Creative Coding with Processing: a 3-part Series
NOTE: This is a three-part workshop, taking place on the evenings of August 8, 15, and 22. Registering and paying here will register you for all three. The lessons are cumulative.
What is Processing?
Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community. Put simply, it's a fantastic tool that allows artists, designers, and people previously without programming experience to create sophisticated applications. What kind of applications? You name it: generative images, interactive video, emergent behaviour... it's easier to see for yourself at the exhibition page on Processing.org or at openprocessing.org .
Things like this interactive doodle by Kyle McDonald:
It's designed to be easy to learn, and the language is almost endlessly versatile thanks to additional code libraries contributed by Processing's enthusiastic and helpful community.
About the workshop:
Over three sessions, we'll introduce you to Processing, and get you creating your own program sketches. We'll touch topics that deal with images, interactivity, and manipulating data.
This workshop is designed for those with little or no programming experience.
Do I need Prior Experience?
What do I need to bring?
Bring a laptop computer. Download and install the latest version of Processing before coming in. It's free and easy to install. Get it here: https://processing.org/download/
If you have any problem downloading or installing, just come in early and we'll help you out.
Can't bring a laptop? No problem. Let us know ahead of time and we'll arrange a loaner.
About the instructor:
ALEX GEDDIE is a Toronto new media artist, computer musician, technologist and huge nerd. He has exhibited his installation works and performed in Canada, France, Belgium, Germany and Taiwan. He studied at Ryerson, OCAD and Le Fresnoy, and is a technology instructor at Ryerson University and Sheridan College.