PART ONE THEORY OF PROCESSING AND COMPUTATIONAL ART

The creative process doesn't exist in a vacuum—it's a highly integrated activity reflecting history, aesthetic theory, and often the technological breakthroughs of the day. This was certainly the case during the Renaissance, when artists, engineers, scientists, and thinkers all came together to create truly remarkable works of art and engineering. Over the last few decades, we've been experiencing our own Renaissance with the proliferation of digital technology—creating radically new ways for people to work, play, communicate, and be creative. Processing was born directly out of these exciting developments.

In Part 1 of the book, I'll look at some of the history and theory behind Processing, ...

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