Workshop 1: A Patient Introduction to Processing for Total Beginners, Part 1. Sat, March 7, 10am-1pm.
Workshop 2: A Patient Introduction to Processing for Total Beginners, Part 2. Sat, March 7, 2pm-5pm.
Lecture, Sunday March 8, afternoon session.
Exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, ongoing.
Casey Reas is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA. His classes provide a foundation for thinking about software as a dynamic visual medium and set a structure for inquiry into synthesis of culture, technology, and aesthetics. With Ben Fry, Reas initiated Processing.org in 2001. Processing is an open source programming language and environment for creating images, animation, and interaction. In September 2007, they published Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists, a comprehensive introduction to programming within the context of visual media (MIT Press). Reas’ essays have appeared in the books Network Practices (Princeton Architectural Press), Aesthetic Computing (MIT Press), Code: The Language of Our Time (Hatje Cantz), and the Programming Cultures issue of Architectural Design (Wiley).