Intro to Processing
FMA Training - 20 W. 22nd St., Suite 601, New York, NY 10010
Eleven 3-hour classes
Sundays, Sept. 27th through Dec. 13th, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
is an open source programming language and environment
specifically designed to bridge the gap between programming and the
visual arts. This class will cover everything you need to know to
begin creating a broad range of Processing-generated content.
Students will write code to facilitate the creation of a wide variety
of projects, from generative artwork to data visualization. As a
student in this class, you'll be exposed to elegant graphical
algorithms and beautifully simplistic mathematical concepts and
After covering the basics, we'll learn how to work with libraries to
make use of video, sound, OpenGL, databases, and basic physics
simulation. We'll learn to tap into the massive amount of data the web
has to offer, by using API's like Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr.
This class will regularly challenge students' problem solving skills and
through the use of robust repetitive exercises
designed to maximize learning.
This class does not require any prior programming experience.
is a freelance designer, programmer, consultant and computer artist.
In addition to teaching at FMA, Zevan teaches undergraduate, graduate
and continuing education classes at New York's School of Visual Arts.
All images on the left come from files covered or created in class.
Hello Twitter Demo
The below processing demo searches Twitter for the word "hello" and then paints the screen
with the results. This file will be covered in class.