Made with Processing
Most of the time when I see projects made with Processing, they're very creative and very cool. Whatever it is, Processing seems to bring out the creative technologist in people. Here's a little of what Wikipedia says about it
Processing is an open source "programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) built for the electronic arts and visual design communities" with the purpose of teaching the basics of computer programming in a visual context, and to serve as the foundation for electronic sketchbooks. One of the stated aims of Processing is to act as a tool to get non-programmers started with programming, through the instant gratification of visual feedback. The language builds on the graphical capabilities of the Java programming language, simplifying features and creating a few new ones.Infractor
is the latest Processing project I've found, and it is very cool:
Looks like Microsoft Surface
, right? But it isn't.
Infractor is an interactive, artistic application that has been developed for a multitouch-table. It is based on the article database of the New York Times. The information can be searched, filtered and read by putting physical objects on the interactive surface.
The application has access to the API of the New York Times that provides all information from 1985 to the present. The project has been carried out entirely in processing. The reacTIVision-software was used for the tracking of the objects.
The interactive table used for the project was designed for the mæve-installation by students and personnel of the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences.
Another excellent project made with Processing is this video for Radiohead's Weird Fishes: Arpeggi by Robert Hodgin
Robert, who is a founding partner at the incredibly cool Barbarian Group, has a great post about how he did the project on his blog, Flight404.com
Finally, here's a short mash-up created for the Media140 Brands
GoodMorning! is a Twitter visualization tool which shows about 11,000 tweets collected over a 24 hour period between August 20th and 21st. The tweets were harvested to find people saying 'good morning' in English as well as several other languages.
The original Processing video is by Jer Thorp
is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada. His digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science and art. Visit: blog.blprnt.com
. The track is Kanye West's "Good Morning".
I'm really excited about the idea of using Processing to create real-time visualizations, like the one above.
Check out recent Processing activity on the web here: OpenProcessing Processing @ Vimeo Processing @ del.icio.us Processing @ Flickr Processing @ YouTube