The lecturer come from The House Of Natural Fiber (HONF) – Yogyakarta New Media Art Laboratory that was represented by Julian Abraham (Togar), Andreas Siagian, Ferial Afiff, and Putri Pitoyo. The workshop session was held for Pure Data (Pd) software programming for Visual to the students of Visual Despro ITS.

The workshop session was started by a brief introduction on the lecturers by Benny Wicaksono. Then the session continued with an explanation on HONF activities and Education Focus Program (EFP) curriculum by given by Andreas. EFP itself was an innovation of HONF which became the core of every HONF activities such as breakcore_LABSan open platform that is meant for a experimental music in Indonesia that is organized by the collaboration between creative communities. Andreas also gave several examples of EFP applications that was created by collaborative works from interdisciplinary communities.

Togar continued the session with the introduction of Pd to the students. All the students were unfamiliar with Pd and so Togar started with the basic information of using Pd, Pd history, Pd objects and its’ function, also Pd internal and external library which contain valuable information and examples on Pd for autodidact user. An installer of Pd also was prepared and handed over to the students so they can also try them on their notebook while following the workshop. Togar then showing how to generated simple object by real-time rendering with Pd by using Graphics Environment for Multimedia (GEM) and he also give an example how simple the visual data could be synchronized with real-time audio. He explain several sample on building Pd patch from scratch so the students could follow and try to make one simple patch for interactive audiovisual. After several questions were asked, and the students curiosity and interest we built, Togar showed the students several patch that he built himself in the past. Andreas also added an explanation on how to use Open Sound Control (OSC) for communication between computers and mobile devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, Nintendo DS and any other devices that have an application to support OSC protocol.

After more than 2 hours, the workshop finally come to an end. All the participants take picture with the guys and we saw one of them still using the t-shirt that printed on last night. NICE!We say thanks again to Denan Bagus and Evan Evvn for the photo documentation. Thanks to Faris Shidqi, Anita Silvia (Tinta), Kuro, Pandu, Yogie Digital, Evan Evvn, Rieza, Putri Pitoyo, Ferial Afiff, Irene Agrivina, and everyone involved and/or came to the events. Thanks for the great workshop arek-arek!