I recently had a project featured at the Tyneside Cinema launch in Newcastle. The above video misspells my name, but otherwise documents the work quite nicely. There’s also a nice write-up at Create Digital Motion.
I recently had the true pleasure of spending a weekend with the creators of Processing, Casey Reas and Ben Fry, at Miami University. Ira Greenberg, the author of Processing: Creative Coding and Computational Art and newly minted shepherd of Processing hacks, organized the weekend and I am extremely grateful for being invited to tag along. I focused mostly on putting together a set of tutorials for the Processing web site, some adapted from my new book Learning Processing. The hope is to really flesh this section of the site out so if anyone has a tutorial they’d like to contribute, please feel free to write. We’ll be doing this again a few more times this year (perhaps even having a session at ITP!). I’m looking forward to many more wacky Processing adventures.
More at Casey’s blog:
Miami University is generously funding a series of Processing development workshops. The first workshop took place from 18 to 21 September. Ben Fry, Dan Shiffman, Ira Greenberg, and myself worked together to improve the examples, start a series of tutorials, and work through some conceptual issues related to adding a new PShape class. Additional topics included the future of Processingâ€™s libraries and other implementations of Processing (C++, Ruby, Python, etc.) Ira Greenberg, an associate professor at Miami and author of â€œProcessing: Creative Coding and Computational Artâ€, got this started and weâ€™re very grateful for the support of the Interactive Media Studies (IMS) program, directed by Glenn Platt. The next Oxford Project will take place from 20 to 23 November.
The first half of my new book Learning Processing follows a simple creature design through a life of programming fundamentals: pixels, shapes, variables, conditionals, loops, functions, objects, arrays. Now that the book is out, I’m pleased to see that Zoog has some friends to hang out with. Here is a selection of little alien beings from Introduction to Computational Media.
All hail Ficello, King of Cheese!
The Big Screens class has kicked off again for this semester. For all of you marking your calendars, the show will be Friday, Dec 12th, sometime in the evening. The students are proposing their project ideas today and tomorrow.
In preparation for the class, I’ve updated the library with new tutorials and downloads.
Next week we’ll be running our first tests of content on the wall. Stay tuned! (Photos below from our first visit to IAC on Sept 12th. They were nice enough to set up the giant lobby space as a classroom, complete with IAC paper and pencils.)