March 25, 2006

Processing recent Visits

by Mary Flanagan · , 9:44 pm

Daniel Shiffman has been making a series of visits to the Integrated Media Arts MFA program at Hunter College. His screen-based interactive art installations have been exhibited at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Directors Club of New York, Galapogos Art Space, the Savannah College of Art & Design, and Tisch School for the Arts. He is also a producing director of Page Seventy-Three Productions, a non-for-profit theater company dedicated to producing and developing the works of emerging playwrights.

Shiffman’s work is extensive, and includes the interactive video installation “Swarm,” which uses video to draw with Craig Reynold’s “Boids”model. I’ve seen work like this before, but Shiffman’s is quite a wonderful use of the model.

At Hunter, Shiffman is giving lectures and workshops related to the API Processing, which many of we GTxAers are using for teaching and experiments. Shiffman teaches an incredible class at NYU called “The Nature of Code” and is a gifted teacher to boot. On the site you will find many examples of his processing know how. On other related Processing news, Friends of Ed is publishing Ira Greenberg’s Foundation Processing in April.