Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach computer programming fundamentals within a visual context, Processing evolved into a development tool for professionals. Today, there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production.

INTRODUCTION to Processing

1. Complete initial “hello” tutorials

2. As a class watch/participate in Welcome to Processing 3 video

and Debugger video

3.  Complete 6  Beginner tutorials and 4 Intermediate tutorials. Load four (of your favorite) images from the 10 tutorials on to your web page with the caption being the title of the tutorial.

4. Explore the Examples. After looking through the variety of things processing is able to create, make two processing images. These are to be original images created by you (option with shared code – give credit to original artist in caption). Upload to your web site and create a hyperlink (in the title) to your processing file.

Additional sketches can be found at openprocessing a creative code community for open source coders, designers and educators experimenting in algorithmic design. Join with school email/password.

Visual Art Using Processing

1. In class write a short creative story – “FB” prepositional phrases + two nouns/TBA. Write for 10 minutes.

2. Create two Processing coded images to illustrate your story. Post them to your web page with your story below.

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