Saturday, September 6, 2008
Jason Tarbell uses an open source programing language called Processing to generate his images. They render using algorithmic probabilities which allows generation of a new image each time the program is run.
His compositions can be viewed in Java applets as they actively construct themselves.
Processing is a programming language that was designed at MIT specifically for artists and designers. The language is approachable for people with minimal or no experience with other programming languages. It allows complex 2-d and 3-d rendering, as well as audio processing and control of micro controllers. There are more examples and a great book available through the Processing website.
Posted by Keith Simpson at 3:20 PM