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Max/MSP/Jitter Euroworkshop for beginners, 27-30 March

Mar 13 2007 | 9:34 pm

Our next Max/MSP/Jitter beginners-only workshop will be held in Europe – to be more specific, at the TU-Delft in the Netherlands.

This workshop is *specifically for and limited to beginning users*, and is intended to provide an introduction to Max, MSP, and Jitter together as a unit. It concentrates on the basics of working with Max for all users in a variety of situations including audio and image processing.

The topics to be covered in the workshop include an overview of the Max, MSP, and Jitter objects in their natural habitat, basic audio and video processing techniques, strategies for patch design and creation, user interface design, and techniques for better patching, learning & problem solving. Particular emphasis will be given to learning about and taking advantage of Max’s data neutrality — the ability to interconnect audio and video image processing data.

This workshop places an emphasis on strategies for learning Max/MSP/Jitter that can be applied after the workshop ends.

Participants are required to bring their own laptop (Windows or Mac) with Max/MSP/Jitter installed. A three-month software authorization will be provided with the US$400 class fee. To reserve a space call Jill at 415-974-1818, ext. 4# or e-mail . Space for this workshop is EXTREMELY limited, so sign up quickly!

date: March 27 to March 30, 2007
time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
place: TU Delft
instructors: Gregory Taylor and Brendan Wypich

Mar 14 2007 | 6:17 pm

One side-effect of posting this workshop announcement myself that I hadn’t counted on was the opportunity to hear from some Dutch friends and acquaintances, and they’ve reminded me of something that I wanted to stress. I’ll keep it short.

This really IS a workshop for beginners, with the specific intent of working with those fine people who have little or no experience with Max/MSP/Jitter. It’s our goal to encourage that specific audience [I tell my workshop groups that my expressed goal is to help train a new generation of Max users who don’t make the beginner mistakes we read here all the time, and thus to make life more interesting for the Max list and for customer support]. There are various workshop-like things that attempt to serve a variety of levels of understanding at the same time, but this isn’t one of them. When we have these workshops domestically, my colleague Jill has a chance to talk to prospective attendees and let ’em know what we’re up to and why. It’ll be a little tougher to do this long-distance, so I thought I’d err on the side of disclosure.

At some point, we’ll be doing workshops that center on what I would think of as more "intermediate" skills [scripting/advanced plug-in design and building/Java and Javascript/Open GL and slabbery], but we’re not doing that this time around.

The Dutch have a great saying: "Een goed begin is ‘t halve werk" (A good start is half the work). *That*s* what we’re going for here.

with regards,

Mar 18 2007 | 2:29 pm

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