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a short workshop on coding art as part of the ADAF festival 2020
Sunday, 26 July, 2020, 17:00-20:00 (Europe/Amsterdam)

The workshop “Coding Art–Idea to Visuals” is based on the first part of the book “Coding Art” and will be taught through the Processing language and coding environment. The “Coding Art–Idea to Visuals” workshop is to show how participants can translate their ideas into simple visual elements, and then work with these elements creatively, by animating them in motions and interaction.

In this three-hour workshop for the ADAF festival, I will leave half an hour for a brief introduction of the Processing software and its general capabilities, creative (computational) techniques in general, and a four-step creative process from the “Coding Art” book. In this main part of the workshop, I will explain how to (1) draw visual elements in Processing, (2) shape up visual elements in static to animate and scale them, and finally (3) make the step to interaction as input for animating visual elements. With this step-by-step progression, the workshop participants can get hands-on experience with visual elements through creative exercises and personal explorations of animating visuals in motion and interaction. In the end, the workshop will give some time for participants to work out a small example in class and we will go through this example together and connect the example with the concluding workshop summary.

Eleven code examples featured in this workshop can be found:

Full workshop video can be found: