Casey Reas' (b. 1972, USA) ongoing Process series explores the dialectical relationship between naturally evolved systems and those that are engineered and synthetic. The imagery evokes transformation, and visualizes systems in motion and at rest. Equally embracing the qualitative nature of human perception and the quantitative rules that define digital culture, organic form emerges from precise mechanical structures.
Reas derives his software from short text instructions explaining processes that define networks. The instructions are expressed in different media including natural language, machine code, computer simulations, and static images. Each translation of these instructions reveals a different perspective, and may combine with the other forms of visualization to express a more complete representation of the constructed network of form.
Reas is an Associate Professor at UCLA, and holds a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Media Arts and Sciences, where he studied in John Maeda’s Aesthetics and Computation group. With Ben Fry, Reas initiated Processing.org in 2001. Processing is an open source programming language and environment for creating images, animation, and interaction. In September 2007, they published "Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists", a 736 page comprehensive introduction to programming within the context of visual media (MIT Press).
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