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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 Marchandtweeted

— Added a kinda generic README

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 10:35

 

colmuttered

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 13:00

 

sarah magnanwhispered

— some material to start

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 11:24

 

nik gaffneylet loose

— spacification

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 11:32

 

colmtold

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

Conflicts:
README.txt

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 13:03

 

colmdisclosed

— More documentation of the day and our process

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 14:49

 

colmblabbed out

— font folder

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:13

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouverbalised

— in otf, it's better

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:26

 

nik gaffneyexpressed

— file for texts

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:31

 

nik gaffneyconfessed

— general english text (udl)

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:46

 

Pierre Marchandsaid

— Undertype makes it to real world work

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:37

 

nik gaffneylet loose

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:46

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioucomitted

— intro FR

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 15:51

 

nik gaffneydeclared

— constant texts (EN)

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:24

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiourevealed

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:34

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioudivulged

— mousse

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:34

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouinterpreted

— PDFs yay

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:17

 

Pierre Marchandbabbled out

— composed OKNO FR

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:12

 

nik gaffneyexposed

— okno texts [EN]

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:51

 

Pierre Marchandlet loose

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:12

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouclaimed

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:17

 

nik gaffneydeclared

— foam texts [EN]

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:20

 

sarah magnanrendered

— du text ligne par ligne

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:23

 

sarah magnanexpressed

— some titles

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 18:30

 

colmunwrapped

— NL versions of Nadine and intro + updates to README

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 16:54

 

colmironized

— updates to README

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:08

 

colmpeached

— okno in nl

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:49

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiousang

— Constant NL

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:42

 

Pierre Marchandclaimed

— foam NL

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:39

 

nik gaffneytalked

— nadine texts [EN]

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:39

 

Pierre Marchandexposed

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:40

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioulet loose

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:42

 

colmpublished

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 17:50

 

colmwhistled

— logos

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 18:02

 

sarah magnanshouted

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2013 - 18:32

 

sarah magnansaid

— real files

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 18:39

 

nik gaffneyconfessed

— foam logo(s)

Thursday, 27th June 2013 - 10:53

 

sarah magnansaid

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

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 18:41

 

sarah magnansang

— corrections

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:50

 

colmlet out

— images!

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:21

 

colmexpressed

— commited the images too early! more pictures!

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:37

 

sarah magnanspilled the beans

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

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 19:51

 

sarah magnansaid

— des titres

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 20:14

 

sarah magnanbrought out

— more title

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 20:16

 

Pierre Huyghebaertgave away

— Some screws anchor for stud

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 23:15

 

Pierre Huyghebaertshouted

— starting the iceberg with vector joy

Monday, 1st July 2013 - 23:18

 

sarah magnanclaimed

— logos

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 00:14

 

Ludibrought out

— sort of cover

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 00:00

 

sarah magnanrevealed

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

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 00:30

 

sarah magnanblabbed out

— screw Bleu Rouge en noir

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:28

 

sarah magnaninterpreted

— colophon

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:37

 

sarah magnandiscovered

— colophon

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:40

 

sarah magnanemited

— des screws Noirs

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:44

 

sarah magnanblabbed

— previeuw couv

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:49

 

sarah magnanblabbed out

— couv noir

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:53

 

sarah magnanclaimed

— hachures

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 01:57

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioubrought out

— rm old pdf folder

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 13:55

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioucomplained

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

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 - 14:06

 

Stéphanie Vilayphioucomitted

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

Wednesday, 3rd July 2013 - 14:23

 

Stéphanie Vilayphiouclaimed

— 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 Vilayphioupublished

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

Monday, 10th March 2014 - 22:45