Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

🎵 Velocities 2 in West Philly

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poster with a colorful illustration of a movie theater with a disco ball emerging from the roof. The text reads "Meantime / now playing / Velocities 2 / Saturday, Sap 16 12–9 p.m. / Electronic Tonalities / Light + Sound! / The Leader Theater / FREE! / 4102 Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia, PA / Food trucks / Video Art / Now and Then Marketplace / Workshops" THe following logos appear at the bottom right: Sound Museum Collective, Iffy Books, Meantime, Now + Then Marketplace

We’ll be tabling and running a workshop at VELOCITIES 2 on Saturday, September 16th, presented by Meantime. The event will be at the Leader Theater in West Philly (4102 Lancaster Avenue). It’s free! We’ll be there 12–6 p.m., with performances continuing until 9.

➡️ Get a free ticket for the festival

From noon to 2 p.m. we’re running a free workshop called Store data on a cassette tape & play it back!

In this workshop you’ll convert text data into audio using the program minimodem, then record the audio to a cassette tape. Then you’ll use minimodem to play back your text onscreen in real time. We’ll provide computers and tape decks, and everyone who participates will get a couple free cassette tapes.

We’ll also teach you to experiment with different bit rates and encoding formats. We’ve been using Bell 202-style ASCII encoding at 100 baud (bits per second) because it works reliably and plays back at a comfortable reading speed. Using these encoding settings, a 60-minute cassette tape can store ~34 KB of data.

If you want to record a specific text file to a cassette tape, we recommend bringing it on a USB drive. We can’t guarantee we’ll have internet access on the day of the event.

Register for our workshop at noon:


Photo of an audio cassette player attached to a computer, with the play button pressed down. Onscreen is an excerpt from Moby Dick, with a paragraph beginning, "But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture of three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast."


September 16
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Leader Theater
4102 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States