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Processing

Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. Initially developed to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing also has evolved into a tool for generating finished professional work. Today, there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production. More Info

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22/07/2014 / Featured, Processing, Tutorials

In this tutorial we will show you how to explore the creative possibilities of typography with code. Using the programming environment Processing, we will be going through a wide variety of techniques and algorithms. These code examples all have one ...
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Every once in a while a project comes along that will change how we think, discuss and produce digital art. It's impact derives not so much from features or execution, but from the foresight of the ingenious minds behind them. One such mind is Yugo Nakamura, ...
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25/06/2014 / Processing

Created by Sures Kumar at the RCA Design Interactions, ‘Beyond Blood’ is a project that imagines a legal system where algorithms take over the inheritance process where the deceased has not left a will and the state has to distribute ...
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13/06/2014 / Processing

Created by Joseph Gray, Infinite Sunset uses simple graphical elements to visually describe a sunset seascape ever changing in its sameness. The piece was created to be viewed with various devices/contexts as a sort of digital replacement for the introspective act ...
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27/05/2014 / Processing

Created by Andreas Gysin in collaboration with Sidi Vanetti, Fari is a kinetic installation created with an array of moving light heads. The array is displayed in a geometric configuration, a circle and programmed as a choreography. The light shutter is opened with parsimony as the focus is ...
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21/03/2014 / Processing

Created by Lafkon duo consisting of Benjamin Stephan and Christoph Haag, etcpp is an animation created using Processing and a Pen Plotter where animation frames are drawn into various granular matter. The project started during a pitch for collaborative animation project and ...
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10/03/2014 / Arduino, Processing

Created by Seoul based artist Teo Park, "May the Force be With You" is a kinetic installation that invites visitors to interact with an interactive water tank. The tank uses gravitational force driven by the position of the viewer's hand ...
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20/02/2014 / Arduino, Processing, Sound

Created by Felix Faire and on display at the Royal Academy in London for "Sensing Spaces" Friday Late event tomorrow (21st Feb), Contact is an acoustic research project that turns any hard surface into an interface. The project is part of work in progress ...
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17/02/2014 / Processing

For about a year now generative artist Lia has been exploring 3d printing by analysing filament and the movements of the printhead. Rather than just having 3d models printed out, Lia has been interested in the possibilities of the process by defining ...
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12/02/2014 / MaxMSP, Processing

Created by Hyun Ju Song and Mi Lyoung Bae, The Moment is an exploration of language, how the meaning is formed from words. Hyun Ju Song describes a situation when people face an absurd situation in Korea, they say "It ...
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27/01/2014 / Cinder, Processing

Back in 2012 Nicolas Ménard created a project with the idea to design a book on the topic of colour, using a random process that generated abstract forms. Starting with colorimetric system, the process turns data functions into visual equivalents ...
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02/01/2014 / Javascript, Processing, WebApp

Created by Sures Kumar, Pro-Folio is a portfolio website built from fictional identities of artists and designers. The project is a response to the "Scientific Hoax" brief at the RCA Design Interactions and theoretically can generate up to 690,903,803 trillion ...
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02/01/2014 / Processing

Created by Madeline Gannon, a doctoral student studying generative fabrication and computational design in the CMU School of Architecture, Reverberating Across the Divide project aims to reconnect digital and physical contexts through a custom chronomorphologic modeling environment. The process includes a ...
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02/01/2014 / Processing

Created by RMBit, Chinese live performance collective, code: e is their latest instalment for the Media Arts Festival in Hangzhou, performed in December 2013. Composed using Processing, the piece is a hybrid between realtime debug-view and animation. Camera orbits about engine ...
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05/12/2013 / Processing

Earlier this year Onformative were invited by Deutsche Telekom to design the Gallery-Wall of their Flagship Store in Berlin Mitte. Since the 4010-Store uses their Facebook page as a way of communicating with their customers, Onformative's idea was to bring that online ...
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06/11/2013 / Processing

Created by Miles Peyton, first year student at the Carnegie Mellon University, Keyfleas is an experiment in interactive augmented projection. Inspired by the work of Chris Sugrue where light bugs crawl out of the screen and onto the viewer’s hand, ...
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28/10/2013 / Processing

Created by the Weimar based collective weAREmedienkuenstler, Rock Paper Scissors is a game played between two computers. Like in the classic game, each computer runs its own random algorithm, choosing one of the three possible items. Connected by an ethernet cable, each computer plays its ...
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Benedikt Groß's work is frequently noted here on CAN, so far in 2013 we've posted three of his projects. Since executing his inventive Avena+ Test Bed, which 'programmed' the biodiversity of a South German agricultural plot, he's teamed up with an American cartographer ...
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10/10/2013 / Arduino, Processing

Created by London based experimental architecture and design studio Minimaforms, this project is speculative life-like robotic environment that raises questions of how future environments could actively enable new forms of communication with the everyday. The artificial intelligent creatures have been ...
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23/09/2013 / Arduino, Processing, Sound

[caption id="attachment_38720" align="alignnone" width="640"] All three devices together[/caption] Created by Luisa Pereira, The Well–Sequenced Synthesizer is a series of sequencers -- physical interfaces to play with musical rules. It consists of The Counterpointer, a cross between an electronic arpeggiator and a baroque music rule ...
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12/09/2013 / Processing

Created by Stefan Wagner, an interaction and motion designer based in Würzburg-Germany, Generating Utopia is a realtime visualisation of social location data. The project explores questions of what human habitats could look like if it was possible to transform them ...
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30/08/2013 / iOS, Processing

Tracking your movements has always been a tricky affair. At first there was Google Latitude that worked o.k. and it synced with Google services where you could download your data as KML files which could then easily be imported into ...
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21/08/2013 / MaxMSP, Processing

Commissioned by Sonos, Light House is an interactive light and sound responsive installation created by NY's SoftLab that responds in real-time to Sonos components. The installation is constructed of a grid of 600 fluorescent light tubes at varying heights and lengths to create ...
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05/08/2013 / Processing

Back in february 2012 we wrote about Phillip Stearns and his methodology of using short circuited cameras to create glitch like blanket patterns. Since then, Phillip's work has not only been covered extensively in media but also exhibited around the ...
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04/08/2013 / Events, Processing

Currently on show at the ACME. gallery in Los Angeles is a piece by John Carpenter titled trailers_anemone - an interactive installation that explores fluid, undulating trails of light through time and space. Created in Processing, the trails define a constantly shifting space that ...
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Leap Motion has arrived and even though we have all heard about the difficulties and challenges of using Leap to for precise control, the device nonetheless has created a domain for interacting with digital in a refreshing new way. If ...
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When Studio Hands were contacted by the experimental music label Electric Deluxe to design merchandise for them, they knew they wanted to experiment combining analogue and digital sound techniques. Soundwaves see that music from the musician reaches the listener - team explains. They thought ...
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19/07/2013 / Members, Processing, Tutorials

The new release of Processing 2 has introduced many new great features, not just to the language but the IDE as well, I love the IDE improvements and it does exactly what is means to do, it is a sketch ...
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18/07/2013 / Processing

[caption id="attachment_37149" align="alignnone" width="640"] Black Swan, Portrait, Pigment Inkjet Print, 2013[/caption] Facial recognition software has been around for some time but like in the cases of  Cloud Face and Google Faces, the most interesting results come from when artists "misuse" algorithms to discover ...
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18/07/2013 / Processing

Following the recent clashes with 3D printers over IP concerns, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez chose to disguise his latest derivative of Mickey Mouse and to explore this smoothed 3D aesthetic that is counter to the popularity and push for highly detailed 3D printing. The ...
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