09 Feb 2010
Programming: making lines, making bleeps
This week we'll really start to dig into programming. We're going to use an extreme "learn by doing"
method -- constantly writing code and dealing with ideas and issues as they come up, rather
than trying to learn first and apply later. This is how you've probably learned to do most things
that are important to you -- walking, drawing, playing music, playing games and sports, telling
stories, and so on. Some artists become very sophisticated programmers and others don't. But
many artists who end up doing interesting things with code have been primarily self-taught, and
have learned by doing -- making pieces and solving problems that interest them. We'll do the same.
- more student presentations (if any are left from last week)
- Processing questions! You should have some.
- making lines, making bleeps