Processing Workshop


22 May 2010
22 May 2010

In this 1-day workshop you will learn the basics of Processing.
Processing is an open source "programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) built for the electronic arts and visual design communities" with the purpose of teaching the basics of computer programming in a visual context, and to serve as the foundation for electronic sketchbooks.


Big Screens. Picture by Daniel Shiffman - Taken from his Flickr .

Introduction to programming with Processing

Computation is for everyone. It’s for artists, musicians, biologists, doctors, dancers, animators, bankers, photographers, librarians, fashion designers, architects, psychologists, journalists, and writers, just to name a few.
This workshop will teach you the basics of computer programming. We'll start with the fundamentals of computer graphics (pixels, digital color, and coordinate systems) and focus on the core concepts of computation (variables, conditionals, iteration, functions, and objects). In addition, we'll touch on some more advanced techniques such as text parsing, image processing, networking, and computer vision.

The trainer

Daniel Shiffman works as an Assistant Arts Professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Originally from Baltimore, Daniel received a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy from Yale University and a Master’s Degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program. He is the author of Learning Processing: A Beginner’s Guide to Programming Images, Animation, and Interaction.


Please bring your laptop to do your coding. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of Processing.

The workshop is from 10.00 to 17.00 and takes place in Mediamatic Bank, our exhibition space.
We serve coffee and tea. Lunch is D.I.Y. (many nice sandwich shops across the street).

Any questions? Please contact Deborah Meibergen at or by phone + 31 (0) 20 - 6389901


Please reserve your spot by clicking the RSVP button. Price is € 50 inc. VAT.
Payment options will be clarified shortly.