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This seems pretty fucking rad, but as I’m also pretty fucking slammed I’m just gonna cut and paste what Doctor Popular sent me by email. All this is happening at The Secret Alley. Now a word from the good doctor himself:

Know and Tell is a series of creative workshops running all through August. Each Wednesday night I’ll go over a different talk about glitch art, 3D gifs, chiptunes, and more, in a casual setting (BYOB). I’ll share my process, favorite tips, and answer questions along the way. 

Making Music with Nanoloop for Mobile- August 6th
In 2010 I released my first all-iPhone-album using Nanoloop. Since then the app has gotten better and ported to Android. In this workshop we’ll walk through the basics of writing a song in Nanoloop for mobile.

Glitching Images With Simple Text Editors– August 13th
Breaking things is fun! I’ve certainly spent plenty of time using glitch apps like Decim8 for the iPhone, but glitching images with text editors is surprisingly easy. In this workshop we’ll go through the basics of text glitches and see how the effect differs from format to format.

Creating stereoscopic GIFs (aka Wigglegrams) – August 20th
I’ve been knee deep in my 3D City photo project and constantly get asked how I create the images. In this workshop we’ll discuss how to use Photoshop to easily align two or more images, animate them with the somewhat hidden Animation Timeline, and best practices for saving these GIFs.Making Music With Nanoloop 2.0 for Game Boy Advance– August 27th
I’ve been waiting on doing this workshop until I finally get my shipment of Nanoloop carts out of US Customs… but I’ve decided to do this workshop no matter what. In this workshop we’ll cover the basics of Nanoloop for GBA including: copying/pasting songs, saving patterns, arranging patterns into songs, and tricks for creating my favorite sounds.



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  1. August 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing! A quick note to anyone who is interested, I tried to keep these workshops really affordable, but I know it sucks to be broke… so if you are interested in attending, but can’t swing the $9, please hit me up.

    • August 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      You’re too kind @docpop:disqus . I would totally be at all of these buy I gotta bartend.

  2. transistersistor
    August 8, 2014 at 12:02 am

    I can’t seem to find the address of the Secret Alley on here or on the website link