[chuck-users] blind user
Andrew C. Smith
andrewchristophersmith at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 21:15:14 EDT 2010
Yeah, that's tough to say.
I should say that aka.objects (http://www.iamas.ac.jp/~aka/max/) has one called aka.speech though, that speaks text. This could conceivably work with ChucK code, but it might be a bit of a drag.
I'm curious, though, and I hope this isn't insensitive--how do you control Max or PD in an auditory way? Both of those programs seem like their main focus (pun intended) is on visualization of algorithms.
On Sep 2, 2010, at 2:31 PM, Rich Caloggero wrote:
> *>I can't quite tell if you like PD / Max or not--if you do, have you
> looked into Brad Garton's chuck~ object for OSX? It's here:
> Its something I should try again. The question is: will it work with a screen reader such as the built-in Apple screen reader? Guess I need to try it...
> -- Rich
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew C. Smith" <andrewchristophersmith at gmail.com>
> To: "ChucK Users Mailing List" <chuck-users at lists.cs.princeton.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 10:45 AM
> Subject: Re: [chuck-users] blind user
>>> think the easiest way to architect this would be:
>>> - build a way of binding chuck classes / objects to gui
>>> - define exactly what can be exposed and thus manipulated via the gui
>>> (efrrably in code)
>> I don't have much of a comp sci background, but I think that the model
>> of one class (for example, SynthControl) being the gui for another
>> (SynthSounds) is a standard model. The issue with chuck is just that
>> the gui only exists on OSX, and even then it's just a couple of
>> buttons and sliders, so there's not much of an impetus for all the
>> linux users (who, let's admit, are probably the hardcore open source
>> devs among us) to work on extending the gui.
>> I can't quite tell if you like PD / Max or not--if you do, have you
>> looked into Brad Garton's chuck~ object for OSX? It's here:
>> I sporadically worked on making this into a dylib for use with an
>> Objective-C based GUI, but I lost interest shortly after I got it
>> working, because I don't know much about programming and couldn't
>> figure out how to expose chuck's variables to the outside world.
>> Anyway, on a philosophical note, I think chuck is elegant. I like the
>> way that the text-based, algorithmic focus reduces the "tactile"
>> nature of Max and causes me to think in structural terms. Ironically,
>> Max now seems like it's capitalizing more on the post-Buchla
>> sentiment, and ChucK is coming from the post-Bell Labs ideal. But
>> that's another discussion.
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