Paul the Drawing Robot is, like its name suggests, a robot that draws. Not just some random stuff but a portrait of the person sitting in front of him. This project is part of the Aikon research project, headed by Patrick Tresset at Goldsmiths College in London.
About time someone did this.
Hello World! Processing is a documentary on creative coding that explores the role that ideas such as process, experimentation and algorithm play in this creative field featuring artists, designers and code enthusiasts. Based on a series of interviews to some of the leading figures of the Processing open programming platform community, the documentary is built itself as a continuous stream of archived references, projects and concepts shared by this community.
It is the first chapter of a documentary series on three programming languages -Processing, Open Frameworks and Pure data- that have increased the role of coding in the practice of artists, designers and creators around the world. The series explores the creative possibilities expanded by these open source tools and the importance of their growing online communities.
Baroque.me (2011) by Alexander Chen. Video capture. baroque.me visualizes the first Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suites. Using the math behind string length and pitch, it came from a simple idea: what if all the notes were drawn as strings? Instead of a stream of classical notation on a page, this interactive project highlights the music’s underlying structure and subtle shifts.
On first impression, I thought that songbird was one of those mtv with beautiful everything. But looking through their website, I quickly realized that it was more than that. It turns out that Song Bird is an official project set to premiere in the Singapore Arts Festival. Here’s a quick introduction to this project :
Codeable Objects is a library for Processing that enables novice coders, designers and artists to rapidly design, customize and construct artifacts using geometric computation and digital fabrication. (more…)
Invisible City is a result of a workshop in The Master of Advanced Studies in CAAD at ETH in Zurich, not much information is given on this but it is probably a processing workshop that looks at generative processes in architecture/urbanism.
This particular work looks at a generative approach in city planning and it does seem really interesting to me.
Alvin Chua a.k.a Alvin.C is a creative technologist and PhD student at KU Leuven, Belgium. Interestingly, we went to the same schools (Temasek Design School, Interactive Media Design and Lasalle College of the Arts, Interactive Arts) and the same courses. Being one of the rare few who managed to make the transition from designer to creative programmer, researcher in singapore, I invited him to share his experiences with us.
Found a really interesting work done by Michael Takezo Chinen that sonifies other programs by attaching to them fetching memory, current cpu opcodes and call stacks.It can also ‘playback’ blocks of memory and control the speed of the program being attached to.