Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Artists and Designers Learn Programming

More artists and designers are beginning to learn computer programming in order to create their artwork, video games, etc. Seymour Papert introduced the idea of kids learning programming with his LOGO language; John Maeda wrote "Design by Numbers"; and Mitch Resnick and the Lifelong Kindergarten program at MIT developed "Scratch" for students to create their own computer games. The Computer Clubhouse Network is introducing kids to programming in over 100 cities in 21 countries.

ART AND CODE is a conference and online community focused on programming environments for artists, young people, and the rest of us. The conference took place the weekend of March 7-9, 2009 on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. It featured hands-on workshops and a symposium showcase for 11 different creative toolkits -- programming languages made by artists, for artists. They will be hosting another symposium November 6-8 at Carnegie Mellon.

ART AND CODE is made possible by a grant from Microsoft Research, with oversight by the Center for Computational Thinking at CMU. ART AND CODE is a project of the CMU STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (right), directed by Golan Levin (left) golan@andrew.cmu.edu.

Click on the heading above to go to the ART AND CODE site.

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