books about processing

FORM+CODE  by Casey Reas and Chandler McWilliams

Casey has been hard at work with Chandler McWilliams and LUST to write
“FORM+CODE in Design, Art, and Architecture”, a non-technical introduction
to the history, theory, and practice of software in the arts. It’s densely
packed with diverse projects and images. The book’s website has a nice set
of introductory Processing examples:


Buy at amazon:
Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture (Design Briefs)

The excellent new book “Processing for Visual Artists: How to Create
Expressive Images and Interactive Art” by Andrew Glassner is now available.
It’s the longest Processing book yet coming in at 955 pages, and it’s also
well written, clearly organized, and full color throughout.
Buy at amazon:
Processing for Visual Artists: How to Create Expressive Images and Interactive Art

Saturday, August 27th, 2011 | books, generic design, media art, processing, programming | Comments Off on books about processing

Design und Kunst auf einem Kontinuum

Ich habe mich schon immer gefragt, wo die Grenze ist, bzw. wer die bestimmt.
Für mich gibt es keine. Ich empfinde einen fliessenden Übergang und genau der ist das interessante an der Sache.
Der b-side table von betatank veranschaulicht das schön, das Buch von den Gestalten “taxing art” sicherlich bald auch (kommt April 2011 raus):


Beta Tank

Introducing the b-side tableBeta Tank releases its newest object from the Taxing Art series, the b-side table, commissioned by Dilmos Gallery, Milan for the Unison exhibition during Milano Salone (April 2011). Alongside, Beta Tank releases the new book Taxing Art, published by Gestalten (May 2011) .

The b-side table is the last object from the Taxing Art series, a project which examined the effect tax laws have on art and design. The b-side table is the latest object, which plays with the idea that furniture can be both functional and nonfunctional, which decides whether or not pieces can be taxed at a 7% VAT rate or a 19% VAT. The table is half hand-made and have machine-made; the hand-made half is sculptured in such a way that it renders it useless as a table, thus incurring a 7% VAT (functionality being what German law uses to distinguish design from art), but the other half is a regular coffee table and would incur a 19% VAT.

In recent years, the boundaries between art and design have become more and more blurred. Today, it is not the object itself, but rather its economic functionality that determines its categorization. Astonishingly, it is often customs officials who subjectively decide what constitutes art and design based on their personal views and erratic local tax laws.

Alongside these objects, Beta Tank is releasing Taxing Art, an ironic, clever documentation and analysis of the effect of traditional, bureaucratic procedures on innovative work. It is a revealing, illustrated essay that puts the spotlight on the largely underestimated effect that tax laws have on where design ends and art begins. The book features all five objects that were made in response to these stringent laws, as well as the narrative of the objects’ unique 12,000-kilometer journey to test the tax laws around the world.

(Text: Gestalten Verlag,

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 | art, design | Comments Off on Design und Kunst auf einem Kontinuum

Typodance from Frank Höhne

great typoanimation for a song of Norman Palm

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 | art, design, graphic, media art, typo | Comments Off on Typodance from Frank Höhne


Alain Delorms impressive picts of chinese bike-transportation

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 | art, photography | Comments Off on Totems

draw and fold over

funny game for lazy autumn afternoons


Monday, September 20th, 2010 | art, computergames, electronics, graphic, media art, visual interfaces, web2.0 | Comments Off on draw and fold over

new game design

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Sunday, September 12th, 2010 | art, computergames, electronics, graphic, media art | Comments Off on new game design


Alphabethsculptures, marked out and cut by hand. Not print, no plotter no laser cutter. Only a pencil, a ruler, a compass point and a blade.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 | art, design, graphic, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Paperworks

White Bouncy Castle

Installation von William Forsythe, Dana Caspersen und Joel Ryan

noch bis 12.9.2010 (Große Deichtorhalle, Hamburg)

Schweißtreibende Istallation, die einen völlig neuen Blick auf modenen Tanz vermittelt.

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 | art, exhibitions, Uncategorized | Comments Off on White Bouncy Castle

Katja Strunz: Canopy Curtain


4. September bis 10. Oktober 2010

Katja Strunz: Canopy Curtain

Ausstellungseröffnung: 3. September 2010 – 19.30 h

Im Hof vor der Kunst-Station Sankt Peter wird ein Stück Himmel auf den Boden fallen: Katja Strunz ist mit ihren großen skulpturalen Faltungen bekannt geworden. Diese Wandarbeiten werden nun ganz neu interpretiert und als stehende Arbeit gezeigt.

In der Kirche wird auf der Empore eine installative Sammlung gezeigt, die zwischen Lampen, Fundstücken und Instrumenten zu einem Garten der Wahrnehmung wird. Mit akustischen Elementen kann der Besucher in eine eigene Welt abtauchen, die von der Kunst inspiriert wird.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 | art, exhibitions, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Katja Strunz: Canopy Curtain

Animated Grafics

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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 | design, graphic, media art | Comments Off on Animated Grafics