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Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists 2ed

by Casey Reas and Ben Fry The MIT Press
Pub Date:
10/2014
ISBN:
9780262028288
Format:
Hbk 664 pages
Price:
AU$167.00 NZ$173.04
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The visual arts are rapidly changing as media moves into the web, mobile devices, and architecture. When designers and artists learn the basics of writing software, they develop a new form of literacy that enables them to create new media for the present, and to imagine future media that are beyond the capacities of current software tools. This book introduces this new literacy by teaching computer programming within the context of the visual arts. It offers a comprehensive reference and text for Processing (href=www.processing.org>www.processing.org), an open-source programming language that can be used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and anyone who wants to program images, animation, and interactivity. Written by Processing’s cofounders, the book offers a definitive reference for students and professionals. Tutorial chapters make up the bulk of the book; advanced professional projects from such domains as animation, performance, and installation are discussed in interviews with their creators.


 


This second edition has been thoroughly updated. It is the first book to offer in-depth coverage of Processing 2.0 and 3.0, and all examples have been updated for the new syntax. Every chapter has been revised, and new chapters introduce new ways to work with data and geometry. New “synthesis” chapters offer discussion and worked examples of such topics as sketching with code, modularity, and algorithms. New interviews have been added that cover a wider range of projects. “Extension” chapters are now offered online so they can be updated to keep pace with technological developments in such fields as computer vision and electronics.
Casey Reas is Professor of Design Media Arts at UCLA and coauthor of Processing: AProgramming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists (MIT Press, 2007). Ben Fry is Principal of Fathom, a design and software consultancy in Boston. Together, Reasand Fry cofounded Processing in 2001.