Introduction to JITTER: Visual Media in Max/MSP

Instructor: Perry Hoberman

4 sessions

Thursday June 18
Tuesday June 23
Thursday June 25
Tuesday June 30

All classes 7-10pm

Sorry, this class is SOLD OUT. Email to get on the waitlist for a future session.

Non-members : $250

Members receive a discount on all class fees — you can become one here!

Members : $225

Max/MSP/Jitter is an object-oriented graphical programming environment designed for music, signal processing, and multimedia. Max has been in use worldwide for nearly two decades by performers, composers, artists, teachers, and students. It’s extremely flexible and powerful, but it’s easy for non-programmers to learn, and it’s also remarkably modular and extensible. It’s cross-platform. It’s especially good for iterative experimentation. If you can imagine it, you can almost certainly build it in Max.

Jitter is the visual media portion of Max/MSP/Jitter – it’s a set of matrix data processing objects optimized for images, video and 3D graphics. Built around QuickTime (video) and OpenGL (hardware-accelerated 3D graphics), Jitter lets you turn data into images into video into audio into 3D objects – or any combination thereof. The workshop will begin with a quick introduction to Max/MSP/Jitter, followed by in-depth explorations of Jitter’s extensive toolset for live and recorded video, image processing and 3D graphics. Even if you’ve never used Max/MSP/Jitter before – even if you’ve never programmed anything in your life – you’ll be up to speed in no time.

What you’ll need

-computer (laptops are nice)
-Max/MSP (30 day demo or 90-day license available from