Last days in Indiegogo

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The three last days of Hello World! on Indiegogo are coming. If you want to help us, you’ll be able to contribute until 31th of december. It would be fantastic to receive your help to end this year and to begin the next step of the Hello World! series: edition.

If you cannot economically contribute to the project but wish to help us translating the introduction and/or the videos, as the Openlab Tapei has done and will do in Chinese, or if you want to help us to distribute and communicate on the series, or to offer us any other kind of collaboration, we will be really pleased to receive a comment from you in the page of the project in Indiegogo or directly here in the blog.

In these last three days of 2011, your decision can model the future!

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Hello world! tour! Second stop: Toulouse

We spent our last weekend in the Fablab Toulouse Conference, the first event of this kind in Toulouse, organized by Artilect.

Although most of the interventions dealt mainly with digital fabrication, we introduced the HelloWorld documentaries project. Indeed, open languages such as Processing, OpenFrameworks and Pure data are devices that allow experimenting, sketching, testing and inventing your own creations, exactly the way machines in a fablab do.

These languages are oriented to individuals as the fablabs, and aim to propitiate creativity thanks to their ease of use and openness. As you surely know, various artists and designers are already working on the relationships between digital fabrication and Processing for example. So this presentation was for us a great chance to see how to describe the connections between this digital world of creative coding with the physical production.

This gathering allowed us to listen to other interesting ongoing projects and experimentations. We also noted the special emphasis on a kind of “green concern” with numerous projects as the green fablab exposed by Tomás Diez, the open hardware farm exposed by NaïoTechnologies or the solar printer realized by Markus Kayser, projects that were gathered in the “Bio-FabLab & Green Alternative” part of the program. And this was really interesting to us since we work closely with digital fabrication :-)

« Hello_world ! » in Indiegogo – We need you !

We have already done the first set of interviews. We have already published the introductory video of the general project that you can watch in this post. We have already connected with our next interviewed and we are collecting excerpts of creations and works to integrate into the movies. But in order to continue, we need your help. That’s why « hello_world ! » is, from now and for 4 months, in Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform.

“Hello_world!, three documentaries on open programming languages” aims to show the revolution that Processing, Open Frameworks and Pure data have contributed to insufflate into creative and educative environments and the importance of communities in their development.

These documentaries are a way for us to contribute to the diffusion and growth of these creative open languages. That’s why they will be published under a Creative Commons License BY-SA and will be available to all with no restriction in a sharing platform of videos (for instance Vimeo) and in the Web page of the project.

So if you believe that speaking about open and creative programming is important, that creating open contents and spreading free culture is useful, or if you think that communities are the engines of essential social and technological changes, you should maybe contribute to our project.

To contribute, go to Indiegogo.
To obtain more information on the project, you can browse this blog:

Si quieres acceder a la información detallada del objetivo del proyecto y de nuestras necesidades en español, puedes entrar aquí:

Si tu as besoin de l’information détaillée de l’objectif du projet et de nos nécessités en français, tu peux cliquer ici :

Taduzione in italiano:

Traducció al català:

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Hello_world !, the three documentaries for open programming will be in Ars Electronica

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The 3rd of September, we’ll be in Ars Eletronica, one of the most important festivals of digital arts, to present the project « hello_world ! , three documentaries for open programming » in the framework of Scenes and structures.
The project, conceived by Ultra-lab, began in June with the collaboration of Raúl Alaejos, one of the two directors of the “Arduino documentary”, and aims to go on with the divulgation of the use of free culture in creative and training environments, focusing on three programming languages:
Processing, OpenFrameworks and Pure data.
After the first round of interviews, the project keeps going on with the premiere of the introductory video of the documentaries in this presentation.

Hello_world ! Presentation, Saturday 3th of Septembre, 8.30 p.m., Ars Electronica Center, Seminar room

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In New York

We spent three days in New York to interview, most of the members, of the Pure data Community. The trip was exciting! We met people, works and incredible places that we had heard about but that we didn’t know yet.

We went to Eyebeam to interview some resident artists and fellows: María Michails, Amelia Marzec and Nova Jiang. Although they had worked little with Processing, Pure Data and Open Frameworks, all have designed interactives pieces that use open source software and hardware.


Pasamos los tres siguientes días en Nueva York para entrevistar, sobre todo, a miembros de la Comunidad Pure data. ¡La estancia fue interesantísima! Conocimos a personas, trabajos y sitios ñuy notables de los cuales habíamos escuchado hablar pero que de momento no conocíamos.

Fuimos al Eyebeam para entrevistar algunos artistas residentes: María Michails, Amelia Marzec y Nova Jiang. Aunque han trabajo poco con Processing, Pure Data y Open Frameworks, todas han diseñado piezas interactivas que utilizan software y hardware abierto.

Amelia Marzec y Nova Jiang

Then, in NYC Resistor, the Makerbot botcave and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, we interviewed the most relevant users and contributors to Pure Data in New York, thanks to the huge help of Hans-Christoph Steiner.

We spoke with Joshua Clayton, and with Hans himself who explained us how he started to program and that education and training must be personal and cannot be imposed by the scholar frameworks; Peter Brinckmann, author of a library that enables Pure data to run on Android, showed us impressive projects for making sounds that his library gave birth to. Eric Erwin underlined the importance of the experimental aspect and the creative freedom brought by Pure data: without knowing in advance what you are looking for, you go exploring in real time the sound creation you are building, avoiding the traditionnal boundaries. Paris Graphics is VJ and uses Pure Data for his visual creations in real time. In his case, the exploratory dimension of Pure Data is essential, but also his capacity of translation from mathematics to images that is his method for creating. Finally, Ted Hayes focused on the impact of P.d. as an Open source technology that contributes to social appropriation, changes the role and the figure of the creators, and pushes the frontiers of the tecnical and imaginative possibilities.


Luego, en NYC Resistor, la botcave de Makerbot y Prospect Park en Brooklyn, hablamos con los usuarios y contribuidores de Pure data más relevantes de Nueva York, gracias a la inmensa ayuda de Hans-Christoph Steiner.

Pudimos charlar con Joshua Clayton, y con Hans quién nos explicó cómo empezó a programar y que la educación y la formación deben ser un camino personal que no se puede imponer desde marcos escolares institucionales. Peter Brinckmann, autor de una librería que permite a Pure data funcionar en Android, nos enseñó unos impresionantes proyectos sonoros que utilizan su librería. Eric Ervin puso de relieve la importancia del aspecto experimental y de la libertad creativa inherente a Pure data: sin saber previamente lo que buscas, vas explorando en tiempo real la creación sonora que estás construyendo, pasando así de las limitaciones tradicionales. Paris Graphics es VJ y utiliza Pure data para sus creaciones visuales en tiempo real. En su caso, la dimensión exploratoria de Pure data es esencial, pero también su capacidad de traducir las matemáticas en imágenes, proceso que resulta ser su método de creación. Finalmente, Ted Hayes enfatizó el impacto de P.d. como tecnología Open source que contribuye a la apropiación social, cambiando el papel y la figura de los creadores y empujando los límites de las posibilidades técnicas e imaginativas.