over the last three years norns has grown beyond our earliest imaginings: all sorts of new functionality, expanded documentation, group tutorials and classes, weekly hangouts, and perhaps most notably a huge explosion of community-contributed scripts. script-making is also art-making, and the inspiring level of sharing has itself built a community.
last year we created the Library category here on lines to collect and discuss new projects: updates, documentation, exchanges between artist and author, artifacts created with the script— these all combine to create interwoven streams of text.
as the collection grew it became clear that a forum is not a perfect platform for cataloging and discovery. earlier on we began listing a handful of contributed scripts within the monome documentation as celebrated examples, but increasingly we’d like to emphasize that virtually all of these scripts are the work of the community itself.
so we (@dan_derks and i) decided to create a centralized place for community projects, and brought on some talent to help shape the vision. @tyleretters (who initiated the norns study group) added sharp visual styling and data design. @eigen (who launched the
awesome-monome-norns repository) created a dynamic discovery mechanism with tagging and gallery images. and importantly, over the last month we’ve been working with a crowd of script authors to populate the collection, gather insight, and make adjustments.
with deep gratitude for your continuing generosity, we present to you: norns.community
immediate contributions are encouraged. please let us know here if you need any assistance getting started, and we welcome your feedback.
the Library category on lines will absolutely continue to serve as the best place to announce and discuss projects. but the new community site will be an excellent place to host script documentation and a dedicated platform to explore the growing collection. as always, the monome docs will be where all of the tutorials, reference, and learning materials live.
together we will continue to evolve ++