Vector Synthesis Laser Workshop by Derek Holzer

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30 Quai des Charbonnages

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A workshop on Vector Synthesis Lasers by Derek Holzer

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VECTOR SYNTHESIS LASER WORKSHOP

The Vector Synthesis workshop investigates the direct relationship between sound+image. It draws inspiration from media archaeology and obsolete technologies such as the Cathode Ray Tube monitor, combined with contemporary laser display techniques. This workshop is ideal for musicians, sound artists, and visual artists who want to work with oscilloscope or laser imagery.

Participants will learn how to draw Lissajous figures, render simple two- and three-dimensional shapes, and process photographs and video into vector artwork which can be displayed on oscilloscopes, Vectrex consoles, and ILDA laser displays using audio signals which can also be heard. These vector shapes can also be further modified in real time using external audio sources such as voice, amplified instruments, or electronic synthesizers provided by the participants. Each participant will design one laser graphic of which we can make a short video at the end of the workshop.

You can see examples of what you might do here:

https://vimeo.com/macumbista/

https://www.instagram.com/macumbista/

The core of the workshop will be examples written in the Pure Data programming language. Experience with Pure data is not required to participate, beginners are welcome. Detailed instructions on how to install and set up Pure Data, as well as a software oscilloscope emulator so you can see your work without special hardware, will be sent to registered participants.

You can view the Vector Synthesis code here:

https://github.com/macumbista/vectorsynthesis/

The language of this workshop is English. Participants are required to bring their own laptops with software installed according to pre-event instructions sent by email.

Max participants: 12

IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND CAN'T ATTEND ANYMORE PLEASE LET US KNOW AND DE-REGISTER BECAUSE CAPACITY IS LIMITED!

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