Processing and social network

This project is done by Joern Roeder and Jonathan Pirnay and deals with the accessibility of the internet.  It uses processing and Facebook to take all the picture off someone’s page to print a wallpaper large enough for the entire room. This shows how processing can be used in taking a social network to create collage of one’s life.


Processing to space

This is an example of how processing can use 2d objects to simulate a 3d image.  Instead of the circles protruding further into the distance, the image is shifting the circles to one side while scaling that side of the circle where it has been shifted. It is amazing what you can do just using 2d object, meanwhile still creating a good depth perception.

Processing and Art

Looking on the web, I noticed many examples of artwork that were created by processing.   I began to realize the huge desire to use processing as an art tool rather than a device for creating a report based on input. The interesting thing about using processing as an art tool, by implementing a randomization into the code, the art will come out similar but never be the same.

Radius Music

The Radius Music is an autonomous revolving machine that reads a distance value in real time between itself and other objects in the space.  If there are no objects to alter the conditions of the space, the device will read the distance of the boundaries of the space. This device rotates slowly while scanning the room, and takes the radial distance and outputs it as a sonic frequency and a corresponding visual score.  The sonic frequencies are tones and pitches that relates to the distance between the device and the secondary object.  The corresponding visual score is a potentially infinite composition based on the idea of the circle.  Along with Processing, it was built using Arduino and PrueData. This device was created by David Young, aka Henderson, who also conducted many other experiments using processing.  The link below will bring you to his website.

radius music

Digital Acoustic Cartography

Digital acoustic cartography is an interactive experiment in mapping sonic events into a concrete visual language. Images are recorded by an acoustical camera. This picture shows how processing is used to analyze acoustic and photographic images. The color-spectrum of the acoustic images is used as distortion matrix to warp the original picture into a threedimensional relief.

Attracting Balls

This example uses the yellow balls to alter the path the small red ball is creating.  With the right button on the mouse, you can move the yellow balls around and also move the blue balls which will change how the red ball begins it route.  At the top you can also add and remove the yellow balls and see how it changes the path of the red ball.

attracting balls

Elastic Chain

elastic chain

I thought this example is pretty neat in how it demonstrates elasticity.  You use the right button on the mouse to pull the red balls around the checker board.Depending on how far the ball is pulled you will see the chain stretch and then slowly return to it original shape.