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About the Author
Matt Pearson is an artist, coder, and award-winning blogger based in Brighton, UK. His popular blog https://zenbullets.com/ recently won "best blog" at the DiMAS awards. Matt is also the creative force behind the 100 Abandoned Artworks Generative Art project https://abandonedart.org/, where you can see many examples of his work.
Top Customer Reviews
Chapter two was kind of boring for me, as it just teaches the basics of programming in the Processing language. But if you haven't programmed before, you'll definitely need this bit. It's written in clear, understandable language, and takes you through all programming concepts you need at a good pace before you can dive into the more complex stuff.
Starting with chapter three, the author turns it up a notch. Whereas other books briefly mention perlin noise, this book digs deeper into the subject, showing you how it can be used to deform lines and circles. I've learned a few new tricks reading these chapters. The book ends with traditional computer algorithms like fractals and cellular automata, and shows you how they can be used and adapted in a creative way.
This is a great book to learn a programming language by exploring how small changes can create a different visual output. You'll learn that the process in creating art is equally important as the output you create. I really enjoyed reading this book, and I hope you do too.
I suspect that this book is a great way to get people who are afraid of coding into playing with computers and writing software - and it is enjoyable if you just want to learn new techniques for drawing abstract art with code.
About the contents, well the author did a REALLY GOOD job and I learned a lot while reading this.
If you're going to buy it, go for the digital version because the print version doesn't worth it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy to understand, explains it from scratch. I have done all the exercise in the bookPublished 10 months ago by Waleed
Nice to find a book like this. May become a collector's item, since art will go in this direction.Published 14 months ago by Lisa R.
Most artistic approach to teaching Processing that I used. Was very pleased with the examples, and the level of interaction.Published on February 17, 2014 by Mitch Torbert
This thin book purports to give you a whirlwind tour of generative art and the Processing language. The introductory essays are alright conceptually, and kind of act as padding for... Read morePublished on February 2, 2014 by Wantus
Found this book great for learning Processing. Was inspired by how simply the author was able to write programs that generate beautiful designs.Published on December 24, 2013 by Philly Filly
This book is the ideal approach to generative art. At the same time it is very inspiring also for people who already know about generative art. Read morePublished on April 29, 2013 by Daniele