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07/12/2006

WHOT - a day dedicated to VJing and realtime interaction organised by iRes and VJ Theory

iRes and VJ Theory invite you to WHOT a day dedicated to VJing and realtime interaction on 25 January 2007, Woodlane Campus, Falmouth.

WHOT is an opportunity to get together for those involved in real time media and those interested to find out what realtime interaction is all about.
WHOT will bring together theory and practice with the presentation of the VJ Theory Project, a Pure Data Workshop and performances.
Realtime interaction is a generic definition for interactive installation art and for other events such as VJing where time, space and those participating define the work.
Vjing has been transforming social spaces, like clubs and galleries. It can be associated with art performance and guerrilla street interventions – often shedding the term VJ but exploiting the same tools, techniques and theories.

For more information see WHOT site.

Programme:

10.00 – 16.00
PD Workshop
(Kathmore E/F)

by Brendan Byrne (VJ Theory team member)

PD (aka Pure Data) is a realtime graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. The workshop will give participants an introduction to PD sufficient to allow participants to explore the environment for themselves. The emphasis will be on using PD as a tool to create interactive art works, initially as a method to produce interactive visuals but also as an introduction to producing interaction in a physical space.
Participants likely to find it useful are those interested in introducing and using realtime interaction in their practice and anyone working within new media subjects from graphic design and illustration to broadcasting and media studies and from fine art and interactive art to theories of art and film studies.
Work made during the worksop can be performed by participants in the evening event in the bar.

There is limited number of places for PD workshop. Please email ires@falmouth.ac.uk to book the place. Remember the availability of the places is on first come first served basis.

17.00 – 18.00
Presentation of VJ Theory project
(Sem A, Library)

Presented by VJ Theory team (Ana Carvalho and Brendan Byrne)

The VJ Theory project aims at creating a platform for debates and exchanges between people interested in the theoretical reflection on their practices as well as develop their practice informed by those theories and philosophical approaches.
The website (www.vjtheory.net ) aims at creating an active community online, with a growing collection of articles, references, interviews and reviews of art projects. This is developed in collaboration with contributors from the book and the growing international community.
A book might be seen as a strange contribution to the material available, given the predominantly 'digital media' qualities of the area. However, a recurring theme at related festivals and symposia is the lack of useful academic texts which explore the questions faced by practitioners when examining their own or others practice. The book aims to cover the most relevant topics of debate within the area and create a compact resource of the most relevant texts related with this new area of practice.

20.00 – 23.00
VJ/DJ Event (Bar Woodlane)

Presenting
VJ’s: Fata Morgana, Magenta Interior, Mourish + Interactive visuals by PD workshop participants
DJ’s: Babylon Don, tripledot, Simian Sounds

The evening of realtime interaction between VJ’s, DJ’s and the audience.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

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LINKS

http://ires.falmouth.ac.uk/events/whot/
www.vjtheory.net

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