Call for Papers and Presentations : Free and Open Source Software Panel Session at CAA 2011
Deadline Extended: May 24, 2010
Fight the Power: Open Source, Free Software, and Critical Digital Practice
We invite proposals for papers and presentations for a panel on creative Free/Open Source Software at the College Art Association Conference in New York, February 9-12, 2011.
Digital technology has become a standard tool for artists working in both new media and traditional forms, just as it has become enmeshed in ever aspect of contemporary life. The Free/Open Source Software movement has recently emerged as an alternative model to the traditional software industry. This panel explores the use of Free Software in the studio and the classroom. What possibilities can it open for students, and how does it impact our teaching? How does it fit into professional creative work? Can the ideas behind “open source” be applied to other forms of collabo-
ration? This panel seeks papers and presentations addressing the use of open source software in studio practice and pedagogy, the state of the art in free creative software, and the nature of cultural production in a digital society.
Please submit proposals and queries to
For the full conference call for participation, visit http://www.collegeart.org/proposals/
All participants in the conference must be members of CAA. For more information, visit www.collegeart.org.
After only a little hacking I got pd-extended to build on Ubuntu 9.04 64. Somehow iem_tab didn't make it but everything else looks good so far. I have no idea if I even really did it properly but if anyone wants to try it out you can get it here:
I'm trying to use Pd as a simple glue layer to convert gamepad input into midi. I'm having a really hard time getting the joystick object to work reliably. I'm using Ubuntu and a scavenged Rock Band PS2 drumkit. The kit works great in the joystick control panel in the system settings.
In PD, I tried using /dev/input/js0 (which is the joystick), but the joystick object doesn't seem to recognize it. All the /dev/input/event* files are, I guess, what it wants, but I has no access unless running sudo, in which case there are problems getting the Jack midi connection to Hydrogen to work (unless maybe I run Hydrogen sudo also? ). Any hints on how to do this?
Here's a weird annoyance. All text is too big (or, conversely, all boxes are too small - messages, objects, everything). The text spills out over the right edge. The longer the text inside, the more it spills out. I feel like there's maybe some magic Tk options hidden somewhere to fix this ... ?
i'd like to use PD to control an old-school modem. I thought it might be possible using comport, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I set the baud rate to 57600 8 N 1, opened the port using "devicename /dev/modem", and then tried "print ATZ", "print "ATDT", "print ATA", etc; but no response, not even the "OK" or "NO CARRIER" that it should get. the modem works fine through other term programs. anyone tried this?
I have an input stream of 0 or 1 values (sensor input). I want a single bang only when the value changes from 0 to 1. In something like Python I might do it like this
newvalue = sensorInput()
if newvalue==1 and oldvalue==0:
but how do you it in Pd?
or another way of putting it, I want to trigger only on the rising edge of the square wave pulse.
I've been trying different convoluted things with spigot, oneshot, expr, etc., but I still get this continuous flow of bangs no matter what. I thought [threshold] would do it, but I can't get that object to do anything at all, and the help example doesn't do anything either.
thanks for any help, this is tying my brain in a knot.
I'm trying to use a firewire capture box with pix_video. Here's my setup:
OS: Ubuntu 8.04
capture device: "Hollywood Dazzle"
I can capture using Kino or dvgrab. Coriander can't see the device. Modprobing a variety of different modules, I can get /dev/video1394/0, /dev/dv1394/0, or /dev/raw1394.
In Pd, I've tried setting the device to all of those. When I open the gem window, I just get this error:
get capabilities: Invalid argument
and the window is just white.
I read through an older thread on gem-dev and tried chris clepper's texture mode suggestion, but it didn't change anything.
I can't tell if the "get capabilities" error is a death error or just a warning.
thanks in advance,