[Noisebridge-discuss] Teaching programming for artists and designers

Arram Sabeti arramsabeti at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 01:57:55 UTC 2008

Hi Scott,
That sounds like something I'd be interested in. I started tinkering with
processing a few nights ago.

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 2:14 PM, Scott Murray <shm at alignedleft.com> wrote:

> Hi, everyone,
> My name is Scott Murray, and I'm new to the NoiseBridge list.  I recent met
> both Mitch and Rachel at the HOPE conference in NYC, both of whom encouraged
> me to get involved.
> I'm currently a grad student in the dynamic media MFA program at the
> Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, but I will moving back
> home to San Francisco in a few weeks.  Lately, I've been doing a lot of work
> in Processing, the free, open-source programming environment for artists and
> designers, and I'm interested in sharing my excitement for this tool with
> others.
> So I'd like to put a question to the group:  If I were to offer an
> introductory Processing class or workshop sometime this Fall, would
> NoiseBridge be interested in helping me organize it?  I envision this as a
> very low cost class.  Essentially, I would need only a space with tables,
> chairs, and a projector (ideally).  Participants could bring their own
> laptops, and I would probably recommend a book or two.
> I don't intend to make any money with this.  My goals would be (A) to get
> some experience teaching basic programming, and (B) to help people make cool
> stuff and express their ideas using code.
> If you're new to Processing, I'll just say that it can be used to create
> beautiful digital art (both interactive/dynamic and not/static), visualize
> data, interface with microcontrollers, and express itself using visuals and
> audio.  See processing.org for more about it.  Also, you can see some of
> my recent projects here:
>        http://alignedleft.com/blog/category/projects/
> I'd love to hear what you all think.  Thanks in advance.
>        Best wishes,
>        Scott Murray
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