Robin Petterd Projects (R.P.P.) focuses on exploring and fostering creative digital media art and design practice. Planned activities include running professional development programs, incubator programs, and access to equipment and space.   




Interactive video and sound installations in Max 7: Online workshops

Max 7 is a visual programming environment, where you can build interactive media experiences by connecting blocks together. In this series of workshops you will learn the basics of Max 7, how to work with sound and video, and how to build interactive installations.

More on Max 7 here: https://cycling74.com

Who are the workshops for

The program is designed for creatives that want to explore the possibilities of interactive installations.

How will the workshops work

The program is a series of eight online real time sessions where the facilitator will demonstrate techniques and you will be able to follow along, and ask questions. The group will be no more than 5 people.

What you need: A computer with a working webcam and headset and subscription to Max 7. The online session will easier if you have two screens. You can download the Max 7 trial from https://cycling74.com/downloads/ and a subscription costs $10 USD a month.

The program is made up of 8 weekly sessions. The sessions are at Thursday 8:00am to 9:30am (AEST). Please note some weeks the session may need to be rescheduled.

The program starts on the Thursday the 20th of July at 8:00am 


Part 1 - Introduction to Max 7

Session 1

  • Introduction to the Max 7 interface

  • Your 1st Max 7 patch (Simple playback of video)

Session 2

  • Simple playback and manipulation of video (continued)

Part 2 - Introduction to interactive audio

Session 3

  • Basics of digital audio in Max 7

  • Playback and manipulation of audio

  • Generation of audio in Max 7

Session 4

  • Making a sound reactive piece

  • Introduction to working with surround sound

Part 3 - Introduction to interactive video

Session 5


  • Simple Interactivity with Video (continued)

Session 6

  • Basic motion detection motion in real-time using Max 7

Session 7

  • Introduction to the generation of 2D and 3D graphics

Part 4 - Packaging your patches

Session 8

  • Packaging patches and building an interface  

  • Max projects/file management

Questions? If you have any questions please contact petterdr@gmail.com 

About the facilitator:

Kyle Duffield is a Toronto-based Intermedia Artist and Interaction Designer who is also known to collaborate with Daniele Hopkins under the moniker Hopkins Duffield. His skill-sets range from audio, video, electronics, programming, game design, and technically complex A/V setups as he seeks to find the balance between creativity, pragmatism, experimentation, and ambition. Additionally, Kyle is an associate and technical coordinator for the studio and exhibition space Electric Perfume, an educator who facilitates interactive media workshops, and a freelance technical consultant. Kyle is currently focusing on teaching interactive art, and is continually striving to create unforgettable technological experiences.

How to join the program

The program is free, but the number of participants is limited.  There is a simple application process that focuses on understanding why you're interested in the workshops.

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