Interview on OpenProcessing
Recently, I was interviewed on OpenProcessing, its origins, collaboration with Rhizome on the Tiny Sketch competition and it’s future. Below is a first couple of paragraphs; read the full article on Rhizome’s site:
Interview with Sinan Ascioglu:
By Tim Stutts on Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 1:00 pm.
“Driving through Iceland” sketch by dotlassie. Winner of Rhizome’s Tiny Sketch Competition.
OpenProcessing.org is a site that has built a community around sharing visual coding examples created in Processing. As user number 36, I had the unique privilege of watching the idea take shape, while in a thesis group with Sinan at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. During it’s first two years of activity, the site has grown to host thousands of user-generated sketches and subsequent conversations between artists / programmers, teachers, and students from around the world. Sinan and I escaped the snow recently at a café outside Washington Square Park to discuss OpenProcessing’s origins, Rhizome’s collaboration with OpenProcessing in the Tiny Sketch competition, and what we can expect for the future. – Tim Stutts
Tim: How did you first come up with the idea for OpenProcessing?
Sinan: I guess the first thing to talk about is OpenVisuals, which was my Master’s thesis project at ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University). I was reading Edward Tufte’s books at the time, and I became very interested in data visualization. In the meantime …. read more on Rhizome