February 9 2019
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Processing Foundation is pleased to announce Processing Community Day (PCD), a day to celebrate art, code, and diversity in communities worldwide. PCD @ mpls is an inclusive event that will bring together people of all ages to celebrate and explore art & code.

Processing is a free and open-source software platform for code within the context of the visual arts, created by Casey Reas and Ben Fry. It is complemented by a web version, called p5.js, created by Lauren McCarthy. Processing and p5.js are used by a worldwide community of artists, coders, educators, and students.

When & Where ?!

2/9/19 – 9:30am @ MCAD

Processing community day minneapolis is hosted by the minneapolis college of art and design. It starts at 9:30am on February 9th, 2019.

MCAD is at:
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis MN, 55404

parking info...

Tentative Schedule:

pcd@mpls is free! It's ok to show up at any point over the morning, but we would appreciate if you let us know that you're coming!

discussion sessions!

10:00am @ auditorium 140

The morning session has been changed to an unconference format. This informal format provides an opportunity for any attendee to lead discussions, present work, teach workshops and devise new models for effective communication. We will use a ‘wiki’ format, meaning that the schedule of discussion will be constructed and edited by the attendees themselves, based on their shared enthusiasms and interests.

Once the schedule is created during the 9:30-10am social time, we will break out into smaller groups to discuss what is resonating within our local community. Please bring along any topics you'd like to lead a session on! If someone proposes to lead a session that you'd also like to lead, there will be opportunities to colaborate!

We changed the format from lightning talks to sessions to better foster community and to provide a place for expanded discussion within the Twin Cities creative community with regards to art, code, activism, education, and/or creative technology in general. We've found this community can be hard to pinpoint in the Twin Cities, and we'd love to provide a place & opportunity to strengthen it!

some proposed groups, topics, workshops:

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beginner Workshop!

11:15am @ auditorium 140

Are you new to art & code? We will be hosting a beginners workshop to get you up and running using p5.js and it's online code editor. If you're an artist, designer, student or hobbyist, we'll give you the tools you need to start your journey working with code. If you're an educator looking to incorporate art & code into your curriculum but don't know where to start, this workshop will give you a chance to try out p5.js and see if it'd be a good fit for your classroom's creative coding needs.

Please bring a laptop to participate.

A tablet or smartphone will also work, but are just a touch less enjoyable to use for coding!
If you dont have access to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop that you can bring along, get in touch and we'll provide a device for you to use.

exhibition & panel

1/22–2/24 @ main gallery

Roman Verostko and the Cloud of Unknowing, A Retrospective Exhibition.

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 25
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion:
Tuesday, February 19
Auditorium 150
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Featuring Roman Verostko, Grant D. Taylor, and Christiane Paul in conversation with Steve Dietz.

Roman Verostko (born 1929), an emeritus professor at MCAD who taught for twenty-six years and served in numerous administrative capacities, is an internationally-recognized figure in the development of generative, algorithmic art. Unlike many of his contemporaries who came from engineering and computer science backgrounds, Verostko was a Benedictine monk at Saint Vincent Archabbey and a professionally-trained painter and scholar well-versed in the history of art, philosophy, mathematics, and theology before he started to work with electronic and digital media in the late 1960s.

The retrospective exhibition includes over sixty original works by Verostko, encompassing his pre-algorist work, algorithmic pen and brush plotter drawings, early screen/video pieces, electronic machines, mural projects, artist books, and newer editioned prints. One of the artist's pen plotters will be featured, as will selections from his archives of detailed notes, equations, and codes. Rather than a strict chronological retrospective, the exhibition will be organized around major themes that appear throughout Verostko's work, such as his search for pure form, his interest in logic, his merging of eastern and western aesthetics and philosophy, and his understanding of his home "Pathway Studio" as a modern day electronic scriptorium.

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