Welcome to the Sources page. Here you will find a growing number of sources to inspire you. Some of them have a direct relationship with the Coded Matter(s) series. Others are harvested from the web or shared with us. Included are excerpts from presentations, pieces of code, books, interviews, video’s of lectures and more. If you would like to add something to this page, please let us know.

The Many Promises of Blockchain

27/06/16

By Max Dovey

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The Earth (for the Posthuman Glossary)

21/03/16

Jussi Parikka is a writer, media theorist and professor in technological culture & aesthetics at Winchester School of Art …

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The History of Fractal Art

07/03/16

Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as …

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Fractal Tutorials

07/03/16

By Julius Horsthuis

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Mandelbulb3d

07/03/16

Open Source Fractal Software

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Gravitational Waves & Exoplanets

07/03/16

Composer Arthur Jeffes and creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast have been working with two astrophysicists Samaya Nissanke (Excellence Fellow, Univ. …

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In the Eyes of the Animal

07/03/16

Marshmellow Laser Feast (MLF) virtualise a forest through the eyes of its creatures

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After the Sharing Economy

18/02/16

Audio archive from a panel with Vinay Gupta, Francesca Pick, Denis Rojo aka Jaromil and Ben Vickers. Part of …

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Forget Bitcoin

18/02/16

What is the blockchain and why should you care?

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The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment

05/02/16

by Mike Hearn

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10 BITCOIN myths

05/02/16

By Eduard de Jong, Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens

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Programmable Blockchains in Context

05/02/16

by Vinay Gupta

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Lecture by Vinay Gupta at V2

24/12/15

During the opening event of Data in the 21st Century on December 19, 2015, Vinay Gupta gave a lecture at V2, …

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Live Visuals, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 19 Issue 3

22/12/15

This LEA volume presents a series of seminal papers in the fi•eld, off–ering the reader a new perspective on …

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It’s Official: AIs are now re-writing history

04/09/15

“It’s a nice picture, a sweet moment with my wife, taken by my father-in-law, in a Normandy bistro. There’s …

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Flash crashes. Glitches in the trading system

04/09/15

An article on We Make Money Not Art about RYBN‘s trading algorithms, which also featured in Coded Matter(s) #10: …

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Top 10 data mining algorithms in plain English

04/09/15

An article on rayli.net detailing 10 common data mining algoithms. Be forewarned, your definition of ‘plain English’ may vary.

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The Violence of Algorithms: Why Big Data Is Only as Smart as Those Who Generate It

04/09/15

Written by Taylor Owen for Foreign Affairs, published by the American Council on Foreign Relations.

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Algorithmic traders invade $42 trillion bond futures market

04/09/15

Written by Jonathan Shapiro for The Sydney Morning Herald. Photo: Getty Images.

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The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

04/09/15

An introduction to (the evils of) high-frequency trading. Written by Brett Scott.

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Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test

17/08/15

Our popular conception of artificial intelligence is distorted by an anthropocentric fallacy. An article by Benjamin Bratton published in …

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A History of Algorithms

14/08/15

A History of Algorithms: From the Pebble to the Microchip (1999) A source book for the history of mathematics, …

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Code is Not Literature

10/07/15

writer turned programmer turned writer, Peter Seibel, explains how a 19th century naturalist approach works to understand the way …

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Demystifying the Algorithm: Who Designs Your Life?

10/07/15

Bits of Freedom director Hans de Zwart explains how technology problems are always people problems. Technology = politics.

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Steven Puttemans’ Code

02/06/15

The code of Steven Puttemans connected to the Embedded Artificially intelligent VISion Engineering researchgroup at the KU Leuven

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Digital Light – Sean Cubitt, Daniel Palmer and Nathaniel Tkacz (eds.)

