Casey Reas

Programming Media

May 13, 2003, 6:00 pm   » 

Contemporary media art and design artifacts are constructed with software. Software is a medium with unique qualities and programming languages are materials with specific properties. Casey Reas will present diverse projects from 2000 thru present to elucidate unique aspects of software including response, dynamic form, interactive information visualization, behavior, and emergence. Issues of exploring programming within the context of the electronic arts will be presented through discussing Processing, a new educational software project. Casey Reas is an associate professor at the newly established Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in northern Italy. With Ben Fry of the MIT Media Lab, he is currently developing Processing, a platform for learning fundamentals of computer programming within the context of the media arts. Reas' work explores kinetic systems through diverse digital media including software art, prints, animation, installations, and responsive sculpture. In 2001, Casey received his M.S. degree in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Laboratory, where he was a member of the Aesthetics and Computation Group (ACG). Casey has lectured and exhibited in Europe, Asia, and the United States. His work has recently been shown at the American Museum of the Moving Image, Ars Electronica, New York Digital Salon, Museum of Modern Art, P.S.1, and Siggraph.

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