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Pure Data (1. International PD-Convention Graz)
PD (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is one of the most lively free-software-develpoments in the last years that is mostly implemented in artistic contexts.
The core of Pd is written and maintained by Miller Puckette and includes the work of many developers, making the whole package very much a community effort.
In September 2004 artists from Graz initiated the 1st International PD-Convention to bring most of the central figures around PD together on one physical place to discuss current issues. These discussions are the starting points for the texts published in this compilation.
The authors are PD-developers, media/art theoreticians and artists.
Texts by: Miller Puckette, Marc Ries, Christian Scheib, Brian Jurish, Susanne Schmidt, Reinhard Braun, Andrea Mayr, Frank Barknecht, Günther Geiger, Franz Xaver, Thomas Grill, Hans-Christoph Steiner, Iohannes Zmölnig, James Tittle, Cyrille Henry, Alexandre Castonguay, and Winfried Ritsch, Michael Pinter, Reni Hofmüller, and others.
The book contains the first DVD issue realized by the label pd~.
edited by: pd-graz (Verein zur Förderung von Kunstproduktionen mit Pure Data)
176 p., DVD, pb., € 24.–, 978-3-936000-37-5