Creative Coding

Monday, July 12th - Thursday, July 15th
Application Deadline: June 30th

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Course Abstract:
Students (age 15 - 18) will learn how to code and create experimental drawings while learning the fundamentals of computer programming. We will look at contemporary artists practicing in the fields of experimental drawing, creative coding and interactive art. We will use the free and open-source software called Processing. This compiler allows students to visualize graphically coding concepts and apply them to interactive art works and creative software.

Eric Souther is a new media artist who draws from a multiplicity of disciplines, including anthropology, linguistics, ritual, critical theory, and New Materialism. He develops video instruments that investigate technological & cultural ecologies, agency, and emergence. He looks for new ways of seeing beyond the seductive qualities of an image, and to find unseen connections that help us understand our digital and non-digital existence. His work takes many pathways, which include single-channel video, interactive installation, projection mapping, print, virtual reality, and audiovisual performance.

You will attend classes and discussions via an online, virtual platform. Further information, including a detailed program schedule and online platform details, will be sent upon acceptance.

The cost is $100. A $50 deposit is required.

How To Apply:
We are partnering with CampDoc (an online registration program) to better serve our campers and staff. CampDoc offers online registration and an electronic record system for campers. The CampDoc site is secure, encrypted and password protected. Only Alfred University Summer Health Staff will have access to camper information.

To gain access to our online application, please use the following link (we support the current and previous major releases of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari):

Camp Registration Portal (CampDoc)
CampDoc Registration Instructions

Acceptance Next Steps:
The program director will evaluate all applications and determine who will be accepted. Acceptance and non-acceptance notifications will be sent via email. Once campers are accepted, they will be directed to pay the camp tuition and will be provided with the official schedule and online platform information. Any questions should be directed to Eric Souther.

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daily overview: 9-9:10 AM

artists and code in the world: 9:10-10 AM

fundamentals of creative coding: 10-12 PM

Lunch break: 12-1 PM

Inspiration: 1-1:20 PM

experimentation & problem solving: 1:20-3 PM

Alfred University is located in the peaceful village of Alfred in western New York State, where summer days are warm and nights are cool and comfortable. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys, Alfred University is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable week learning more about a favorite subject and meeting other students who share your interests.

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