Think the Image: Generative Art

A block-seminar including some software

Frieder Nake

Summer 20, University of Bremen

five days as a block! 27 to 31 July 2020, from 10 to 17, maybe also 1 August, MZH 1450

Master (M.A., M.Sc.) Digital Media, others very welcome! Workshop one week; 2 SWS, 4 CP

When the term "generative" appeared in contexts of aesthetics, art, and design (in 1965), it was because computers were now ready to generate images of aesthetic qualities that could be presented by art galleries. More than fifty years later, nobody is surprised to see images of algorithmic origin being sold for crazy amounts of money. The workshop will take up the challenge of writing good and beautiful code (in Processing) for interesting artistic results. A quick brush-up of Processing will be included.