Expo 2011 workshop podcast?

Aug 21, 2011 at 11:26am

Expo 2011 workshop podcast?

I’m in the UK and as such I can’t go to the 2011 expo ’74. However, there are obviously some of the workshops happening this year that it’s really unfortunate for those of us in the rest of the world to miss out on.

Are there any plans to make full individual workshops available (via video) to purchase after the expo for those who can’t get there?

Perhaps a pay-for podcast?

Aug 21, 2011 at 1:40pm


I follow the C74 fb page, and am currently green with envy at the wealth of talent, particularly several of the community driven workshops, available to those who can and will travel to it.

I can’t, as I live in Norn Iron, and would be more than happy to sub-up, for any media that could be made available,


Aug 21, 2011 at 3:20pm


Aug 21, 2011 at 4:28pm


stuck in Holland so same here.


Aug 21, 2011 at 5:23pm


me too. Here in North Wales and just starting a university course. no chance of getting to brooklyn but some of these seminars look REALLY interesting.


Aug 23, 2011 at 12:27pm


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Aug 23, 2011 at 8:54pm


Aug 25, 2011 at 10:37pm

bumpity bump :)

Aug 25, 2011 at 11:13pm

stuck in manc-hester. so a +1 from me also.

Aug 26, 2011 at 12:18am

definitely make teasers available for free, and longer recordings available for purchase. I would buy some :)

Aug 26, 2011 at 6:30am

+1 Salford’s just about 3000 miles too far from Brooklyn.

I’d happily pay for something like this though.

Aug 26, 2011 at 9:54am

C’mon Euro-Maxers

The Cycling elves will be looking for at least 40 of these +1′s before responding, so get sharing, f-booking, G+ -ing, Twatting etc


Aug 26, 2011 at 12:16pm

+1 too poor to travel!

Aug 26, 2011 at 6:03pm

Combine this with the interest in a Europe-based Expo ’74 and we’ve got to get something right? :-P

Aug 26, 2011 at 6:30pm

I really appreciate every +1′s excitement about Expo ’74. I anticipate that some video from Expo events and presentations will eventually be available, similar to last time. I’m sorry to report that the community workshops will likely not be part of that group. The planning of the events is already complex, and to guarantee good recordings in classroom spaces (that we have not used previously) is not something we’re comfortable promising. We are strongly considering similar, future events outside of the US. I hope you can understand our position.


Aug 27, 2011 at 8:39am

Lilli – how about if some of the participants were to audio or video record the workshops (even if it’s a static camera) and make the results available online?

Aug 27, 2011 at 9:43am

Hi Guys,
Are there any plans to make full individual workshops available (via video) to purchase after the expo for those who can’t get there?




Aug 29, 2011 at 6:29pm

@david stevens
We have allowed audio recording (but not video) at past workshops. It’s not yet clear how we will approach the expo workshops, since they are a different kind of beast — taking place at a conference and not being taught by our staff.


Aug 29, 2011 at 10:15pm

So is David’s suggestion being considered as a serious possibility? It would be very disappointing for the non-US community to completely miss out on the content in these workshops.

I’m wary of how this might be interpreted, but it “feels” strange to me for a company so involved with the “multimedia” industry to not be able/willing to do this in 2011.

I’m sorry if that comes across as inflammatory, it’s not meant to be – I’m just an enthusiast of the kinds of expertise that these workshops are going to be dealing with.

Thanks for (hopefully) considering it,
- Tim

Sep 12, 2011 at 9:24pm

Are there any new opinions/decisions about this from HQ?

Sep 12, 2011 at 10:05pm

Why not actually use Max for this? Set up a computer with a webcam and use one jit.(qt).broadcast for the video and another jit.(qt).broadcast for the audio). Maybe even a Maxer present will be willing to do this on a laptop.

We could watch while patching :)

Sep 12, 2011 at 10:25pm

Yeah, that’s exactly the kind of thing that should happen! :D

Complexity stems from the fact that the workshops require an expo ticket, which costs. So broadcasting for free probably would go against their ethos for the expo … I don’t know how difficult it would be to set up a Paypal based challenge-response payment system to allow people to “log-in” to the broadcast …

Sep 12, 2011 at 10:44pm

Bummer, you got a point there.

Sep 13, 2011 at 10:28am

Totally agree with what you’re saying guys. +1 for the videos!

Sep 18, 2011 at 4:16pm

+1, would be great for those of us not based in the US.

Perhaps this is down to some of the individual exhibitors?

Also worth bearing in mind that events like these can be compiled into good reading material. There is a good book based on the school of sound lectures which exemplifies this approach.

Sep 20, 2011 at 7:37pm

I would totally pay to see a broadcast.

Sep 20, 2011 at 7:57pm

Definitely! The silence isn’t encouraging though :-/

Sep 21, 2011 at 2:41am

+1 for Anthony’s idea.

Sep 26, 2011 at 9:00pm

We appreciate everyone’s excitement about Expo ’74. For a number of practical reasons, we won’t be devoting any resources to live-streaming technology for this conference. For Expo 74, our primary goal is to get Max users into the same room, interacting and sharing ideas. To that end, we are devoting a lot of our workforce to organizing the conference and making appearances, despite also having a looming Max 6 release.

All that aside, I’d like to pass along some better news:
Phoenix Square presents M4_u European convention

Phoenix Square Arts and Digital Media Center is proud present Max 4 Users convention. Dedicated entirely to teaching, learning and sharing knowledge of Max/MSP/Jitter and Max4Live. The conference will include presentations, workshops, demonstrations and performances of projects either utilizing Max/MSP entirely, or in conjunction with other technology.



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