Re: [linux-audio-user] LAD Meeting at ZKM, Karlsruhe/Germany 14.-16. March 2003

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] LAD Meeting at ZKM, Karlsruhe/Germany 14.-16. March 2003
From: Martin Wolters (
Date: Thu Dec 05 2002 - 04:00:44 EET

This sounds like a great idea. I am not completely clear on the scope of
the event. Besides the different focus of discussions, what is the
difference between public and non-public? I am also interested in the
expected quality and general structure of public sessions: Who do you
expect will attend? How long is a presentation? Presentation language?
Available equipment? Will there be presentations in parrallel or just
sequentially in a single room?

I have two ideas, but I am not certain that they will fit the program:

a) "Using Linux and OpenSource software for Digital Audio Signal
Processing Development"
(Related to a toots that I am trying to write since a few months. Maybe
I can get that done by then - it certainly would be an incentive to
finnish. Scope inlucdes Octave and various frameworks [ladspa,
portaudio, simple GUI] that can be applied to audio signal processing
development and related research)

b) Open questions and FAQ
This could be a session where key contributors are available to answer,
present and discuss general issues. I am thinking of a single session
with about 4-5 experts on certain areas [ALSA, MIDI/Sequencing, PCM
recording (ardour ...), sound synthesis (pd, synths) ]. The audience can
then ask specific questions ("How do I this or that?") without needing
to know who can answer. And it can be demonstrated right during the
session. We can even broadcast the session over the web (provided ZKM
has high-speed internet access) and accept questions through an IRC or
something. I am willing to help with the required preperation.


Dr. Matthias Nagorni wrote:

>This summer some of us met at the LAD booth at Linuxtag in Karlsruhe,
>Germany. Since the participants of this meeting enjoyed it very much, we
>discussed about meeting again in spring 2003.
>Frank Neumann and I had the idea of asking the
>"Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie", Karlsruhe/Germany
>(Center for Art and Media,
>whether they would be interested in hosting such a meeting. The answer was
>positive and so we can invite to a LAD meeting at the
>Institut fuer Musik und Akustik (Institute for Music and Acoustics) at ZKM.
>The meeting will take place from Friday, 14. March 2003
> to Sunday, 16. March 2003.
>We intend to have public sessions where we can present Linux audio
>applications and give talks and non-public sessions where we can discuss
>future audio development.
>For further planning the meeting we need a registration for talks/presentations
>at the public sessions, including an abstract and, if necessary,
>images/screenshots. To estimate the required room, we also need a registration
>for the non-public sessions.
>Please register talks/presentations until 8. January 2003 (please earlier,
>if possible), so that they can be announced in the printed programme of ZKM.
>Please register for the non-public sessions until 3. March 2003.
>Registrations can be sent to either Frank Neumann or me. Please use the
>keywords "ZKM registration" in the subject. We will post the list of
>talks/presentations and further information on the meeting from time
>to time, so that you can decide about joining this meeting.

Martin Wolters
Creative ATC   
1500 Green Hills Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Phone: ++1 (831) 440-2848
Fax: ++1 (831) 440-2882

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