Warius Watz, the prominent Norwegian artist working with generative systems, spent last week in Stuttgart, teaching New Media students the principles of generative systems. He was showing how they can be used both as pragmatic tools and a conceptual frameworks for creative work. For 5 days students were programming in Processing and managed to achieve results that made themselves and their teacher happy. He even promised to come back!
It happens quite often that newcomers are charmed by code written by gurus and then create graphics that are almost the same. Fortunately it was not the case in Marius’ workshop. Some works look truly original and aesthetically appealing. See the collection of screen shots and the video of the presentation: