27 September 2012
Casey Reas opened The Bartlett International Lecture Series on Wednesday 26 September with a talk titled, 'The Eye of the Needle.' Watch the lecture in full below or via our dedicated Vimeo channel.
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.