Please forgive the poor quality of the photo above. Took it with my phone and it’s a bit dark. I will be posting more on The Creators Project (I actually took my fancy pants camera and will be downloading more photos). For now, I wanted to share my favorite experience at The Creators Project – Casey Reas!
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This past year, I’ve tried to commit to learning Processing and the basics (we’re talking absolute basics of Java Script via Code Year). In earlier posts, I’ve expressed the desire to learn programming because it provides me with insight on the artist-technologist’s creative process and the problem solving they must work through. Reading through the book, Form + Code: In Design, Art, and Architecture, has been informative on the use of creative coding to create visual and interactive art works. Over the weekend, I made my way to Fort Mason for The Creators Project (CP).
Walking up to Casey Reas and introducing myself to him before his artist talk and drawing workshop was, by far, the best part of The CP weekend. I’m trying to imagine a Justin Bieber fan. Whatever emotions they might feel, that’s probably how I felt when I met Mr. Rheas (minus the crying and screaming). Yes, I’m a huge fan and the fact that this particular art hero is a sweet guy – total icing on the cake.
It’s been extremely busy these past few weeks but I will definitely post more photos of the weekend and share some thoughts on the overall exhibition and artworks I experienced at CP! More to follow…