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Playing with Mud: Discovering Human + Computer Interaction

Processing, Programming Language and Environment developed by Ben Fry and Casey Reas helped create Mud Tub

The past couple of weeks have been a great introduction into Processing. Processing is the programming language developed by Ben Fry and Casey Reas. Being the complete novice, it has been quite the experience. What’s even more exciting than learning a new language is seeing designers, artists, engineers, architects, educators, and so many different creative minds (some with very little to no programming experience – I fall into this category) learn the language and create interactive works that will astonish you. Going through the Processing exhibition page, I had to share my latest discovery – Mud Tub! Please click on the image above to see how this artist and his team utilize open source programming for this phenomenal experiment in human and computer interaction

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.

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