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M5_final presentations

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M3_final presentations on romantic processing

Module 3 has concluded and the results have been uploaded on the internet. Here you can watch the presentation videos of the students’ exercizes on romantic processing.

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M3_romantic.. processing

Having experimented with processing on a medieval and renaissance environment, the next step was to proceed in the baroque and romantic era.
In romanticism everything gets coordinated, properties are put on the media and elements are orchestrated to each other. The ability to manage all these populations is given to us by the use of numbers on arrays, while swarms of elements can even be set free from rigid arithmetics.
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M3_Coding in a renaissance logic…

From the bodily movement of the medieval thinking, the next step includes the imitation of more abstract concepts, in the context of a “renaissance” thinking.

Now the stage is not controlled only by lists of elements like text, sound, image, video etc,  but also by numbers, fields, streams, strings, arrays etc, with the arithmetics being of major importance. The elements get faces and become independent persons with a certain character that expresses them.

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Aiming to understand the basic principals of coding, we tried to imitate pattern of thought from past centuries. During the very first week of the third module the scheme was to think in a “medieval” way! Values, numbers, colors are all forbidden. Only movements are on the stage. Code is writen according to medieval principles with its small cosmos organized in a strict way. It imitates the movement of the body and this is directly transported to the movement of the objects. The results? Huge codes, everything in order, nice patterns,… and we are looking forward to the Renaissance!

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