Processing-Coding for Artists / by Linda Marie Martinez

I just finished some assignments for my virtual reality class at UIC. We are learning how to code using the program Processing. Processing is a JAVA based, open source programming language made to appeal to artists who want to learn how to code. Processing was created by Casey Reas and Benjamin Fry from the MIT Media Lab. Daniel Shiffman joined their team next and they worked together to turn Processing into a program that will lure artists into programming with the reward  of  immediate visual feedback.

They have succeeded in capturing my attention and interest in coding and have many online resources for anyone interested in learning this language.

Here are some photos of my latest assignments in Processing. I was instructed to create an animation, of Zoog the alien, following my mouse. And an animation of Zoog bouncing around the page. Next time, I'll post how to embed processing files into a blog, and you will be able to see Processing in action.