Join us for two events featuring artist, programmer and writer Chandler McWilliams, co-author of the recently published Form+Code in Design, Art and Architecture.
Lecture and Screening
Monday, October 17, 7 p.m.
School of Cinematic Arts 112
McWilliams will describe computational aesthetics and provide examples of code (i.e., computer programs) as visual expression. He will also screen short-form videos that explore how the computational capacity of the computer has impacted our conceptions of image, sound and storytelling.
Friday, October 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Institute for Multimedia Literacy Blue Lab
746 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles
Admission is free. Reservations required. To RSVP, click on the links below beginning Wednesday, September 28, at 9 a.m.
USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.
General Public: To RSVP, click here.
The workshop will focus on the relationship between code (i.e., computer programs) and visual form. The event will be centered around six themes: designing with numbers, repetition, parameterization, visualization, transformation and simulation. Using these themes, we will discuss procedural and algorithmic work from architecture, design and fine art and use these starting points to learn the basics of computer programming and creating software for the screen. Each participant will work with sample programs related to the six themes.
About the Artist
Chandler McWilliams is an artist, programmer and writer. He has studied film, photography and political science, and completed graduate work in philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York City. McWilliams is the co-author of Form+Code in Design, Art and Architecture. He lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches in the Department of Design Media Arts at the UCLA School of the Arts. His current work focuses on themes of affect, repetition, computation and epistemology.
Organized by Holly Willis (Cinematic Arts).
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