Event - Intro to Generative Art: From Handcraft to Digital

Intro to Generative Art: From Handcraft to Digital

03.05.17, 1:00 pm

Come and learn about generative art with artist Liu Chang.

We are in a special era surrounded by numerous emerging technologies that can be applied to the creative practice to enrich creation or generate new ideas. Through this workshop participants will learn about the history and context of “generative art”, as well as basic coding skills through using Processing, an open-source programming software. The instructor, Liu Chang, will lead a series of activities as a metaphor for attendees to better understand generative flow, algorithm, and code logic, will also provide the syllabus and resources of coding tutorial, examples, books, and websites.

What’s generative art? Generative art refers to any art practice where the artist creates a process, such as a set of natural language rules, a computer program, a machine, or other procedure invention, which is then set into motion with some degree of autonomy contributing to or resulting in a completed world of art.

Please bring a laptop (PC/Mac) with the software Processing (download link)
• Location: Theater (2nd floor)
• Free Program in English
• No pre-registration required
• For further questions email nung-hsin@queensmuseum.org


1-3pm Introduction

3-4pm Generative coding exercise through the software Processing (download link)

Liu Chang graduated from the Interactive Telecommunication Program of New York University, New York (M.P.S), Liu Chang is a visual artist based in New York. Liu is a co-founder of Hibanana Studio, an artists alliance studio, focusing on visual art, live visual performance, audiovisual installation, coding art and interactive installation. Liu Chang’s work has been frequently exhibited in China, the United States and South America. In October 2016, she had her solo exhibition in New York at Fou Gallery.

Image: Generative art by Liu Chang

New New Yorkers is made possible by Altman Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, and Con Edison. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.