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Any chance that they'll be bringing it back on a day that isn't jam 
packed with other stuff going on in Gainesville?

mdk

Gavin Baker wrote:
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> I don't think this has come across the list, so I'll post it:
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> A "One Laptop Per Child" XO machine will be coming to UF this Saturday,
> April 14. Dr. Richard Boulanger will be giving a presentation on
> "Bringing Csound and Computer Music to the Children of the World on the
> $100 Laptop" at noon at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts'
> Black Box Theater. The presentation is part of the Florida
> Electroacoustic Music Festival; the event description is copied below.
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> The OLPC project is an ambitious project to equip the world's children
> with a uniquely designed laptop powered by Linux and open source
> software.
> 
> Info on the festival: http://emu.music.ufl.edu/femf/fest16prg.html
> Info on the OLPC: http://www.laptop.org/
> 
> - From the FEMF Web site:
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>> A Demonstration of Csound5 Running in Realtime on the *XO* Laptop.
>>
>> The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) computer is an incredibly potent
>> learning tool created expressly for the world's poorest children
>> living in its most remote environments. Behind the project is the
>> notion that children need to learn learning, which is primarily
>> acquired through the passion that comes from access, the ability to
>> make things, to communicate and to express. On the $100 laptop, what
>> they will be using for learing about sound and music is Csound and
>> graphical and intuitive musical applications specifically developed
>> for the laptop with Csound. In this demonstration, I will show you
>> some of these unique Mesh networking, remote-jamming, interactive
>> learning, sound-making, sound-exploring, and music-making
>> possibilities that Barry Vercoe and I have been developing at OLPC,
>> that Barry's students have been developing at MIT, that my students
>> have been developing at Berklee, and especially the flagship OLPC
>> Music applications - Simon Schampijer's *Memory Game*, and *TamTam*
>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/TamTam developed by Jean Piché and his team
>> of programmers at the University of Montreal. You will be amazaed at
>> the sound quality and musical capabilities of this machine and you
>> will be inspired by the fact that all over the world, the poorest
>> children will soon have these resources with which to communicate,
>> learn, and grow in understanding and hope. And maybe, just maybe,
>> they will grow up wanting to play together and make music rather than
>> fight with each other and make war. The OLPC $100 laptop is truly an
>> instrument of growth and change - and Csound, as you will see and
>> hear, is at the very heart of it!
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> Gavin
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