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Process 18 (Software 3)

2010 (made)
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TitleProcess 18 (Software 3) (assigned by artist)
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generative software
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Code for 'Process 18 (Software 3)', by Casey Reas, USA, 2010
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Casey Reas initiated the popular open source programming language, Processing, with Ben Fry in 2001. Reas is interested in the concept of emergence, where a simple set of rules leads to a complex system. The works in his 'Process' series all start with a written text describing the interactions between elements, forms and behaviours. The text is then translated into machine-readable code. The resulting software, such as Process 18 (shown here) can be seen as an interpretation of the original written instructions.
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Record createdJuly 12, 2011
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