- Takeaway Festival 2006
- Takeaway Festival 2007
- Takeaway Festival 2008
- Takeaway Festival 2009
- Mini TKW
Processing is an open source programming language and development platform. It can be downloaded for free at the processing.org website.
By simplifying the syntax and compilation process of the programming language Java whilst simultaneously extending its visual capabilities, Processing makes computer programming more accessible for people with little previous experience, especially those "visually minded".
It is being utilised by a large and lively community composed of students, artists, musicians, architects, designers and researchers.
Another workshop held by David Muth in TAKEAWAY Festival: Creative Computing
The creative computing workshop introduces the visual programming language PD, a highly modular open source development environment. It has a long tradition of being used by composers, performers, researchers and artists interested in creating interactive software. PD offers a very playful approach to modifying an existing program, as it blurs the distinction between authoring, compiling and testing. Its particular strength, apart from its appeal to people without any knowledge of scripting languages, lies in sound and imagery.
David Muth is a London based musician, programmer and artist. Having grown up in Salzburg, Austria, he relocated to the UK to study at Middlesex University, receiving an MA in Digital Arts. David collaborates with various art collectives, and has been a member of art group and new media agency Soda since 2000. His work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions / performances at the Wroclaw Media Arts Biennale (Poland 2005), the Museum of Modern Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2004), and the Musée d'Art Contemporain in Montreal (2001). He also lectures at the RCA and Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, and is part of Kaffe Matthew's think tank "Music for Bodies".
Another workshop held by David Muth in TAKEAWAY Festival: Processing
The new 2.0 release of the free multimedia operating system dyne:bolic GNU/Linux will be presented and introduced with its functionalities for streaming and producing audio/video materials employing only open source software, for the freedom of speech.
In the panorama of existing operating systems we see that there are a great number of possibilities to listen: all kinds of "free to download" players for audio and video, but no easy way for everybody to speak out loud and spread their words.
The way communication is structured follows a hierarchy of well established powers and, worst than ever, money is the main requirement for making a voice spread and possible to be heard by others.
Jaromil the Rasta Coder is a Mediterranean GNU/Linux programmer, author and maintainer of three free software programs and operating systems: MuSE (for running a web radio), FreeJ (for veejay and realtime video manipulation), HasciiCam (ascii video streaming) and dyne:bolic the bootable CD running directly without requiring installation, a popular swiss army knife in the fields of production and broadcasting of information. All his creations are freely available online under the GNU General Public License (Free Software Foundation).
He is a featured artist in major new media art exhibitions and publications, from CODeDOC II (Whitney Museum Artport), to Read_Me 2.3 (runme.org software art) and Data Browser 02 (engineering culture). Jaromil has been artist in residence at makrolab (Venice Biennale), medien.kunstlabor and the Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst / Montevideo Time Based Arts where he is now in charge of several open source research and development projects.
Mute is a magazine and open contributions website dealing with 'Culture and politics after the Net'. Having started as The Art and Technology Newspaper in 1994, our present strapline is intended to question the way in which the network paradigm come to be embedded in culture, politics and the economy. Mute's engagement with the Net extends to DiY software tools and services, which it distributes and sells at Openmute.org. In this workshop Mute show how to use it's OPenMute platform and become a self-publisher with Print-on-Demand.
Mute was co-founded by Simon Worthington and Pauline van Mourik Broekman who remain publishers. Its editorial group additionally includes Josephine Berry Slater (Editor), Benedict Seymour, Anthony Iles, Jamie King, Hari Kunzru, Matthew Hyland, Laura L. Sullivan and Demetra Kotouza. For the technology to happen, Mute needs Darron Broad, Raquel Perez de Eulate and Laura Oldenbourg.
Mazine.ws, pronounced MA Zine, is a student led online magazine. It encourages contributions from anyone interested in digital and networked culture.
Based on the content management system Drupal, it offers a growing variety of features, from blogs to feeds, forums and feature articles.
During the month-long Node.London season of media arts Mazine.ws commits itself to intensified reporting about the festival and aims to offer a central discussion forum for all.
In this workshop, Sean Dodson and Roger Rees will help you to contribute to this discussion and to find out more about the possibilities of networked media from the inside. During the Takeaway festival daily workshop sessions are offered to facilitate the creation of a lively festival blog.
