Ptarmigan operated in Tallinn from 2011-2014. This website exists as an archive of its activities during this time. We no longer maintain any presence in Tallinn, but some people involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary in Helsinki.
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.