Exploration of Processing

We’re please to hosted what I hope is the first of many Processing related classes this Thursday April 7th at 8p.

Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions.

Jonathan Bobrow is an artist, designer, mathematician and graduate of UCLA’s Design | Media Arts department. We’re lucky to have him for this intro course before he leaves LA for NY to join Potion Design (working on interactive experiences). Processing has been Jonathan’s gateway into creative coding, language of choice for sketching ideas, and a great tool for installation art pieces. As a freelance artist, Jonathan displayed an interactive piece at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, helped other media artists through making tools for their artwork, and recreated OkGo’s WTF music video effect for everyone to use. I look forward to viewing firsthand his work, and more importantly the simplicity of Processing!

This introductory course has been designed for anyone with little or no software background. You need only bring:
-A curious mind
-A laptop w any OS (ideally, since this is a totally hands on workshop. Come w/o a laptop and we’ll try to stir one up.)
-A download of the free Processing at this link: http://processing.org/download/ (saves time)

If you have ideas of visual art you want to create with code, feel free to bring them and we’ll happily to discuss ways to approach them if they don’t become apparent during the workshop. If you don’t have any idea of what you would do with Processing, Awesome! You will have fun and I am sure have something in mind when you leave. Specifically we’ll learn everything in the context of a simple mirror application with some very cool effects. You’ll learn how to read in a video images, analyze the frames and redraw them anyway you please 🙂

Donations are welcomed, helpful, and necessary as CRASHSpace is entirely membership/donation funded and relies on your support to keep the doors open.

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