The Atari Punk Console – what a great name. It evokes lovely lo-fi glitchy sounds, from cheap components, knocked together with a DIY sensibility. I’ve read and heard lots about this famous circuit, so it was great to get down and dirty and put one together myself – under the guidance of the lovely Sam “Look Mum No Computer” Battle.
So I spent the first weekend in May – the first sunny one of the year I might add – with 17 other like-minded individuals, in a very nice, but practically windowless room, in the Science Gallery, Trinity College making Things That Make Noise.
Day 2 covered two main topics, Real Time Audio Processing, and Interaction Design. We did loads more with our live sets in Ableton (I had lots of questions about things I’d not been able to figure out when I was doing my homework during the previous week, Brian ably answered them), and the day culminated in a short performance of each of our Ableton sets, with live elements.
So, as the self-appointed power supplyologist at myVolts, it’s my job to know the power requirements of all devices, ever. But I’m always trying to learn more about what, exactly, what devices *do*, and how users interact what they’re powering: when, where, and why.
This helps me understand new ways in which myVolts can solve the power problems that plague creative people, especially mobile ones. The best way to understand the needs of the creative is to get creating, so I’m doing just that.