Experiments in Processing


Processing allows a visual user interface and JAVA language  in  which  to create geometric objects or graphic visualisations with  ‘intelligence’  in  the form of an algorithm or rules. It is therefore freely adaptable through its data/ script input and relationships can be embedded to create adaptable/ parametric visual output. I aim to begin exploring the capability of Processing.

  1. Moving a single entity over a defined field of space.
  2. Applying gravity and bounce to the single entity.
  3. A string of connected single entities within a gravity field.
  4. Creating new single entities from a moving entity within gravity a gravity field.
  5. Creating a random array of multiple entities with gravity and bounce.
  6. Rule based relationship and connection of multiple random entities.
  7. Rule based creation, death and migration of multiple random




A look at ‘Processing’

Since I have to keep my leg elevated for weeks following surgery on my Ankle I decided to look at learning processing/ scripting to determine whether it could help with my work.

Processing Title

Processing is an open source programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) built for the electronic arts and visual design communities with
the purpose of teaching the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context, and to serve as the foundation for electronic sketchbooks. The project was initiated in 2001 by Casey Reas and Benjamin Fry, both formerly of  the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab. The language builds on the Java language, but uses a simplified syntax and graphics programming model’.