Yasser Rashid – Introducing Processing (2 day course)
Tuesday 13 & Thursday 15
Waterside 1, The Watershed Media Centre, Bristol
9.30 – 17.00
Advanced booking necessary
Processing: a programming language and environment built for the electronic arts and visual design communities. It was created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook. Processing is an open project initiated by Ben Fry and Casey Reas.
This two-day course constitutes an intensive and hands-on focusing on the creation of interactive sound and visual programs for online, installation or live performance using the Processing environment.
This session focuses on getting to grips with the Processing language and environment. Through a series of exercises students develop their basic skills and knowledge and create interactive sketches that explore concepts focusing on sound and visuals.
- Processing overview
- Learning the basics (datatypes, logic, iteration, arrays)
- Object Orientation
- Using libraries
- Project – Sound generator
This session focuses on project work. Students will be deconstructing and re-working ready made programs that explore the relationship between sound and visual. Advanced projects use video tracking as a method of interaction.
- Project 2 – Sound interaction
- Project 3 – Video manipulation
- Project 4 – Video capture
Students are expected to have a rough idea of the kind of project they would like to produce during the two-day session. Examples and inspiration can be found on: www.processing.org.
Please Note: To participate in this course students will need to have their own laptop and webcam. If the laptop does not have a built in microphone then an external mic will also be needed.