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Processing Creative Coding and Computational Art by Ira Greenberg

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Processing: Creative Coding and Computational Art. You're well on your way to becoming a Processing guru! All right, maybe it will take a bit more reading, but with Processing, you'll be cranking out creative code sooner than you think. Best of all, you'll be creating as you learn. Processing is the first full-featured programming language and environment to be created by artists for artists. It grew out of the legendary MIT Media Lab, led by two grad students, Casey Reas and Ben Fry, who wanted to find a better way to write code that supported and even inspired the creative process. They also wanted to develop an accessible, affordable, and powerful open source tool; so they decided to make the software available for ...

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