10K Hours of Practice

Tonight, the Processing 101 class at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA) concluded and after the 4-day course, I know the (very) basics of Processing, which is a programming language developed for the visual artist in mind. The course was taught by extraordinary teacher, Ben Chun. The primary reason I decided to participate was to learn and engage with the very technology used by new media artists and I figured learning and exploring the language would inform my writing and reflections. The course has, absolutely, done that. Chun reminded the class that programming takes (a lot of) practice. Specifically, he mentioned practicing for approximately 10,000 hours in order to master a skill, which I whole heartedly believe. I think I found me a new hobby, folks…

Now…only 9,992 hours of Processing and Creative Coding practice…and so it begins. 🙂

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