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365 days – the first three weeks

[For a daily gallery of the action, head over to http://aaronfryklund.com/365/] Howdy, folks! Still trucking along over here on my 365 days (as well as a few real-life gigs, which I am being very careful not to get behind on). I’ve got a few highlights I wanted to post here from the last week and a half. […]

365 days – the first week in review

Happy to report I haven’t missed a day yet! I did catch a cold for a few days that nearly threw me off track, but, thankfully, no harm done. And I know what you’re thinking – yes, I live in Dallas. Let the Ebola jokes commence. So far I’ve tried to keep it fairly simple […]

365 days of creative coding – day one

I’ve officially started on my year-long journey to coding enlightenment. I am committing myself to 365 days of completing short goals each day to expand on my programming skills. My first project (as I expect most of my projects to be) was created in PureData. It is an interactive Pd patch that uses mouse coordinates to […]

Puredata piece/toy – Solar Windstorm

I had some fun with Pd while I was on vacation over the summer. I decided to challenge myself to see if I could make an interesting piece using just a single oscillator and a delay line. The result was this fun little piece: You play it using the arrow keys on the keyboard. I […]

Giving PureData a fresh coat of paint

PureData – which is a program you should be familiar with if you’ve read a few of my blog posts – comes in two varieties. There is a “vanilla” version which is the one directly from the desk of Miller Puckette. Then there is Pd-extended, which contains a continuously updated collection of all of the […]

12.24.2009 – A PureData Christmas

So, this is what I was working on last night as I drifted off to sleep. Some will dream of gumdrops and candycanes. I dream of object boxes and midi connections. I wanted to apply myself to a gift I knew teh internets would appreciate. What better way to say Happy Holidays than with a […]

06.13.2009 – Motion Tracking

It has been so cool working on motion tracking, but it has not been without its problems. The code has actually been fairly easy and straightforward, but I’ve hit the ceiling of what my RAM can handle. And I’m on a 2GHz MacBook. By the time I’ve captured the video and processed it to recognize […]

06.01.2009 – Incandescence: New Minimalist Piece

Incandescence [mp3 – 11.9 Mb] I just created a piece using my new motion-tracker prototype. The interesting part, though, is that I didn’t use my tracking gloves, but rather an incandescent lamp. In order to facilitate the tracking, I have to limit the color range of the input. While it does work to highlight the […]

05.25.2009 – Hot Off the Soldering Iron!

You know, years ago when my Dad taught me how to solder some wires together to give my pinewood derby car LED headlights, I never thought that it would be a skill I would use again. Or that if I did that I would actually remember how to do it. Yet here I am; I’ve […]

04.18.2009 – Trouble in Electroacoustic Paradise

Frustrations have abounded lately for certain threads of my electroacoustic endeavors. The good news is that anytime I return to Pd, I feel right at home and my frustrations are put to rest. But I have for some time now sought methods by which I might explore creating electroacoustic music through environments that are not […]