Jesse Mejia is an artist, hacker, and educator who teaches inclusive creative coding courses (max/pd, processing, microcontrollers etc) at Portland Community College where they started the Creative Coding and Immersive Technology certificate and degree program. They also build commercial audio/video installations all over the place, train hard against the robotrons, and start more projects than they finish.
This workshop is a hands-on introduction to working with audio in Pure Data (PD). PD is the free/libre visual/dataflow programming language and the cousin / younger parent of MaxMSP. PD lives in it's own idiomatic world where you build flow charts with something like audio patch cables, and the thing you build is the programming logic and also the user interface. Pd patches can create things like a custom instrument/synth, noise maker, meditation aid, telephony tone generator, FX box, audio installation, or commercial experience design engine. We will build some glitchy audio tools/toys/terrors from scratch. No programming chops are needed or even preferred, and you will exit the workshop as an empowered human with new skills in audio hacking. Bring a laptop and headphones!