Art of CodeArt of Code

The Art of Code is a MA/MFA class that I am teaching at Multidisciplinary New Media department in Paris College of Art. The course provides an introduction to coding for artists and designers who are willing to learn and use it as a form of creative expression.

This website documents
the course materials. If you have any questions, you can contact me on Twitter.

I've been teaching creative coding at Multidisciplinary New Media department at Paris College of Art for the past five years. The course is aimed at artists and designers. Similar to Marshall McLuhan describes, "extensions of our senses alter the way we think," course's objective is to provide an extension to student's creative toolset.

All media are extensions of some human faculty–psychic or physical. The wheel is an extension of the food, the book is an extension of the eye... clothing, an extension of the skin... electric circuitry, an extension of the central nervous system. Media, by altering environment, evoke in us unique ratios of sense perceptions. The extension of any one sense alters the way we think and act–the way we perceive the world. When these ratios change, men change.Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage

Over the years, I've tested many platforms to use in the class, to share code, to collaborate, and to display outcomes. In the end, I've decided to gather all the materials into this website.

Of course, a lot of the content presented on this website wouldn't be possible without Daniel Shiffman's highly informative and entertaining videos. Many students in the class watch them and continue learning at their own pace throughout the course.

This website is a work in progress. Feel free to contact me on Twitter if you have any suggestions or questions.

Gokce Taskan

Reading Materials

Why Love Generative Art

Sol LeWitt: For All To See

The History of Processing by Casey Reas and Ben Fry

Casey Reas and Ben Fry presenting history of Processing and their approach