Psychedelic D.i.Y. Toilet Roll Goggles – Ryan Jordan
Your very own hallucinogenic, drug free goggles!Aside from that, this workshop introduces the participant to D.i.Y hardware hacking and stroboscopic light. The workshop will focus on building simple hardware synths from 555 timer circuits and CMOS4093 chips. These electronic noise machines can also control lights and the workshop will focus specifically on stroboscopic light.The participants will then build there own psychedelic/stroboscopic goggles, which also can be hooked directly into a sound system to create your own personal hallucinogenic flickering noise machine.

This workshop is ideal for beginners in hardware hacking and for those interested in stroboscopic light and sound/noise.


Arduino Synthesizers – Gijs Gieskes
A workshop in arduino synthesizers.participants can build arduino synthesizers from component kits, and (if there is time) learn how to make their own scripts for them.
the following devices can be build:-
– and maybe more..


Functional live coding workshop – Alex McLean, Dave Griffiths
A Workshop aimed at those without programming experience, or programmers with some experience with functional programming language. Expert programmers without functional programming experience might find it heavy going, and are encouraged to think about Russian dolls for a while before signing up.The history and practice of live coding will be briefly discussed. Two live coding environments will then be introduced – SchemeBricks, a scheme live coding environment with colour block syntax rather than parentheses, and Tidal, a pattern language embedded in the Haskell programming language. The group will go through a simple hands-on example of both SchemeBricks and Tidal together, and then decide which they want to concentrate on. The group will then split into two, each playing with some ready-made examples, or building new scripts from scratch if they wish. Of course switching between groups is fine, as time allows.Participants should bring their own laptop with the latest PureDyne installed (or run it from usb stick/cd). (download PureDyne here)


based on some long run projects around radio transmission (from analog to digital) I intend to continue the process of using the medium in its different possibilities.we will hack some very cheap radios (on the am frequency) to make a new crazy light / touch / radio feedback sound generator.-30min to 1 hour ++ (depend your skills and how you want to expand the hack).

All the participants of the workshop would be able to perform (as another step) with their radio hacked sound generator in a collective radio noise grand concert.


NoiZe bouyZ: Workshop and Guerilla Installation in Bergen – Jenny Pickett, Julien Ottavi
The aim of this workshop is to build many mini electromagnetic antenna for the purpose of amplifying the inaudible electronic center of Bergen.With this workshop and participants we intend to produce EM NoiZe bouyZ as sculptual EM amplifying objects to be chained to various sonically interesting areas in the city center. The NoiZe bouyZ acts as a markers in the city, via which walkers or passers by may navigate/derive into an alternate veiw of Bergen 
Mouse and keyboard hack – the way for a simple and universal interface
Wolfgang Spahn
Mouse and keyboard hack – the way for a simple and universal interface

Mouse and keyboards are among the best working interfaces for a computer. They work wireless or with USB, they are supported by most software and every OS. And the best is each of them has its own interrupt. Above all they are cheap and reliable. That’s why they are the perfect base for an artist’s universal interface. You simply must hack them!

In the workshop I’ll show you how mice and keyboards function. Furthermore I’ll show you how you can hack them and how you can connect those keyboards/ mice with switches and sensors. Additional I’ll show some tricks and circuit to turn of the “tilt-function” of a keyboard.

The workshop will enable you to use hacked keyboards and mice for creating your own interactive installation. It is although possible to develop a universal Arduino Mouse Shield, which allows the communication between software and an Arduino pretending to be a computer mouse.

Arduino Mouse Shield:


Spectral Analysis and Processing in Pure Data – Alexandre Torres Porres
Alexandre Porres is a very active Pd teacher in Brazil, having taught many Pd workshops. He was also the main organizer of the International Puredata Convention in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2009. during that event, he also taught an workshop on Spectral Analysis and processing in Pure Data, and published the first version of his book for Computer Music with a paper presentation, discussing the scenario of computer music in Brazil, and what were the needs the book was trying to fulfill.The book is designed for beginners, it covers the basics of digital audio, synthesis, and is a nice introduction to spectral analysis in an accessible way. It covers well how FFT works and processing such as Spectral Shiffting, Convolution, Cross Synthesis, Vocoder, and Phase Vocoder. These are the main topics that will be covered in the workshop.The objective of this workshop is to cover the basics of Puredata and introduce to Spectral Analysis and Processing. Participants will be provided with a good didactic material, and will learn how to use the Phase Vocoder Abstractions provided by the author, as well as other examples from the other topics.

Participants should bring their own laptops with PureData already installed.