12/04/15

Light symbolises the highest good, it enables all visual art, and today it lies at the heart of billion-dollar …

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PROJECTOR HACKING notes STRP

11/04/15

The “Black and Bright” projector hack removes the colour filters from a low cost video projector to double the …

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CAN: ‘Assembly’ by Kimchi and Chips

11/04/15

A hemisphere of 5,500 white blocks occupies the air, each hanging from above in a pattern which repeats in …

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CAN: Lunar Surface – Drawing digital mass in physical space

11/04/15

Created by Seoul based art and design studio Kimchi and Chips, Lunar Surface is the latest in the series …

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INST-INT 2013: Elliot Woods

11/04/15

Digital Emulsion: Articulating Form in Physical Space – Code has become the principal constructive material of our society, causing …

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Resolution Disputes: A Conversation Between Rosa Menkman and Daniel Rourke

11/04/15

In the lead-up to her solo show, institutions of Resolution Disputes , at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, Daniel Rourke caught up …

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School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe

30/09/14

School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe is an organisation, based in Berlin, dedicated to the imaginative and non-sensical exploration of art and technology. We’re passionate about interactivity …

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Wavepot

30/09/14

Wavepot is a web-based, live coding, digital audio workstation.

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Journal of Peer Production

23/05/14

The Journal of Peer Production seeks high-quality contributions from researchers and practitioners of peer production. We understand peer production …

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A peer-reviewed journal about // (APRJA)

23/05/14

“A peer-reviewed journal about //” (APRJA) is an open-access research journal that addresses the ever-shifting thematic frameworks of digital …

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Journal for Artistic Research

23/05/14

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication …

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What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design

23/05/14

Our modern society is flooded with all sorts of devices: TV sets, automobiles, microwaves, mobile phones. How are all …

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Marshall Mcluhan: The medium is the message

22/05/14

Herbert Marshall Mcluhan (*1911 – +1979) lecture recorded by ABC Radio National Network on 27 June 1979 in Australia.

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The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities

22/05/14

The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities explores the use of multiple simultaneous realities as a medium in contemporary …

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RISR

11/05/14

RISR is a wearable sensor network that teaches you how to improve your body language through vibration feedback.  

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A New Way To Hear Music

11/05/14

These clear headphones, designed by Renaud Defrancesco, are using speakers that project sounds into the ears.

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What is the question to which Live Coding is the answer?

31/03/14

This is the text of Marcel Wierckx keynote speech at the Algorave symposium held at STEIM in Amsterdam on …

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Simon Geilfus Github Repository

20/02/14

Find awesome pieces of code at Simon Geilfus’ Github repository.

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Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852)

18/02/14

Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) is often referred to as the world’s first computer programmer.

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The Quietus Essay: Radical Computer Music

18/02/14

How might electronic music sound in a post human future? Robert Barry enlists the help of Holly Herndon, James …

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Max Cooper on the 4D Soundsystem

18/02/14

Producer Max Cooper shares his work with the 4D sound system, an immersive environment that allows producers to move …

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Interview Murcof & Geilfus about immersing the audience (2012)

18/02/14

During the live performance of Murcof + Simon Geilfus a giant transparent fabric screen will stand between the artists …

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Matthijs Munnik on Lightscape (2012)

18/02/14

Matthijs Munnik presents his graduation project Citadels: Lightscape as part of V2_’s Test_Lab: The Graduatoin Edition 2012 at July …

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Paelodictyon: Software and Inspiration by Simon Geilfus

18/02/14

This is an article about the creative process behind Paelodictyon, a site specific installation by Simon Geilfus.

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Vice: ‘ALGORAVE’ is the future of dance music

18/02/14

It turns out there’s a whole musical subculture based around watching people who love computers create dance music with …

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Algorave on Dutch NOS television

18/02/14

Making music with live coding: that’s Algorave. Algoraver Alex McLean from England performs under the name Yaxu.

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The Guardian: NSA Files Decoded

08/02/14

What the revelations mean for you.

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What on earth is livecoding?

07/02/14

Alex McLean is a programmer and live coder. He performs with a livecoding band called Slub and tours with …

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Peter Kirn: How Music Can Predict the Human/Machine Future

06/02/14

From HAL to Wiimotes and Kinect, musicians have predicted the future of machine/human interaction. Because music connects with time, …

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Interview with Jarrett Smith & Ben Voigt (TouchDesigner)

06/02/14

Our passion for music electronic music and performing live visuals alongside musicians and DJs was the inspiration.

