Making Art With Pure Data

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

Discover the possibilities of Pure Data (Pd), a powerful tool for making interactive installations, video art, audio art. Pure Data is a graphical-based media programming language, similar to the well-known program Max/MSP, but free and open source. Pure Data is most commonly used in immersive and interactive installations as well as live video mixing/vj events, and allows artists to interact with the real world through live camera feeds, audio, video, motion sensors and other sources, or create synthesizers and video mixers. This workshop will focus on using Pd for video, and will also discuss things such as audio and physical computing.


Each participant works at an individual iMac station. Students should be familiar with the Mac interface. No previous experience with Pure Data required. Students are encouraged to bring in their own projects.



Julieta MarĂ­a is a Colombian Toronto-based new media artist with a background in computer science and visual arts. She works with video and interactive installations to explore issues like migration, memory, transcendence and personal history in a poetic way. Julieta is currently interested in nonlinear narratives and the convergence between

history and the personal. Her video work has been shown in several venues in Toronto, Colombia and the U.S. Julieta is a founding member of e-fagia, a collective working in new media arts, and a member of the board of directors of aluCine Toronto Latin Film and Media Arts Festival.