I was part of the organisation team of LAC2008. The conference took place at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) from February 28 to March 2, 2008. For detailed information visit the LAC2008 website at http://lac.linuxaudio.org
20 talks by international experts – the Soundlab of the Academy is delighted to have Miller S. Puckette from San Diego as a keynote speaker on Saturday. Admission to all presentations is free.
Remote visitors can follow the entire paper session plus selected extras by means of our audio and video streams and can participate via IRC channels.
Three concerts at the "Stadtgarten" in Cologne. Two of these are "classical" concerts with a mixture of experimental, improvised or taped music all made using Linux as main platform. A third one, the "Club Night" was an allnighter focusing on electronic music with a club background. Artists from the USA and Canada, Austria, UK, Poland and many other countries played at these events.
The exhibition at LAC2008 showed sound art by students of the Academy of Media Arts plus site-specific works by invited artists.
Learning is fun: the LAC2008 hosted several exciting workshops for your Linux audio brain training pleasure held by experts in the respective fields. Topics include hardware hacking with a custom Arduino board and software soldering using Pure Data and SuperCollider. Additionally, space was available for adhoc workshops and self organised meetings.
Make noise, Tux!