Introduction to Computing and the Arts

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more coming soon...


free sounds from the freesound project

free sounds from the OLPC project

ETS tech workshops

processing web site

processing code from the book is downloadable here

cycling 74 (max/MSP) web site (don't install demo yet... Wait until sound programming unit)

web design resources




Selected Texts

Chun, W. H. K. and T. Keenan (2006). New media, old media : a history and theory reader. New York, Routledge.

Druckrey, T. (1999). Ars Electronica : facing the future : a survey of two decades. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press.

Greene, R. (2004). Internet art. London ; New York, Thames & Hudson.

Harrigan, P. and N. Wardrip-Fruin (2004). First person : new media as story, performance, and game. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press.

Kahn, D. (1999). Noise, water, meat: a history of sound in the arts. Cambridge, MIT Press.

Lunenfeld, P. (2000). Snap to grid : a user's guide to digital arts, media, and cultures. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press.

Lunenfeld, P. (2000). The Digital dialectic : new essays on new media. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press.

Maeda, J. (1999). Design by numbers. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press.

Manovich, L. (2002). The language of new media. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press.

McLuhan, M. (1966). Understanding media: the extensions of man. New York, New American Library.

O'Sullivan, D. and T. Igoe (2004). Physical computing : sensing and controlling the physical world with computers. Boston, Thomson.

Packer, R. and K. Jordan (2002). Multimedia : from Wagner to virtual reality. New York, Norton.

Paul, C. (2003). Digital art. London, Thames & Hudson.

Rush, M. (2005). New media in art. London, Thames & Hudson.

Sterne, J. (2003). The audible past: cultural origins of sound reproduction. Durham, Duke University Press.

Tribe, M. and R. Jana (2006). New media art. Köln ; London, Taschen.

Wardrip-Fruin, N. and N. Montfort (2003). The new media reader. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press.

Wilson, S. (2002). Information arts : intersections of art, science, and technology. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press.