Pure Data (or Pd) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. Because all of these types of media are handled as data in the program, many fascinating opportunities for cross-synthesis between them exist. Sound can be used to manipulate video, which could then be streamed over the internet to another computer which might analyze that video and use it to control a motor-driven installation.
Pd is commonly used for live music performance, VeeJaying, sound effects composition, interfacing with sensors, cameras and robots or even interacting with websites.
This lesson works best when you have a specific project in mind already, and when that project can't be realized with "off the shelf" solutions. Please include a description of your project idea, or indicate what you would like to use Pure Data for (audio, video, sensors, etc) when making contact.
- I teach from home (or a fixed venue)
- I travel to students
- I teach online