[dorkbotnyc-blabber] [dorkbot nyc] Processing workshop in Brooklyn
wmacfarl at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 13:45:41 EST 2009
Hey folks. I'm running a Processing workshop in Brooklyn later this
month, and still have some open slots. Dollars from the workshop
will go in part towards starting a drop-in afterschool hackerspace for
kids, so, you know, a good cause.
Standard invitation/announcement pasted below:
The Parts and Crafts Collective will host a small, 2-day, intensive
workshop in Brooklyn on computer programming for interactive art and
computational design using the Processing programming language on
November 21st and 22nd from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Processing is a programming language and environment built for the
media arts and design communities. It is created to teach fundamentals
of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a
software sketchbook. It is used by students, artists, designers,
architects, and researchers for learning, prototyping, and production.
More information on Processing can be found at www.processing.org.
The workshop will function primarily as an introduction to programming
concepts for artists and designers who have little to no programming
experience. On the first day we will step through many of the
fundamental concepts of programming and computation: variables,
logical control structures (loops, conditionals), functions, and
objects, by playing with and modifying a series of interesting and fun
example programs. During day two we'll learn a bit about the
wide-variety of resources for learning, creating, and sharing projects
in the Processing world, some of the common basic algorithms for
generative/computational design, and run through the iterative process
of hacking together an interesting sketch -- designing, programming,
playing with, and modifying a small piece of software.
Coffee and a homecooked and reasonably healthy vegan lunch will be
provided on both workshop days. Let us know ahead of time if you have
particular dietary preferences/requirements and we'll do our best to
The suggested donation for the workshop is $50. All of the events,
classes, and workshops hosted and run by the Parts and Crafts
Collective are free, or operate on a sliding-scale. Donations greater
than the suggested amount are deeply appreciated and help us create
our projects and run our programs and allow us to work with people who
could not otherwise afford to come to our events. No one will be
turned away based on their lack of ability to pay.
For more information, or to register, visit
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/464394015 or send an email to
partsandcrafts at gmail.com
Will Macfarlane hacks Processing for MOS -- www.mos-office.net -- a
small, experimental, architecture firm. His work with MOS has been
shown at the Baltic Museum and the List Visual Arts Center. In
addition to his architecture work he teaches hacker/tinkerer/maker
skills to kids, artists, and the rest of us, with the Parts and Crafts
Collective -- www.partsandcrafts.org.
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