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Splinterfields

<<<<<<< HEAD Splinter Fields is an initiative of Brussels based organizations active within the fields of technological and media arts (Constant, FoAM, nadine and OKNO) to foster collaborative, agile and flexible learning. The programme of workshops, study-groups and field-tests is open to artists, designers, technologists and other generalists curious to explore tools and mindware for experiments in contemporary culture and daily life.

This repo was created for the collabarative building and designing of the Splinterfields flyer on the 25th of june 2013.

OSP comes with a suggestion to combine Tom Lechner's Laidout and Undertype —an old type setting software that Pierre M made a few years ago.

The group splits up to divide final editing of the text for the flyer (there is a lot of content) and start getting to grips with the two tools.

Builing Undertype with SVN and following Tom's instructions on laidout.org.

Undertype files can be found at http://home.gna.org/undertype/
Here is the description of one system's succesful build:
1.First step is to make a new directory in your newly downloaded undertype folder, then change directory to it.
mkdir build
cd build
2.Next making sure that you have qmake.If not, you can uptain it through aptitude by running
aptitude install qt4-qmake
3.It's a good idea to have the dev tools for qt4 for smooth running of undertype, so run this command too 
aptitude install libqt4-dev
4.All prerequesites should be available, so you can just run in the /undertype/build folder
make
and check if all has worked. 
5.CD to newly built /bin and run ./undertype

basic instructions can be found at http://home.gna.org/undertype/manual.pdf

Undertype was originally built as an educationnal platform to make apparent the processes that a typesetting engine may go through. It was purposely rudimentary and bare. For todays purpose, Pierre built a version that allows for copying and pasting functions. We may take these abilities for granted, but they didn't necessarely fit in the original idea of the program. Undertype imitates a linotype machine as is sets slugs of text line by line and one by one. Reenacting digitally what these machines did with masters and hot lead.

The imagined workflow will be to use both Laidout and Undertype: Undertype will be the tool to set the text in sections. This combination came about as Laidout does not enable text setting functions. Outputted pdf files from Undertype will be rasterised and imported into Laidout as images (the idea from the beggining is to print the flyers on a risograph machine) then images, logos, etc will be laidout in Laidout.

======= Splinterfields is an initiative of Brussels based organizations active within the fields of technological and media arts (Constant, FoAM, nadine and OKNO) to foster collaborative, agile and flexible learning. The programme of workshops, study-groups and field-tests is open to artists, designers, technologists and other generalists curious to explore tools and mindware for experiments in contemporary culture and daily life.

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Pierre Marchandlet the cat out of the bag

— Added a kinda generic README

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 10:35

 

colmbabbled

— updated README.txt with project info and building instructions for Undertype

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 13:00

 

sarah magnancried

— some material to start

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 11:24

 

nik gaffneylet the cat out of the bag

— spacification

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 11:32

 

colmexposed

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Conflicts:
README.txt

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 13:03

 

colmbrought out

— More documentation of the day and our process

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 14:49

 

colmlet the cat out of the bag

— font folder

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:13

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

— in otf, it's better

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:26

 

nik gaffneybabbled

— file for texts

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:31

 

nik gaffneyshouted

— general english text (udl)

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:46

 

Pierre Marchanddisclosed

— Undertype makes it to real world work

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:37

 

nik gaffneywhistled

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:46

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouwhispered

— intro FR

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:51

 

nik gaffneyunwrapped

— constant texts (EN)

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:24

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouadmitted

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:34

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioulet the cat out of the bag

— mousse

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:34

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouuttered

— PDFs yay

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:17

 

Pierre Marchandironized

— composed OKNO FR

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:12

 

nik gaffneygave away

— okno texts [EN]

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:51

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:12

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioucomitted

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:17

 

nik gaffneyexposed

— foam texts [EN]

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:20

 

sarah magnanlet loose

— du text ligne par ligne

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:23

 

sarah magnanlet on

— some titles

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 18:30

 

colmclaimed

— NL versions of Nadine and intro + updates to README

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:54

 

colmlet the cat out of the bag

— updates to README

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:08

 

colmbrought out

— okno in nl

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:49

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioublabbed out

— Constant NL

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:42

 

Pierre Marchandspoke

— foam NL

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:39

 

nik gaffneyemited

— nadine texts [EN]

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:39

 

Pierre Marchandironized

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:40

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioulet on

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:42

 

colmverbalised

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:50

 

colmgave away

— logos

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 18:02

 

sarah magnanlet the cat out of the bag

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 18:32

 

sarah magnanspoke

— real files

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 18:39

 

nik gaffneyshouted

— foam logo(s)

Thursday, 27th June 2013 - 10:53

 

sarah magnanconfessed

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 18:41

 

sarah magnanuttered

— corrections

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:50

 

colmstated

— images!

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:21

 

colmsang

— commited the images too early! more pictures!

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:37

 

sarah magnanstated

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:51

 

sarah magnanclaimed

— des titres

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 20:14

 

sarah magnanshouted

— more title

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 20:16

 

Pierre Huyghebaertsaid

— Some screws anchor for stud

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 23:15

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet the cat out of the bag

— starting the iceberg with vector joy

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 23:18

 

sarah magnanverbalized

— logos

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 00:14

 

Ludisaid

— sort of cover

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 00:00

 

sarah magnanlet on

— Merge branch 'master' of git.constantvzw.org:osp.work.splinterfields

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 00:30

 

sarah magnanrevealed

— screw Bleu Rouge en noir

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:28

 

sarah magnanadmitted

— colophon

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:37

 

sarah magnanclaimed

— colophon

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:40

 

sarah magnanemited

— des screws Noirs

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:44

 

sarah magnanexposed

— previeuw couv

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:49

 

sarah magnancried

— couv noir

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:53

 

sarah magnansaid

— hachures

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:57

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouconfessed

— rm old pdf folder

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 13:55

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouspoke

— UN ÉNORME COMMIT POUR FÊTER L'IMPRESSION DE CE FLYER

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 14:06

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouclaimed

— yes, flyer is printed on Nadine's rizograph :D

Wednesday, 3rd July 2013 - 14:23

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioucomplained

— Added LaidOut screenshots: yes, we did use it!
Thank you Tom Lechner for this crazy tool.
More on http://laidout.org/ .

Monday, 10th March 2014 - 22:38

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioublabbed

— Undertype screenshot, a tool by Pierre Marchand: what could be a
Linotype on a computer?

Monday, 10th March 2014 - 22:45