Virtual Class: Week Three/April 6th

Classes Hi All! Today we’re going to talk about: How are you doing? Critiques/Feedback This week’s project Visualizations Processing Teaching Assistants Projects Data Portrait – 3 hours (Video Tutorials will be posted this afternoon) This week on Wednesday, if you would like to meet for individual meetings to talk about your work via video chat on…

Virtual Class: Week Two/March 30th

Classes Hi All! Today we’re going to talk about: How are you doing? Tutorials The works you just completed / critiques process Processing! Download Processing to your computer (it’s free!) and the Processing Cheat Sheet. Example Sketch here Live video sessions on BlueJeans (see email for invite link) – Monday 10AM-11AM or 2PM-3PM – Feel free to attend either session if possible, attendance…

quayola: strata #3

I was immediately intrigued by this artwork shown in the Processing tutorial, and had to look into it. “strata #3” is by the digital design studio quayola, and is a video that explores a combination of modern computational rendering and classical works of art. In this piece, a ceiling fresco in bordeaux is both destroyed…

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe (New Mexico) – the washing machine

Last spring break, I went to New Mexico and visited Meow Wolf, a immersive art installations featuring over 70 rooms of interactive, hands-on art. This washing machine captured my attention as I opened the door. The blue spiral gave off a magical and mysterious feeling. Later on, I realised we were allowed to go into…

The New Horizons of Art in Animal Crossing

With many people stuck in their homes for most of the day, with nothing else to do to pass the time but stare at a blank wall, it’s no surprise that some have turned to other media as forms of alternative entertainment. This is especially true when it comes to video games, as they allow…

Mac’s book

On the booooooom website I stumbled on this post about Mac’s book. It’s a coloring book made by a collective group of artists from the ideas of a four year old boy. Because the images all come from the mind of a four year old boy they are all super playful, like a unicorn driving…

Quarantine drawings

My friend has been making one illustration every day while under quarantine, and I asked if I could share some of them on the blog! His name is Will Pearson (@willpearson_), and he is a graphic design student at Drexel. I think this kind of abstract artwork is a great way to keep busy during…

Cubism and still life

Working on the still life project this week got me thinking about how long it has been one of the classic categories for artists. I remembered how Georges Braque used a cubist approach to still life, and how it somehow had the 2-dimensional element that resembled our work with Processing. The absence of detailed shading…

Infinite Jukebox

This program allows you to play a never-ending version of almost any song by using self-similar beats and patterns. There is an accompanying chord chart that shows the similarities and interactions within the entire song and I’ve found it to be very aesthetically pleasing. Like our past project, the Infinite Jukebox is an intersection of…

AKHIL VAIDYA – JOURNAL 9

In the Processing Hour of Code we did for the still life project, I was struck by one of the projects they showed at the beginning to demonstrate the powers of Processing. By Yunsil Heo, “Oasis” is an interactive art installation where viewers can move piles of sand to reveal small pools of digital pond…