Databending Workshop

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Sonification databending is a common and versatile method used by glitch artists, and many other digital artists, to aestheticize distortions using sound-based processes. This event will be split into two parts: a short talk on databending with a focus on sonification, and an interactive workshop for both beginner and intermediate digital artists. For those who are new to databending or who need a review, we will start with the basics (no knowledge required!). From there we will work our way up to more interesting and extended techniques and concepts. For those with image editing software, we will also touch base on how databending can contribute to an overall production.
The presentation will not have a participant cap, however the workshop will be limited to twenty people maximum. Those interested in attending the workshop are recommended to RSVP Yebu-Tonu to secure a seat. In addition, those attending the workshop will need to bring a laptop, their laptop charger, Audacity pre-installed, irfanview pre-installed (if you’re running windows), XnConvert pre-installed, the prepared sample images (see below), and preferably photoshop or GIMP (this is optional since I realize not everyone has photoshop or uses GIMP, but image editing software is highly recommended).

Audacity can be downloaded for free here:

For Windows users, IrfanView is recommended to view images, and can be downloaded for free here:

XnConvert can be downloaded for free here:

Prepared sample images can be downloaded here: [will url soon]

To RSVP, please send an e-mail to:

Saturday, Augst 12 at 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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