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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 Marchandshouted

— Added a kinda generic README

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 10:35

 

colmsaid

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 13:00

 

sarah magnanverbalised

— some material to start

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 11:24

 

nik gaffneytalked

— spacification

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 11:32

 

colmlet out

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

Conflicts:
README.txt

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 13:03

 

colmrevealed

— More documentation of the day and our process

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 14:49

 

colmargued

— font folder

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:13

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousaid

— in otf, it's better

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:26

 

nik gaffneysaid

— file for texts

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:31

 

nik gaffneylet out

— general english text (udl)

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:46

 

Pierre Marchandblabed

— Undertype makes it to real world work

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:37

 

nik gaffneylet the cat out of the bag

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:46

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioutalked

— intro FR

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:51

 

nik gaffneyrendered

— constant texts (EN)

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:24

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudisclosed

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:34

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouemited

— mousse

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:34

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousong

— PDFs yay

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:17

 

Pierre Marchandironized

— composed OKNO FR

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:12

 

nik gaffneyuttered

— okno texts [EN]

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:51

 

Pierre Marchandwhispered

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:12

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioupublished

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:17

 

nik gaffneyinterpreted

— foam texts [EN]

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:20

 

sarah magnansaid

— du text ligne par ligne

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:23

 

sarah magnantalked

— some titles

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 18:30

 

colminterpreted

— NL versions of Nadine and intro + updates to README

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:54

 

colmlet loose

— updates to README

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:08

 

colmsaid

— okno in nl

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:49

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouverbalized

— Constant NL

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:42

 

Pierre Marchandwhistled

— foam NL

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:39

 

nik gaffneyrendered

— nadine texts [EN]

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:39

 

Pierre Marchandbabbled out

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:40

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioutweeted

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:42

 

colmdivulged

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:50

 

colmdiscovered

— logos

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 18:02

 

sarah magnanbring out

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 18:32

 

sarah magnancried

— real files

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 18:39

 

nik gaffneyblabed out

— foam logo(s)

Thursday, 27th June 2013 - 10:53

 

sarah magnangave away

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

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 18:41

 

sarah magnanbabbled out

— corrections

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:50

 

colmshouted

— images!

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:21

 

colmunwraped

— commited the images too early! more pictures!

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:37

 

sarah magnanemited

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

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:51

 

sarah magnanlet loose

— des titres

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 20:14

 

sarah magnanlet loose

— more title

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 20:16

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet the cat out of the bag

— Some screws anchor for stud

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 23:15

 

Pierre Huyghebaertlet on

— starting the iceberg with vector joy

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 23:18

 

sarah magnanunwraped

— logos

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 00:14

 

Ludiargued

— sort of cover

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 00:00

 

sarah magnancried

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

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 00:30

 

sarah magnanverbalized

— screw Bleu Rouge en noir

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:28

 

sarah magnanclaimed

— colophon

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:37

 

sarah magnanlet loose

— colophon

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:40

 

sarah magnanargued

— des screws Noirs

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:44

 

sarah magnanbabbled

— previeuw couv

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:49

 

sarah magnandivulged

— couv noir

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:53

 

sarah magnanrevealed

— hachures

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:57

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudiscovered

— rm old pdf folder

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 13:55

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioutold

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

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 14:06

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioupeached

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

Wednesday, 3rd July 2013 - 14:23

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousong

— 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 Vilayphioulet out

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

Monday, 10th March 2014 - 22:45