18:30 - 20:00 26 September 2012
Location: Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
The Eye of the Needle
Within the visual arts, software is a misunderstood medium. It's equally attacked by some and championed by others, but it remains an enigma to most. Certainly, software is the dominant tool for design and production, but it can be more – it can lead to new ways of thinking and making. Casey Reas has written custom software for over a decade to explore visual systems and emergent form. In this presentation, a hybrid of a screening and a lecture, he'll share his most recent work as well as examples from the past.
Casey Reas is an artist and professor of Design Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles. His software, prints, and installations have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. With Ben Fry, he initiated the open-source programming platform Processing. He is an author of Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists; Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture; and Process Compendium 2004–2010.
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Image caption: Chronograph Variations, G-2 (B-06-0537), Casey Reas and Tal Rosner, 2011