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MaxMSP Tasks

Pure Data, Csound, Chuck and more

Task 2 Name: Demos of your previous work - Computer Vision Set: w1i Due: w13i Weighting: assessable (15%) Courses: Using Computer Vision as a part of your creative practice
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Task Summary All CMC2a tasks VLE

Pure Data



Sonic Pi



Communicating technologies

Unix/OS X/Linux

If you're interested in experimenting more with this software, or with any other that you come across, speak to your tutor about the possiblities for this course.

The Task

  • Locate, download and install Pure Data if necessary (I would start with 'vanilla')
  • Choose Help/Browser
  • Choose 3.audio.examples
  • Work your way throught the first few tutorials, acquainting yourself with the Programme.

  • Added value
    By completing the details of the task you will achieve at least a pass mark. By imaginatively and creatively considering how you might implement the task originally you can add value to your submission, and this added value may increase your mark significantly. Even when making videos of short demonstration tasks try to consider musical and performance criteria.

  • Compress (zip) your patches, demos, etc. into one file called your_student_number_"PD" (e.g. 0504335_PD.zip), include a readme with your name and student number and, if necessary, how to use or just open the patch.
  • Submit a copy of the files to the i-Centre on 2pm Tuesday December 19th 2017

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The Projects and Tasks

The projects and tasks are designed to help you through the various courses and materials that you'll have to deal with, and also to provide an active and practical element to what could otherwise become a rather dry and technical exercise. Tasks are small exercises - you may be asked to complete one or two per week. Projects are larger and carry a higher percentage of the mark. We will undertake two, three, four or more projects and tasks. The final project is usually an individual choice project, and will be worth significantly more than the others in terms of percentages in your portfolio. We will usually try to set aside a time to perform the projects in a public setting.