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12 Responses to “Short documentary about The Art of Creative Coding”

  1. peregrinus says:

    Total love.

  2. David Haddad says:

    While the projects they highlighted are indeed quite interesting, I would take issue with their framing of “creative coding” as a primarily visual medium. They focused on the program these coders created, rather than the underlying implementation.

    In the first segment, the speaker praised Processing for not requiring the programmer to know the meaning of every line of code.
    I’d regard creative coding to be the opposite of this: knowing not only what every line does, but having combined them in a truly inspired way.

    I admit that all this would be difficult to fit into five minutes and would have really dull visuals, but I can dream, can’t I?

    • Matt Painter says:

      I had an undergraduate lecturer once who referred to a particular piece of recursion as “beautiful”. Naturally most of the class laughed, but the beauty – as he described it – was in its elegance.

      I firmly believe that what sets apart good developers from gifted developers is an aesthetic understanding of one’s code – where rather than the aesthetic being purely visual  (brace styles and comment styles aside), it is manifested by appreciation of structure and elegance. That, for me, is the art of creative coding.

      • CH says:

        I’m quite surprised at the “Naturally most of the class laughed”. To me that would be just incredibly sad.

        I wouldn’t even put it as something only for gifted developers. I would have it as a requirement for any good developer, to be able to appreciate beautiful code. Or formulas… or solutions… or…

  3. kmoser says:

    At last! The artists have finally wrested control of coding away from the clutches of those dull, uncreative programmers and made it available to the rest of us–as it was always meant to be.

  4. prof_jellis says:

    Am I the only person who misread this title as The Art of Creative Cooing?  I thought it was some kind of goofy relationship guide that bb was skewering.  Now that I’m awake, coffeed and wearing the good glasses, I’ll think about programming.  SMOOCH!

  5. Gizzy says:

    Holy crap… The Cinder C++ Library is a 165MB file… zipped!! That’s huge!

  6. artao says:

    LOL Has anyone else noticed how the placement of YouTuber’s standard ‘Play’ button makes the logo appear to read as “The Pot Of Creative Coding” ??
    heh heh

  7. I watched the first 2  minutes of the movie, read some comments and the text below the movie. I still think that this is about programmers who are creative. What _IS_ “the art of creative coding”?! Is it a programme? A set of libraries? Looking at the movie, I get to think Creative Coding is a bunch of television screens with cool-looking animations fit for MTV.
    Guys, whenever you publish a website, start your text with a definition of what you offer on that website. Such as… “This is an article about Creative Coding. Creative Coding is…” That’s how marketing people reach programmers.