Casey Reas

Casey Reas

Artist and educator

Los Angeles, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • art
  • design
  • programming
Casey Reas is a professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA and a graduate of the MIT Media Laboratory. Reas' software has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. With Ben Fry, he co-founded Processing in 2001. He is the co-author of Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists (2007) and Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture (2010). His work is archived at

Getting Started with Getting Started with
by Ben Fry, Allison Parrish, Casey Reas
May 2016
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $21.99

Getting Started with p5.js Getting Started with p5.js
by Ben Fry, Casey Reas
October 2015
Print: $19.99
Ebook: $9.99

Getting Started with Processing Getting Started with Processing
by Ben Fry, Casey Reas
Second Edition September 2015
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $12.99

Make: Getting Started with Processing Make: Getting Started with Processing
by Ben Fry, Casey Reas
June 2010

"...I really enjoyed this book. In a word it is superb."
--Shawn Day, randomosity

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--Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor, The User's Column, July 2010, Column 360

"Reas and Fry are clear and direct, but as artists, they're not afraid to be a bit eccentric and offbeat. This makes their unique form of teaching powerful."
--Holly Willis

"Processing changed dramatically the way we teach programming and it's one of the major factors of the success of Arduino."
--Massimo Banzi

"This is an excellent primer for those wanting to dip their feet into programming graphics."
--Gillian Crampton Smith

"Getting Started with Processing is not only a straightforward introduction to basic programming—it's fun!"
--Mark Allen

"They’ve made making computer programs humanly and humanely possible again—and that's no small feat."
--John Maeda