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M2 Scenic Drive

monstroCITY is the result of a 3-day group programming exercise, exploring Shape Grammar concepts in Processing.  Setup like a game of The Exquisite Corpse,  each student was assigned a part of the city to code – from terrain to window mullion – while developing rules to generate the city using a prescribed set of geometric functions.  Just as in the Surrealist’s game, each collaborator adds to the composition without seeing what came before and without knowing what will come after – the only connection between each part is a set of agreed tags that will allow the final sequence to be connected.  The resulting monstroCITY is a quirky, sometimes-ugly-but-often-charming place, autonomously conceived by the class’s first introductory steps into programming.