A short while ago I got an email from Hartmut Bohnacker, one of the authors of a book called “Generative Gestaltung”. In his words, “In this book we try to explain the basic principles how to generate images with code.” The code used is Processing. You can find out more about it at http://www.generative-gestaltung.de/
The reason they were contacting me is that the book included some works and code based on my Lissajous Webs at Art From Code. They had credited me with the idea, but wanted to inform me personally. I, of course, was fine with it – honored in fact – and asked if I could get a copy of the book.
The book arrived the other day, and it’s a beauty. Textbook sized, and almost 500 pages. A huge color plate section – over 150 pages, and the rest is code and lots of images. Unfortunately, it’s in German, which means I can’t read a word of it, but I can read the code anyway.
Anyway, if you are into processing, or just want an amazing generative art coffee table type book, check it out.
Actually, I just noticed on the site that an English version is in the works as well. I wonder if I can cajole my way into getting a free copy of that too…