Roger Rees is co-editor of MAzine.ws and has been closely involved in its editorial and technical development. He lectures at Ravensbourne College and has lectured in Media / Communication Studies elsewhere. He jointly set up and ran 'Wire Happy' Magazine, wrote comedy for various comedians and for TV and is a trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming which sounds scary but isn't. He is busily exploring the potential of networked media for fostering collaboration and bringing about change.
Social mapping–Flash/Web 2.0 - Held by Dirk Waldik
31th March 2006
musiCompass focuses on the world of music.
Music is one of the best ways to express emotions and moods as a performer as well as a listener.
Music has been, and continues to be at the centres of society. Artists create styles of music, people listen to them and develop identifications; collecting music, creating play lists and developing a unique music taste are trends of the time.
musiCompass aims to bring people, artists and music together in a visual and interactive environment.
Based on the idea that there are patterns in tastes and that tastes are not distributed uniformly,
musiCompass uses collaborative filtering on profiled music data.
Each person is represented by their music profile, a computer-readable representation of their listening habits.
So far data has been collected from around 60.000 users, totalling over 100 million listened songs.
musiCompass visualizes resulting connections between people and artists through mapping.
A neighbourhood of people with similar music taste is generated for each listener. An algorithm that compares individual profiles on song level calculates this neighbourhood. Fans of a certain artist represent people with a high interest in this artist and can be used as reference point to find similar artists.
A similarity calculation based on the people’s music profile generates connections between similar artists. "People who have listened to these artists have also listened to those artists" is the underlying principle.
This network is presented in the music map. Connections between artists and people generate dynamic fields of tastes.
I'm proposing to show participants how easy it is to create pod casts using open source tools, and to distribute them on the web using open source blogging platforms. Ideally, participants should have some audio or video material already digitised on their laptops, as I presume there won't be time to take them through capturing any material. Perhaps other demonstrators will be able to show participants how open source tools such as Audacity can be used to record audio.
I'll be showing people how to use ffmepeg to transcode video for podcasting, and how Audacity can be used to prepare audio recordings for podcasting.
Since graduating from Ravensbourne College with BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design in 1998, Adam has worked in a number of HE Institutions ranging from Central Saint Martin's to Kent Institute of Art & Design, and at present Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication.
He has also given sessional tutoring at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), and Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Outside of education, Adam contributes energetically to his role in the Apple Distinguished Educator Program in which he is involved in digital media technologies.
Burn Station is a mobile copying station which - as it travels through suburban spaces - supports the free distribution of music and audio. Above all it is a social event which congregates people together for listening, selecting and copying net label and net radio audio files with a Copyleft Licence. Burn Station is an open-source, non-commercial project involving the new means of free networked distribution. It is based on the Burn Station software which was developed by Platoniq and Rama as a 100% free software. Burn Station aims to establish links between the media space and the physical space of the city.
Rama (Ramiro Cosentino) is an internet and PureData developer exiled from Buenos Aires (Argentina) during the last economic crash. Previously based in Barcelona as main headquarter, he moved to Graz (Austria) for a residency at the Medien.KUNSTLABOR; currently based in Vienna, he is further developing media/art distribution platforms. (i.e. Burn Station and R23.cc)
Rama is member of several mediahacktivist collectives: hackitectura.net, riereta.net, platoniq.net bcn, straddle3.net bcn, developing open source systems for global communication, developer and administrator of media streaming servers/applications; user-friendly PD works for video (based on PiDiP) and audio mixing, processing and streaming.
An introduction to the digital tools that have brought about the desktop music revolution. From open-source freeware to professional virtual studio systems.
Matthias Kispert is working as a sound artist, sound designer and lecturer in London. His design work includes film soundtracks, TV idents, adverts, websites and ring tones. His artistic output currently focuses on composing soundtracks for audiovisual installations and performances with arts and design collective D-Fuse.
This workshop will introduce the software environments MaxMsp and PD.
Now widely used for a number of different outputs in digital music, interactive media, audio-visual performance, The graphical real-time programming environment provides an alternative to syntactical coding. In this hands-on session we will focus on 'instruments' - how we can use a DIY approach to craft interfaces and controllers, using a combination of hardware and software. Including guests and presentations of projects.
Jim Wood currently works at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication.