Processing workshop

By July 5, 2010Conference

Also as part of the OFFF festival in Paris I took part in a beginners workshop of the open source programming language Processing for creating images, animations, and interactions. I’ll write a bit more about Processing in another post. For now, just a few example projects that were realized using Processing: Flight Patterns & New York Talk Exchange by Aaron Koblin, Robert Hodgin and some work by Karsten Schmidt aka Toxi. Unlike other programming languages I have used before (mostly Python) Processing has a huge potential for visualizing things (in particular data). I am especially impressed by the easy integration of external data sources such as audio and video for interactive applications.

OFFF Processing workshop

Me attending the processing workshop. Image credits: JP Fernandes”

The workshop I did, Processing Pixels, was hosted by Daniel Schiffman and very well organized. I was amazed how easy it is to get started with Processing. Also interesting how diverse the reasons were for people to attend the workshop. While I am interested in visualizing scientific data the girl next to me was looking for ways to develop interactive Android apps. I hope to find the time to get more acquainted with Processing and might post some results here in the future…

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