The Art of Creative Coding

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Passend zum letzten Post hier noch die aktuelle Doku von PBS Off Book über Creative Coding:

Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there is a growing community of artists who use the language of code as their medium. Their work includes everything from computer generated art to elaborate interactive installations, all with the goal of expanding our sense of what is possible with digital tools. To simplify the coding process, several platforms and libraries have been assembled to allow coders to cut through the nitty-gritty of programming and focus on the creative aspects of the project. These platforms all share a strong open source philosophy that encourages growth and experimentation, creating a rich community of artists that share their strategies and work with unprecedented openness.

YouTube Direktlink: PBS Off Book: The Art of Creative Coding

Analogue Love

Schon wieder gibt es eine dieser super Off Book Dokus, von denen ich inzwischen ein großer Fan bin. Dieses mal geht es um die Liebe zu den guten, alten, analogen Medien.

We live in a digital world that gives us all the media we could possibly dream of at the click of a mouse, yet many people miss the old school physical formats from our past. Listening to vinyl and cassettes allows us to connect with music in a different way than MP3s. VHS and 8mm create visual aesthetics and atmospheres that are difficult to replicate in digital video. And the surprises inherent to analog instant photography help embed an organic quality to the recording of our memories. The challenges these retro formats present to capturing and experiencing media actually enhance our appreciation for the sound or image, making the art we love a bit more intimate, and real.

Ich selbst habe mich in den letzten Wochen auch wieder meiner Vinyl-Sammlung gewidmet, die ein oder andere Scheibe wieder lieben gelernt und sogar ein paar neue Platten dazu gekauft. Sollte man zu Zeiten von Spotify & Co viel öfter tun…