Compare and contrast to the demoscene

category: general [glöplog]
codetree: Watch your code branch out

Can digital artists learn new techniques, be exposed to new coding structures, and better express themselves by working in tandem or in a group?

CodeTree is an attempt to create a worthwhile dialogue between new media artists of different skill levels and backgrounds. The project’s objective is to offer a social network that facilitates learning and artistic expression—a place where coders can dissect, share, and expand upon one another’s code (...)
added on the 2005-12-17 12:26:25 by _-_-__ _-_-__
macromedia flut?
added on the 2005-12-17 12:39:10 by havoc havoc
Some of the stuff is rather cool, the most is not. They've got shadebobs and all :)
added on the 2005-12-17 12:41:55 by Preacher Preacher
don't lose time browsing it
People posting gfx effects is just barely similar to what we know as "demoscene". Aesthetically speaking, most of the applets just look butt ugly.
added on the 2005-12-17 17:29:42 by dixan dixan
this is like demoscene without the cool.
added on the 2005-12-17 17:46:50 by Gargaj Gargaj
I guess I should not bother explaining. But I am not a person to regret this kind of things.

You appear most focused on the content, but what about the process? Essentially what I tried to emphasize in my quote.

added on the 2005-12-17 18:55:19 by _-_-__ _-_-__
It's the same problem as anything open like this. You might not like other's interpretations and continuations of your original effect.
added on the 2005-12-17 19:29:34 by Gargaj Gargaj
If that's the only issue in the whole dynamics, it is rather easy to fix. Just force people to read writtings by seneque before partaking.
added on the 2005-12-17 19:42:09 by _-_-__ _-_-__
interesting. i had never heard of the Processing project. maybe a good way to introduce kids to programming... going to download to check it out cuz it could be a nice place for my younger bro to start.
added on the 2005-12-17 23:31:29 by blackpawn blackpawn
processing is java-based..BB Image
added on the 2005-12-18 10:28:07 by jaw jaw
j, I don't think it's such a good idea to make a kid start with C, though. Too much bullshit, not enough fun. I'd think a little child might like to have fancy results quickly, so he would not care about the underlying technology. If the goal is to make the kid discover the joy of procedural graphics, at least.
added on the 2005-12-18 12:09:02 by _-_-__ _-_-__

If the goal is to make the kid discover the joy of procedural graphics, at least.

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added on the 2005-12-18 12:28:08 by bruce bruce


my lil bro doesn´t give a flying crap about this though :)
added on the 2005-12-19 02:48:55 by Reboot Reboot