CHAOS THEORY, GENERATIVE ART, AND EXPERIMENTAL CODING TECHNIQUES
this course will offer a historical overview of topics in Chaos Theory as well as introduce you to experimental and creative approaches to writing computer code for artistic purposes using the programming language Processing.
1. No coding experience is required! However if you have never looked at Processing before I do recommend taking a run through this quick video intro before our first class
2. A laptop or desktop computer with an internet connection. Any operating system should work. A usb camera and usb midi controller can come in handy for parts of the class but are not required.
3. It is optional but recommended to read the book Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick either before or during this class
-intro to key concepts
-1 dimensional cellular automata
-double pendulum system
-lorenz equation & strange attractors
-flocking & boids
-2d cellular automata, ‘game of life’
-turing patterns, morphogenesis, Grey-Scott & reaction diffusion systems
class 5: (optional): show and tell, general feedback session
Each class will be between 1 and 1.5 hours long and will have 1 set of homeworks that are recommended to finish before the next class session.
Each class session will be recorded and the video will be made available in the classes shared drive if anyone wants to go back over details or had to miss part of or all of the class.
The total cost for the course will be 250usd.
The classes will be held via a video channel on the VSERPI discord. https://discord.gg/Bnq8dfug9f