Griffith joins worldwide event to celebrate creative coding

The Queensland College of Art is bridging the divide between art and science with an event celebrating creative coding.

On Sunday 3 February, the QCA will take part in Processing Community Day, a worldwide series of events for people to get together and explore art and design through code.

There are more than 100 events taking place around the world, with artists and coders from London and New York to Tokyogathering to connect and collaborate.

Processing is a free and open-source software platform for learning how to code in the visual arts space. Created bydesign media arts faculty at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles it is used by a worldwide community of artists, coders, educators and students,

QCA Creative and Interactive Mediasessional lecturer and doctoral candidate David Harris is running the Brisbane event, which will featureworkshops, interactive art exhibits and a live video link with events in Melbourne and Wellington.

The Processing Community Day is free and open to people of all skill levels, including high school students and novices.

Mr Harris hopes the event will give aspiring artistsnew perspectives and ideas.

“It’s designed to promote software literacy within the visual arts, and visual literacy within technology-related fields – and to make these fields accessible to people from all walks of life.

“The way we interact with technology shapes our world, and it has had a profound influence on the art world.”

The Processing Community Day will take place at the Queensland College of Art on Sunday 3 February, from 10am – 2pm.

For more information, or to register for a place, head to the event page.