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Form + Code

July 19, 2007 at 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

A workshop and lecture by Chandler McWilliams and Casey Reas.

Form + Code is part lecture, part workshop, focusing on the relationship between code (computer programs) and visual form. The event is centered around six themes, Designing with Numbers, Repetition, Parameterization, Visualization, Transformation, and Simulation. Using these themes, we will discuss the history of procedural and algorithmic work using examples from architecture, visual design, and fine art. We will introduce the basics of computer programming with particular emphasis on creating software for screen, print, and 3D-fabrication. Each participant will have the opportunity to work with sample programs relevant to each of the six themes.

This evening is developed for people with little or no previous programming experience. All examples will be written in the Processing programming language.

We will provide chairs, and power outlets. You must provide a laptop computer capable of running Processing. Please download the software from before the event.

Email reas (at) reas (dot) com to register.
The event is limited to 30 people.
There is a required donation of $10.

Form + Code is offered in advance of TELIC’s media art + architecture classes series

Sachiko Kodama - Breathing Chaos

December 4, 2004 at 6:00 pm

Sachiko Kodama


Breathing Chaos is a new installation work by media artist Sachiko Kodama. A small, black mountain at the center of the gallery grows organically in the glow of many small candles. The heat of the surrounding candles let the mountain move as if it were a living thing, as if it were breathing, shining there in the light. This strange pointed mountain is however, made up of competely inorganic matter; it is a fluid formed by ferro magnetic micro-powder dissolved in a solvent; and it is designed to transform, creating a very sensitive chaos.

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Casey Reas - TI

May 15, 2004 at 6:00 pm

Installation view
Growth. Expansion. Boundary. Decay. Aggregate layers of abstraction remove every trace of systemic complexity, revealing a living surface. Structured form emerges from the results of thousands of local interactions between autonomous elements.