Intro to Processing

Instructor: Chandler McWilliams

Tuesday February 22nd, 2011
Thursday February 24th, 2011
Tuesday March 1st, 2011
Thursday March 3rd, 2011

All classes meet from 7-10pm





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Course Description: 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

What you’ll need:

computer (laptops are nice). Windows or OSX.

Each meeting will consist of a lecture and lab, with an emphasis on hands on programming.

Lesson 1: Introduction

The Processing Environment
Drawing to the Screen
Conditional Statements

Lesson 2: Interactivity I

Mouse and Keyboard Input
Control Blocks (for, while, etc.)

Lesson 3: Interactivity II

Event-driven Programs
Image Processing (Accessing the Pixel Buffer)
Arrays and Objects

Lesson 4: Advanced Topics

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