Matt Pearson, aka zenbullets has just hit “publish” on the last of 100 Abandoned Artworks, a library containing 100 Processing experiments dating back to 2008, most open source and available for download. This is a wonderful collection including some very elegant and visually stunning pieces. It is also a dialogue between Matt and his new book “Generative Art: a practical guide using Processing”, an exploration and discovery to what generative art is.
Generative Art is neither programming, nor art, in their conventional sense. It is both and neither of these things. Programming is an interface between man and machine; it is a clean, logical discipline, with clearly defined aims. Art is an emotional subject, highly subjective and defying definition. Generative Art is the meeting place between the two, it is the discipline of taking strict, cold logical processes and subverting them into creating illogical, unpredictable and expressive results…
We have been given early access PDF of the book as Matt is finishing the last chapters. You can also have it by leaving the comment below and we’ll pick one lucky winner later today. Alternatively, if this is not you, you can also get “early access” here.
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Posted on: 24/09/2010
Posted in: Processing