PAPER AND PENCIL PROGRAMMING
In this one day workshop participants will use just paper and pencil to design custom artistic processes, which can later be used with off-the-shelf computer devices and programs to generate original artworks. The aim of the course is to explore notions of programming from non-standard perspectives, using everyday tools. Participants are encouraged to think conceptually about their paper and pencil programs, and to not bind themselves to writing code within a rigid framework like what’s found within traditional computer programming environments. The idea is to craft processes by hand, even if long-winded and/or technically unsound, in order to imbue them with significance in a work’s final form.
This workshop is an alternative to traditional computer programming workshops on languages used to generate visual representations and infographics (e.g., Processing).
It is the perfect workshop for wannabe programmers, and aims to get people up and “programming” within a day.
Ryan Boatright (b.1982) is an American artist based in Paris. His process-driven experiments probe the use of photography as a measurement device and question its capacity to depict and preserve incalculable experiences and phenomena. His art practice is informed by his time as a research scientist at the Image Permanence Institute in Rochester, NY, and his activity as a printmaker at Atelier Boba, which he co-founded in 2011.
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