Press Release: July 28, 2009
Programming Interactivity--New from O'Reilly: A Designer's Guide to Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworksSebastopol, CA—Interested in using electronics and programming to create rich interactive experiences with your artwork and designs? With Programming Interactivity (O'Reilly Media, $49.99 USD), you'll explore important themes in interactive art and design: 2D and 3D graphics, sound, physical interaction, computer vision, geolocation, and much more.
You will also examine cutting-edge technologies for interaction design, and read through discussions with leading artists and designers on project and theory. With the help of this book, you will have the background and technical information you need to design, program, build, and troubleshoot your own projects. Programming Interactivity explains programming and electrical engineering basics, and introduces three freely available tools created specifically for artists and designers:
- Processing, a Java-based programming language and environment for building projects on the desktop, Web, or mobile phones
- Arduino, a system that integrates a microcomputer prototyping board, IDE, and programming language for creating your own hardware and controls
- OpenFrameworks, a coding framework simplified for designers and artists, using the powerful C++ programming language
You'll get working code samples you can use right away, along with the background and technical information you need to design, program, build, and troubleshoot your own projects. You'll finish this book knowing how to design interaction and incorporate software and electronics into your projects.
"This book is a great way for anyone to get started making interactive applications. It teaches the fundamentals of programming and electronics so that beginners can start making cool projects right away."
--Mark Frauenfelder, editor-in-chief, MAKE
For a review copy or more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your delivery address and contact information.
Joshua Noble is a consultant, freelance developer and Rich Internet Application designer, based out of Brooklyn, who most recently worked at the popular RIA design/dev firm Schematic, Inc.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596154141
ISBN: 9780596154141, 734 pages,
Book Price: $49.99 USD, £38.50 GBP
Ebook Price: $39.99 USD
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