8 04 2008

Interactive Trees from

Interactive Trees

Software is a unique medium with unique qualities.

Concepts and emotions that are not possible to express in other media may be expressed in this medium. Software requires its own terminology and discourse and should not be evaluated in relation to prior media such as film, photography, and painting. History shows that technologies such as oil paint, cameras, and film have changed artistic practice and discourse, and while we do not claim that new technologies improve art, we do feel they enable different forms of communication and expression. Software holds a unique position among the artistic media because of its ability to produce dynamic forms, process gestures, define behavior, simulate natural systems, and integrate other media including sound, image, and text. (Reas. 2007: p1)’

Reas, C., Fry, B. (2007), Processing, MIT Press: Cambridge.




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