Sun, 1 December 2013
I begin this podcast describing Nathan Wolek as a "self-made person"; by that, I mean that he was a trained musician, but found computer music and programming to be the locale for his voice. So he put himself in positions to have to learn computer systems, computer programming (including C programming for the Max SDK) and other "difficult" processes to be able to extend both his work as well as the people that he was working with. The result is a variety of important creations, from the Granular Toolkit (something that I've used extensively) to the Jamoma project.
In addition to working on his own projects, he is also an active educator at the university level, and has recently been working with kids groups to teach creative coding in that environment. Nathan is an inspiration to me, and represents one of the futures of the tech-savvy artist.