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The Sonic Code Sessions aim to provide a time and place for self directed and collaborative learning + experimentation. If you would like to free yourself from the limitations that come with traditional music software, this is for you! We occasionaly do jam sessions and plan group performances. Anyone interested in generative music and the use of computing skills for sonic expression is welcome, no matter if a complete beginner or an expert. Please bring a computer to experiment with and learn about sound programming. All sound coding environments are welcome - e.g. PureData, SuperCollider, Max/MSP, Csound, ChucK, etc. If you don't have one yet, our welcome guide (http://eya.re/scs-welcome) will help you getting started. Twitter (https://twitter.com/scsBLN) | Facebook (https://facebook.com/groups/scsbln) | Chat (https://chat.funprogramming.org/scsbln/) (ask one of the organisers for an invite) CODE OF CONDUCT Be excellent with each other. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our meetup should help ensure a safe environment for everybody. Our meetup and online channels are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Those violating these rules may be expelled from the event at the discretion of the organisers. Adapted from up.front.ug (http://up.front.ug/code-of-conduct/) based on The Ada Initiative (http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy). ACCESSIBILITY Spektrum is located on the ground floor. We will happily provide assistance to those who need it. Please let us know if we can make the space more accessible and your visit more comfortable! VENUE Spektrum Bürknerstraße 12, 12047 Berlin Near U8 Schönleinstraße.
The LC (Live Cinema) Lab (http://spektrumberlin.de/communities/lc-lab/about.html) is a place for audio-visual experimentation: a community where audio and visual artists can meet, create and play new work together. We welcome musicians, sound artists, video artists, filmmakers, visual musicians, vjs or any other audio-visual experimenters and offer a friendly, plug-and-play environment to play and work. The lab organises hands-on sessions on a monthly basis on the last Tuesday of each month. We hope to see you there and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. Read more info about the lab here (http://spektrumberlin.de/communities/lc-lab/about.html).
Doors: 19:30 Start time: 19:30 Free entrance A live space for visual minds and bodies. VJ Open Lab offers the Berlin VJ Community a monthly meeting for inspiration, experimentation, and exchanging of ideas and knowledge in the live video field. Initiated by the VJ Women workshop group formed in Spektrum in spring 2017, VJ Open Lab is a collaborative platform without hierarchy that values joint efforts, partnership, and initiative. VJ Open Lab is open to anyone interested in live visual arts and Vjing. Beginners and visitors are also welcome to join. Each meeting is divided into 3 parts: Warm Up: 30 minutes to share ideas and news from the VJ network in Berlin and worldwide. Have you seen lately an inspiring work you want to share? What are the last open calls for VJs? Step out of your online networks, and come to make it live! Trials-and-Errors: 3 presentations of 10 minutes, followed by a discussion round to answer questions and give productive feedbacks. Come to present your live visual set in progress, your workflow, or even technical issues you wish to solve. You can also present a topic you want to share with the community. Trials-and-errors is made for sharing and learning from each other. If you wish to present a topic or a part of your production during the next meeting please contact the organisation team before the session with the email contact below. Free play: One VJ per meeting provides a challenge for improvisation (improvisation topic and/or rules prepared in advance), and other VJs have 30 minutes to create a short visual set and then play it live. Everybody is invited to participate. Free play is a time-space to stimulate new ideas and to extend possibilities for your pictures, your bodies, and your minds.
Scent club Berlin is a collective of artists, designers, scientists and those working in and between fields of smells and scents. The group focuses on scent and olfaction as a medium for art, science, and technology, expression and experimentation. Since its inception, the group has created interactive installations in which the visitors become not only observers, but also participants in the work. Our community of smell enthusiasts meets up monthly at Spektrum. Everybody who is interested in experimenting with the sense of smell is invited to join to share their knowledge and connect with other smell enthusiasts. Read more at http://spektrumberlin.de/communities/olfactory-meetup/about.html Newcomers are welcome to join.