Introduction to Processing: Programming Fundamentals
with Raphael Arar
Date & Time
December 3, 2013, 7pm–10pm
December 4, 2013, 7pm–10pm
Machine Project
$85 for members
$95 for non-members

Raphael Arar will teach the fundamentals of programming in a visual context using the Processing programming language/development environment. The workshop will teach programming basics to attendees while branching on concepts in visual art, design and interactivity.

We’ll cover the basics of programming (variables, control structures, loops, etc.) with a focus on interactivity (user input through mouse, keyboard). Class one will cover the basics of programming with some visual examples while class two will focus on additional techniques for graphics programming and basic animation techniques.

Basic computing skills and a laptop with a free download of Processing are all that’s required.

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 www.processing.org.

Raphael Arar is an artist whose work seeks to trace the trajectories of interpersonal and intrapersonal interaction in light of progress. These works manifest themselves in a variety of forms encompassing a synthesis of nostalgia and novelty often informed by scientific systems and humanistic research. His work has been shown at museums, conferences, festivals and galleries internationally. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.