[Beginner] Create generative art with Processing

  • May 10, 2014 · 2:00 PM
  • Hackerspace Brussels

Processing is a set of tools, including a programming language, designed to facilitate the use of software within the visual arts, and to promote visual representations within technology. Processing is focused on making digital creation simple and fun, with an emphasis on visuals and interactions. This makes it particularly fitted for makers, designers and visual artists.

Whether you plan to create an artistic installation, an original Android App or simply to learn how to code, Processing is one of the best resources available. It is used by tens of thousands of students, artists/designers, researchers, and hobbyists worldwide.

After discovering the Processing environment, we will discover what generative art is and get our hands dirty. While we will have material to guide you as for every OTS workshop, we will try our best to let you free to explore personal direction within this frame. This workshop is not only about learning technical stuff, but also about expressing your creativity through technology and sharing your realizations.

During this workshop, you will learn the basics of programming, how to use Processing and its development environment (IDE) to create visual effects that people can interact with. By the end of the workshop, we hope to make you autonomous with Processing so you can start your own projects.


1) Bring your laptop (Windows, Mac or Linux, no problem)

2) Optional: Download and set up Processing on your machine.

Note: If you don’t have a laptop, warn us in advance so we can bring one for you.

Lead coach: Roman

Coach: In progress (tell us if you're interested in coaching!)

Materials: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUk5zjtTrIiEcwbJ_e-PCi9zVOy7kTtqRNGFWZ7koSk

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  • Valentin

    Thanks a lot for this great course! I hope we will be able to continue with a learners' group.

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • natacha r.

    amazing great course mateial very thorough super follow up, hence I managed to understand far more than what I though I could.

    1 · May 11, 2014

    • Roman M.

      Great, I'm happy you enjoyed it :) We're here for that, making complicated stuff easy!

      May 12, 2014

  • Marcus

    Very nice place and interesting people. It would be nice to create a learners' group around Processing, as suggested by Roman.

    1 · May 11, 2014

    • Roman M.

      Thank you :) I'm finishing right now the templates for the new materials (you're in for a treat!) and then I'll try to see where, when & how could be organised those learner's meetups. I'll keep you posted.

      May 11, 2014

  • beeeeber

    was very nice ! Nice peoples, place & goals ! Keep it up !

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Marcus

    Oui, s'il n'y a pas de lieu disponible.

    May 4, 2014

    • Roman M.

      On devrait normalement le faire au Hacker space, c'est juste en confirmation. N'hésite pas à m'envoyer un message pour me parler de ce lieu, on est toujours intéressé d'en découvrir de nouveaux.

      May 5, 2014

  • Marcus

    Si c'est un petit groupe (10 - 12 max) j'ai une idée mais qui demande des autorisations préalables.

    May 3, 2014

    • Roman M.

      Une idée pour quoi, pour héberger le workshop ?

      May 4, 2014

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