Summer, Jun 29th — Jul 10th, 9:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Bruce Donald Campbell
Faculty, Continuing Education - RISD, Providence, RI
Director, Watersheds Project, Providence, RI
The ability to visualize abstract concepts is made easier with digital tools, and one of the most versatile of these tools is the open-source program known as Processing. Initially developed to serve as a high tech sketchbook, Processing has evolved into a genuine medium for the delivery of creative content. A programming language at its core, it offers a practical environment for the creation of images, animations and interactive experiences. Free of cost, and even freer of difficulty, it also provides an introduction to computer programming basics that is ideal for the hands-on visual learner. As you learn, you become part of a broader community of artists, designers, scientists and other curious people using Processing for documentation, illustration, prototyping and production.
Applies to: AD-E, AN-E, DI-E, GR-E, VE-E, WE-E
Class participation - 20%
Homework exercises - 20%
Class project - 60%
getting started with processing
- Shapes (fill, stroke, ellipse, curve, quad, attributes, grayscale)
Week One Challenge: create a visual mode of transport using processing.
- Do the first homework set.
- Get active in the on-line Forums.
- Read the Welcome to Class document I've provided you.
- Read the Week 1 lecture support I provide you.
- Here's a locomotive train project from another class.
- Write a 500+ word essay on your current understanding of processing and what it will provide you as a tool.