Over the holiday break, I was introduced to a new form of digital making called generative art. Also referred to as algorithmic art or computer art, this type of work produces visual art in a digital format through a programming language called Processing and can be interactive, animated, or static.
Generative art is a practice where the artist “creates a process, such as a set of natural language rules, a computer program, a machine, or other procedural invention, which is then set into motion with some degree of autonomy contributing to or resulting in a completed work of art” (Wikipedia, n.d.).
SIDE NOTE: My sister got me into this. You should follow her daily drawing postings from @_madsquirrel on Twitter.
You can download the free software from the website here to set up your working environment: https://processing.org/
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