Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platform until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as/at Ptarmigan during these years.
This two day intensive workshop is intended for people who want to learn how to work with Pure Data (PD), an open source visual programming environment developed mainly for creating interactive sound and music.
During the first day of the workshop, the participants will learn the basics of Pure Data and techniques for creating and manipulating audio. Other topics to cover will be decided based on the interests of the participants. These topics may include: Working with Arduino and Pure Data, Using GEM to create and manipulate graphics and video, OSC communication etc.
On the second day of the workshop, the participants will work on their own Pure Data projects. Create your own synthesizer, or work on that interactive audio installation you have always wanted to make!
Workshop holder Matti Niinimäki (http://mansteri.com/) is a media artist who currently lives and works in Helsinki. Working mainly in the field of interactive art, he specializes in working with visual programming environments and electronics. Matti is finishing his MA studies in Aalto University, where he also teaches programming and physical computing.