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TouchDesigner by Derivative

06/02/14

TouchDesigner is a visual development platform that equips you with the tools you need to create stunning realtime projects …

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DevArt: Google’s ambitious project

06/02/14

Your work could be at the heart of one of the largest digital art exhibitions the world has ever …

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Matter of Sound by Fredrik Skåtar

15/01/14

“Matter of Sound” is an artistic project by Fredrik Skåtar aiming at visualizing sounds, audible and inaudible, focusing on …

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Robert Henke on Programming

15/01/14

Three laser beams cut through the room and form geometrical shapes – floating, ephemeral, divided by frequencies. Robert Henke …

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Matter over mind, mind over matter

01/12/13

Lecture by Dr. Ann-Sophie Lehmann at the University of Utrecht September 24, 2012

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Captives – CG Geological Formations

01/12/13

Captives is an ongoing series of digital and physical sculptures by Quayola and a contemporary homage to Michelangelo’s unfinished …

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Digital Material

27/11/13

Three decades of societal and cultural alignment of new media have yielded a host of innovations, trials, and problems, …

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Coded Landscapes – Interview ANF

26/11/13

LEAP interview about Coded Landscapes: a joint solo show from New York-based artist, Charlotte Becket and Berlin based Andreas …

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Code.org

18/11/13

Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing …

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Is Code the Most Important Language in the World?

13/11/13

Coders have become the gatekeepers of how our culture uses technology. Because of this, many people now preach that …

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The Philosophy of Software: Code and Mediation in the Digital Age

12/11/13

The Philosophy of Software by theorist David M. Berry is a critical introduction to the subject of code and …

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Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital

12/11/13

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital examines the increasingly important role of digital fabrication in contemporary art, design, and …

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Life in Code and Software

09/11/13

Life in Code and Software (edited by David M. Berry) introduces and explores the way in which code and software …

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Dataisnature

24/10/13

Interrelationships between natural processes, computational systems and procedural-based art practices Dataisnature came into being in October 2004 initially collecting …

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www.florito.net

13/10/13

This is the repository of processing applets created by Marcus Graf. Please make sure you have java installed on …

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Show Us Your Screens

27/09/13

A Documentary about live coding practice by Louis McCallum and Davy Smith.

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Software Takes Command

26/09/13

Lev Manovich is the first to offer a rigorous theory of the technology we all use daily – software …

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Codeacademy.com

25/09/13

Learn to code interactively, for free.

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Shadertoy.com

25/09/13

Build and Share your best shaders with the world and get Inspired

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CDM: Create Digital Music/Motion/Noise Pages

25/09/13

Home of createdigitalmusic.com, createdigitalmotion.com, and the DIY music and visual community of noisepages.com. Bleeding-edge and just on-the-edge technology for …

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Raspberry Pi

25/09/13

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable …

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Pure Data

25/09/13

Pure Data (aka Pd) is an open source visual programming language. Pd enables musicians, visual artists, performers, researchers, and …

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Supercollider

25/09/13

SuperCollider is an environment and programming language for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. It provides an interpreted …

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MAX

25/09/13

Max gives you all the tools to create your own music, sound, video, and interactive media applications. You can …

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VVVV – a multipurpose toolkit

25/09/13

vvvv is a hybrid graphical/textual programming environment for easy prototyping and development. It is designed to facilitate the handling …

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ComputeMusic(now): Andrew Sorensen at TEDxQUT

25/09/13

Andrew Sorensen is an artist-programmer, whose interests lie at the intersection of computer science and creative practice. Andrew is …

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Geographic Applications

Computational Culture a journal of software studies

24/09/13

Computational Culture is an online open-access peer-reviewed journal of inter-disciplinary enquiry into the nature of cultural computational objects, practices, processes …

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Interview Driessens & Verstappen

