Thursday 16 May
Free event at Film Oxford sees a takeover by Oxford Hackspace. Neil C Smith showcases the latest version of his Praxis software for live events, and other members of Oxford Hackspace show their wares.
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Richard Grant talk postponed.
Q: How to replace a defunct 1970s laser show that for years had dazzled cinema goers in screen 1 @ Leicester square…? A: Use one of the largest projection surfaces and most modern projectors in London. A laptop and some rather funky reactive software and go from there. A unique project using the latest software and digital technology. Visit “projects” www.rgproduct.com for more. http://rgproduct.com/?page_id=285
Oxford Hackspace - Oxford Hackspace aims to be an accessible community workshop in Oxford, UK, open to all and supporting initiative, learning, creativity and the social good in all of its best forms.
Formally founded in March, and in the process of securing its first permanent space, come and find out how to get involved. There will be a short introduction and some discussion of what current members are already up to – including an interactive plasma display to demonstrate control of a fusion reactor.
Praxis LIVE - Praxis LIVE is an open-source, graphical environment for rapid development of intermedia performance tools, projections and interactive spaces; developed by Oxford artist & technologist Neil C Smith. Neil first introduced Praxis LIVE very early in its development in 2011. Find out the current status of the project, some of its new features, and its use in recent interactive projects by Digital Prisoners (with Naomi Morris). Will include a demonstration of live-coded OpenGL video effects and bindings to TinkerForge (http://www.tinkerforge.com).
7:30 – 9:00pm then the Rusty Bicycle for a chat
54 Catherine Street, Oxford, OX4 3AH
This month’s free event at Film Oxford sees a takeover by Neil C Smith and Oxford Hackspace. Neil C Smith showcases the latest version of his Praxis software for live events, and other members of Oxford Hackspace show their wares.
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Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm then the Rusty Bicycle for a chat
Venue: Film Oxford
54 Catherine Street, Oxford, OX4 3AH
Other things that will happen in the future:
20 June 2013
John Twycross ‘How to Game Jam’ @Brookes
Weekend following this ‘Game Jam’ at Brookes – more details to follow
18 July 2013
Pub meeting – Social – Pub venue TBC.
Traditional French and psychiatrists’ holiday month
19 September 2013
Event TBC, but hopefully use of video in campaigning and undercover filmmaking @Film Oxford
17 October 2013
Matt Gifford, PhoneGap
Listen to some of the sounds from last night on Soundcloud:
More sounds have been shared on the Soundcloud dropbox.
Malcolm Atkins kicked things off with a discussion and presentation of his scoring for several films. Listen to Malcom perform with Dubwiser next week, and get cheap tickets for Dubwiser supporting the Skatalites – 26th May at the O2 Academy – available at: http://www.dubwiser.co.uk/
Thanks to Jim Gwilliam for an excellent electronic track (Untitled).
Neil C Smith used his software, Praxis (download and use free on Google Code) to mix the tracks stored on the Soundcloud group dropbox – birdsong, footsteps, tracks from Tiger Mendoza (thanks Ian!), and Malcolm then joined in with some live improvisation. Fantastic set, thanks.
George Tsverik then played some kind of hardware (!) to modulate the saxophone of Ali Palmer Smith and the voice of Danny Nasirpour. Check out Danny on YouTube.
If you have any sounds you’d like to share, sign in to Soundcloud and add them to our group dropbox, or send them to us here, along with photos and comments of course.