LEMURplex Fall Classes Begin September 25th


    Sep 13 2006 | 9:16 pm
    LEMURplex Fall Classes Begin September 25th
    The first session of Fall classes at LEMURplex covers basic skills in electronics and Max/MSP/Jitter. Second-session classes covering more advanced skills and other aspects of art and technology will be announced shortly.
    Please visit http://lemurplex.org/classes.html for more information and to register.
    _____________________________________ Mondays, September 25, October 2 & October 16, 6:30-9:30 pm INTRO TO JITTER Cycling '74 Jitter Instructor: Joshua Goldberg
    This is a three-session introduction to Jitter, Cycling '74's matrix dataset processing environment. On a very prosaic level, Jitter can be used to build custom-tailored VJ applications, but even the most cursory exploration demonstrates that this tool is capable of so much more. Our class will cover those prosaic examinations, move into the much more exciting realms of 3D OpenGL visualization and computer vision techniques, and culminate in an exploration of the arcane realms of synesthesia and visual music.
    A basic familiarity with the Max programming paradigm is greatly encouraged; this will be a very exciting, very fast-paced course. However, smart and flexible people may be able to pick up the basics as we go along. _____________________________________ Tuesdays, September 26, October 3 & October 10, 6:30-9:30 pm INTRO TO MAX A Multifaceted, Multimedia Approach Instructor: Dana Karwas
    This class will focus on the basics of Max/MSP and is intended for anyone interested in incorporating Max/MSP into his or her work. No prior experience with Max/MSP/Jitter or computer programming is required. The class will feature an overview of digital sound processing, sampling, basic digital sound synthesis, software techniques for communicating with external devices, and interfacing with larger physical and aural environments. The structure of the class will follow a two-fold approach, aiming to provide a sufficient level of programming skills while emphasizing concept by deconstructing representative real word examples. _____________________________________ Wednesdays, September 27, October 4 & October 11, 6:30-9:30 pm ELECTRONICS FOR POETS Basic Circuitry for Arts & Multimedia Instructor: Michael Ang
    This class is designed as a practical introduction to understanding electronics and circuit design. In this course, students will learn the principles of electronics and how to incorporate basic circuits into their projects and art. Subjects covered will include electronic components, symbols and schematics, electricity flow, making connections, testing, troubleshooting, hacking cheap consumer items, a brief intro to microcontrollers and more. By the end of this course students will feel comfortable with basic circuits, building kits, and have inspiration for future exploration. No previous knowledge of electronics is assumed. _____________________________________ Thursdays, September 28, October 5 & October 12, 6:30-9:30 pm DSP FOR DUMMIES Audio Processing in MSP Instructor: Luke DuBois
    This class will focus on MSP, a set of audio and signal processing extensions to the Max language that allow for the creation of software audio synthesizers, samplers, and effects processors that work in real time. The class will begin with an overview of audio signal processing theory, moving into different basic types of synthesizer design and sampler creation. Issues such as MIDI control, polyphony management, and multi-channel audio will be covered, as will basic digital filter theory and audio processing basics.