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Bret F Battey
DXARTS 430
Seattle Campus

Algorithmic Processes in the Arts

Basics of computer programming and algorithmic thinking in digital arts. Emphasis on experimental art forms where building of custom software is integral to realizing an artistic vision.

Class description

ADMISSION BY APPLICATION: See http://www.dxarts.washington.edu/ and follow links to application form

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

DXARTS 430 introduces the basics of computer programming and algorithmic thinking in innovative artistic creation.

Programming is introduced using John Madea’s Design by Numbers, a language created specifically to teach the “idea” of computation to designers and artists. Visual elements such as dot, line, and field are combined with the computational ideas of variables and conditional statements to generate images.

From this foundation, the course will explore Proce55ing, a new Java-based system from MIT for algorithmic and interactive visual creation.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Bret F Battey
Date: 06/19/2003