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VP Code Jam

July 9 at7:00 pm - July 16 at9:30 pm


This audio/visual coding jam will allow artists and coders to collaborate and experiment with using coding to create new ideas.

Dates: Friday, July 9th – (7pm – 9pm) CDT Introduction Session – One week collaborative process – Friday, July 16th – (7pm – 9pm) Show and Tell

Instructors: Adrian Cheater and Kofi Oduro

After an introductory session with Adrian and Kofi artists and coders will have an intensive week of experimentation.  During this time they will have access to the instructors for technical assistance and artistic guidance.  Finally we will have a show and tell amongst the instructors and artists where we discuss the works in progress.

In this coding jam, participants will see how coding can be used in musical, performative and literary arts.  Adrian and Kofi will give an overview of tools such as livecoding Youtube, Hydra, Inverse.website, Sonic Pi and Ruby. Participants will see how expressive and creative code will be with the benefit of seeing how it can be used in a collaborative setting. Improvising writing and coding can lead to various outcomes, musically, visually, as well as, how to use network elements to your advantage producing work.Along with Sonic Pi, a software synthesizer which allows anyone to create music as computer code, Ruby, a popular language for web development.  Sound options will include; controlling synths, working with samples, using audio effects, and working with live loops.  DJ’s, musicians, installation artists, and anyone who wants or likes to play with synthesized audio will find these powerful tools for creative expression.

Adrian Cheater’s Biography
Adrian Cheater is the co-founder of Complex Games, Winnipeg’s oldest independent video game studio. A 20 year veteran of the games industry, she has worked with companies like Disney, Hasbro, and Games Workshop to bring their properties to mobile platforms. Outside of work she explores how code can be beautiful, with a focus on live coding music and LED fashion. She is also passionate about STEM education and outreach, teaching workshops and volunteering her time as an educator and mentor both privately, and with organizations like New Media Manitoba, and the Winnipeg Public Library.

Kofi Oduro’s Biography
My artistic practice is an observation of the world around us, that I then put into artworks for others to relate to or disagree with. Through Videography, Poetry and Creative Coding, I try to highlight the realms of the human performance and the human mind in different scenarios. These situations can be described as social, internal, or even biological, which we face in our everyday lives.

* Please contact the Education Manager for more information: heidi@videopool.org
This event includes auto closed captioning.


July 9 at7:00 pm
July 16 at9:30 pm


Video Pool Media Arts Centre


Video Pool Media Arts Centre
Unit 300-100 Arthur Street + Google Map