Jim Bowring (CofC) suggests a workshop aimed at how Processing/Pd are used in the Multimedia Computing course, potentially at the next T=VC2 conference.
Bill Manaris (CofC) suggests a Pd workshop for students at CofC. He also thinks SIGCSE would be open to such a workshop. This of course would be targeted at the Multimedia Computing crowd.
The initial patch developed by James Carlson to generate notes in a pentatonic scale is a fine starting point for developing a non-trivial patch which can then be improved. Here are some improvements:
Pd-extended (version 0.39.3) is an installer package for Pure Data and popular externals (including gem, osc, zexy, etc.) from the Pd CVS repository. The Pd-extended installation page is at Pure Data Downloads. The set of externals included in this package is given below.
After several days of trying, I have been unable to locate a single source which lists or just summarizes the abstractions that are provided in the externals packaged with pd-extended. I am going to make a “just in time” description of the externals I intend to explore as needed. As of today (2008/03/12) the externals we are most interested in exploring are gem, pdp, pidip, osc, and flext. References to documentation on each external will be added to the list below as they are discovered.
Some docs and tutorial material can be found in the pd-extended installation tree.
The installer includes a file which describes installation and the included versions of each package or external. This list is reproduced here: