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Code as Creative Medium

A Handbook for Computational Art and Design

Golan Levin, Tega Brain


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An essential guide for teaching and learning computational art and design: exercises, assignments, interviews, and more than 170 illustrations of creative work.

This book is an essential resource for art educators and practitioners who want to explore code as a creative medium, and serves as a guide for computer scientists transitioning from STEM to STEAM in their syllabi or practice. It provides a collection of classic creative coding prompts and assignments, accompanied by annotated examples of both classic and contemporary projects, and more than 170 illustrations of creative work, and features a set of interviews with leading educators. Picking up where standard programming guides leave off, the authors highlight alternative programming pedagogies suitable for the art- and design-oriented classroom, including teaching approaches, resources, and community support structures.

The MIT Press, 9780262542043, 280pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2021

About the Author

Golan Levin is Professor of Electronic Art at Carnegie Mellon University, where is also Director of the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.

Tega Brain, an Australian-born artist, educator and researcher, is Assistant Professor of Integrated Digital Media at New York University. Her work has been exhibited in such venues as the Whitney Museum, the Guangzhou Triennial, the Vienna Design Biennale, and the Transmediale Festival.