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Casey Reas

Casey Reas 1972

Casey Reas 1972 - 

Process 18 (Software 3)


Still image of unique custom software 

Museum number: E.297:1-2011

Reas initiated the popular open source programming language, Processing, with Ben Fry in 2001. Reas is interested in the concept of emergence, where a simple set of rules leads to a complex system. The works in his ‘Process’ series all start with a written text describing the interactions between elements, forms and behaviours. The text is then translated into machine-readable code. The resulting software, such as Process 18 can be seen as an interpretation of the original written instructions.

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