pd-la USB Stick

Now available – pd-la USB sticks. These are 16 GB USB flash drives in custom-built wood enclosures made on the CRASHspace laser cutter. They are in the shape of a Pd message box, and say “bang” on one side and “pd-la” on the other. The sticks contain videos of all 20 lectures from Miller Puckette’s […]

Saturday pd-LAunch Party

This Saturday will be the pd-LAunch party at CRASHspace, from noon until whenever we get done. Noon to 2:00 PM will be the first meeting of the pd-la patching circle. This informal meeting of patching and patchers (Pd, Max/MSP/Jitter, etc.) is free and open to anyone interested.  Come work on personal or professional projects, school […]

Max V. Mathews, The Father Of Computer Music

Max Mathews, computer music pioneer and namesake of the computer performance software Max , died yesterday from complications due to pneumonia at the age of 84. Max pioneered computer music with his programs for the IBM 704 mainframe in the late 1950’s. A famous early piece was “Daisy Bell” (AKA Bicycle Built For Two), which […]

pd-LAunch In San Diego City Beat

Kinsee Morlan wrote an article on Miller, Pure Data, and pd-LAunch titled “The Language Of Invention” in San Diego City Beat. She profiles a couple artists who are using Pd for their work, and talks about the pd-LAunch event in San Diego on Monday: Joseph Deken, president of New Blankets Inc., a nonprofit seeking to expand […]

Mailing List Reminder

Please join our mailing list. It’s low-volume, and will be used for updates about pd-LAunch and announcements about upcoming patching circle meetings. It also serves as a local discussion area for any Southern California Pd-related matters. Don’t forget the main Pd mailing lists as well. They’re a great place to get questions answered and learn […]

Sunday Pd Concert

Right on the heels of the pd-LAunch event, 0n Sunday, May 1st, there will be a concert south of downtown that you might want to check out: Miller Puckette, Natacha Diels and Bryan Jacobs will join forces in a presentation of solo, duo, and trio works operating outside their reasonable elements. The group will perform […]