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Processing A Programming Handbook

Processing: Creative Coding and Computational Art Foundation

Visualizing Data

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You may download data_visualization_lecture_notes.

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Nice event at MoMA

Sunday, February 12, 2012

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join us on Sunday afternoon in the new MoMA PS1 Performance Dome for a 5-hour open jam session with SHARE, a project that provides an open space for knowledge exchange and audio/visual performance. Visitors are encouraged to bring their audio and video gear, patch into an open audio-video mixing system, join in an open jam and form impromptu collaborations. The geodesic dome will be equipped with a 48 input multi-channel sound system and multiple video projectors. Please bring instruments to generate sound and light within the dome’s environment.

All instruments are welcome from guitars, flutes, and cellos to drum machines, laptops, video synths, mirrors, homemade electronics, and self-invented instruments. For best results be prepared to plug into VGA, composite video, or mono 1/4″ audio jacks. So bring that circuit-bent 16mm fish eye oscillated PCM multi-bit OSC time-stretched vibrating membranous string controller you’ve been working on so long, alone in your bedroom—and Share it with Long Island City.

Every Sunday between February 5 and May 13, 2012, the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome will house “Sunday Sessions,” featuring an amalgam of artistic programming-from light, sound, and music installations to lectures by world-renowned scholars and special performances. Various other galleries and rooms inside of the former schoolhouse will also be activated during these weekly sessions.

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You may download this PSD temp with 12, 16 or 24 column grids for your sketches…

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Another way of telling an interactive story with html5 and css.

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Lecture notes on Grid Systems and Baseline Rhythm.

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Here is first reading piece.

The Language of New Media

Lev Manovich is an author of new media books, professor of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, U.S. and European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where he teaches new media art and theory, software studies, and digital humanities. His best known book is The Language of New Media. According to two reviewers, this book offers “the first rigorous and far-reaching theorization of the subject” and “it places new media within the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan”.

In this 2001 book, The Language of New Media, Manovich describes the general principles underlying new media:

Numerical representation: new media objects exist as data
Modularity: the different elements of new media exist independently
Automation: new media objects can be created and modified automatically
Variability: new media objects exist in multiple versions
Transcoding: The logic of the computer influences how we understand and represent ourselves.

In Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort’s new media anthology, The New Media Reader, Lev Manovich wrote an introductory piece called “New Media from Borges to HTML”. You may also find this online at:

Annotation (400 to 1000 words) submission date is February 9, 2012 for Thursday and February 13, 2012 (morning) for Monday classes. Please submit in advance if you want your ideas to be discussed in class. You may post your annotation to your blog and send a short notification e-mail to me.

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re blogged from: Writing Excuses

Don’t you just hate it when things unfold out of order? Why do writers do that?

We explain why they do it, and how they do it, and then we discuss how to avoid some common mistakes. Non-linear storytelling is inherently risky, after all. Maybe not as risky as jumping ahead two episodes in a non-serial podcast schedule, but it’s still life on the edge.

Writing Prompt: Write a story about a flashback that is completely false…


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