"at the mit media laboratory aesthetics + computation group we work
toward the design of advanced system architectures and thought processes
to enable the creation of (as yet) unimaginable forms and spaces "
Conceptual/Information Arts (CIA) is the experimental program within the
Art Department at San Francisco State University dedicated to preparing
artists and media experimentors to work at the cutting edge of technology.
Runme.org is a software art repository, launched in January 2003. It is
an open, moderated database to which people are welcome to submit projects
they consider to be interesting examples of software art.
netzspannung.org ist ein dynamisches Wissensportal für digitale
Als fachübergreifendes Bindeglied zwischen Medienkunst und -gestaltung,
Wissenschaft und Technologie kommuniziert die Plattform die vielfältigen
Aktivitäten der Medienkulturszene und baut einen aktuellen Informationspool
Andrea Lynn Stein:
Rethinking CS101 is a project to develop a curriculum for the first course
in computer science based around the idea of computation as interaction.
Perhaps the most fundamental idea in modern computer science is that of
interactive processes. Computation is embedded in a (physical or virtual)
world; its role is to interact with that world to produce desired behavior.
While von Neumann serial programming has it that computation-as-calculation
uses inputs -- at the beginning -- to produce outputs -- at the end --
computation-as-interaction treats inputs as things that are monitored
and outputs as actions that are taken over the lifetime of an ongoing
process. By beginning with a decomposition in terms of interacting computational
processes, we can teach our students a model of the world much closer
to the one that underlies the thinking of most computer professionals.
Ben Fry and Casey Reas:
Processing is an open project . It is currently developed at the MIT Media
Lab, the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, and by a group of distributed
developers across the Net.
Processing is a context for exploring the emerging conceptual space enabled
by electronic media. It is an environment for learning the fundamentals
of computer programming within the context of the electronic arts and
it is an electronic sketchbook for developing ideas.
Paul A. Fishwick
Professor of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University
" By marrying traditional methods for computer programming with an
artistic temperament, we give birth to a new phenomenon: the aesthetic
Florian Cramer, M.A., lecturer in Comparative Literature at Freie Universität
Areas of research: comparative studies in the literature and the arts,
modernism, text theory, literature and computing)