19/09/13

The Amsterdam based artist couple Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen have worked together since 1990. They jointly developed a …

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Critical Engineering

The Critical Engineering Manifesto

12/09/13

The Critical Engineer considers Engineering to be the most transformative language of our time, shaping the way we move, …

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Dedalo by Quayola & Sinigaglia

06/09/13

Dedalo by Quayola & Sinigaglia is a collection of custom developed vvvv engines to generate, exchange and map data …

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Creative coding: coding as artistic tool

04/09/13

Dutch only: Met de opkomst van creative coding, een verzamelnaam voor schetsmatige, versimpelde of visuele programmeeromgevingen, is het werken …

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Wired: Hacking meets clubbing with the ‘algorave’

04/09/13

Complex rhythms emerge, fall away, then come back stronger, energising the crowd. Cárdenas is completely lost in the music. …

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Algorave: coding & clubbing, surely not?

04/09/13

Events like Algorave highlight that by making more people creators through programming, we don’t just get new technical creations, …

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Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age

26/08/13

Best-selling author and technology visionary Douglas Rushkoff offers his insights and perspectives on humanity’s role in the bright new …

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Arduino

19/08/13

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, …

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Creative Applications

19/08/13

CreativeApplications.Net reports innovation and catalogues projects, tools and platforms at the intersection of art, media and technology.

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Cinder is a community-developed, free and open source library for professional-quality creative coding in C++. http://libcinder.org/

Cinder

19/08/13

Cinder is a community-developed, free and open source library for professional-quality creative coding in C++.

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Organic Forms and Digital Visions. Interview Sougwen Chung

07/08/13

Sougwen Chung is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores transitional edges; where the mark-made-by-hand meets the mark-made-by-machine.

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openFrameworks

04/08/13

openFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive …

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New Aesthetic, New Anxieties

04/08/13

New Aesthetic New Anxieties is the result of a five day Book Sprint organized by Michelle Kasprzak and led by Adam …

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Processing

Processing

04/08/13

Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the …

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The Art of Creative Coding

04/08/13

Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, …

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Mapping the Beginnings of Computer-generated Art in the Netherlands

04/08/13

This paper (Darko Fritz, 2011) presents a mapping of the field within interdisciplinary research that encompasses fine arts, music, …

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A Touch Of Code

A Touch Of Code

04/08/13

Innovative designers are creating compelling atmospheres and interactive experiences by merging hardware and software with architecture and design.

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HOLO Magazine Preorder

04/08/13

A semiannual periodical exploring the creative intersection of art, science and technology, HOLO gets up close.

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Sketchpad

Studio Sketchpad

18/07/13

Studio Sketchpad aims to be an open studio for individuals learning how to sketch beautiful code on the web …

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Processing.js

18/07/13

Processing.js is the sister project of the popular Processing visual programming language, designed for the web. Processing.js makes your …

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School For Poetic Computation

School For Poetic Computation

15/07/13

Where would you go to learn creative coding? The recently set up School For Poetic Computation in New York.

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Book & Software: Prototyping Interfaces with VVVV

15/07/13

Not too long ago, the outcomes of a design process used to be in the form of a static …

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Nature of Code

15/07/13

How can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? How can understanding the mathematical …

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NODE13 – Forum for Digital Arts, Documentary

15/07/13

NODE is a biannual reunion of vvvv developers, users, artists and activists. It is an international platform, with talks, …

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Sense/Stage

15/07/13

Research-creation project to develop small, low cost and low power wireless sensor hardware together with software infrastructure, specifically for …

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Hello World! Processing

15/07/13

Hello World! Processing is a documentary on creative coding that explores the role that ideas such as process, experimentation …

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Clouds: Beta

15/07/13

Clouds is a computational documentary featuring hackers and media artists in dialogue about code, culture and the future of …

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Casey Reas at Resonate 2013

Lecture Casey Reas: The Soft Studio – at Resonate

15/07/13

Casey Reas is an artist and educator based in Los Angeles. He has exhibited, screened, and performed his work …

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