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Debunking the Myths of Code: Generative Art

Debunking the Myths of Code: Generative Art

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There's so much talk around 'visualization' in coding - so where does your 'art' fit in this phenomenon? In part III of our 'Debunking The Myths of Code' series, Ursula Wolz is breaking down how generative art relates to coding and how you can use art to become a better developer.

You asked, she's answering:

  • How does generative art relate to coding?
  • When it comes to visualizations, where do I start?
  • & more!

MEET THE SPEAKER:

Ursula Wolz is computer scientist with both academic and entrepreneurial experience in developing computer-based learning environments, including artificially intelligent tutoring systems, and games for modern language learning and data science. She is a recognized leader in computer science curriculum development with an emphasis on broadening participation in computing. Her most recent focus is on algorithm accountability and fostering interdisciplinary computing for social justice. Wolz has taught at the undergraduate level for over 30 years.

Q&A

  • I often find myself caught between 1) trying to find the visualization that optimizes for the most useful information possible at the same time and 2) sticking with visualizations that I know the leadership are familiar and comfortable with (e.g., I want to use violin plots all the time, and they really just seem happiest with line and bar charts). How could I think about balancing these views about visualizations?

    Question by Laura on 2019-06-14
  • Are there any open source projects that a newcomer to generative art could try to participate in?

    Question by Oksana on 2019-06-14
  • Which coding languages?

    Question by Marci on 2019-06-13
  • No question, just learning.

    Question by Michelle on 2019-06-12

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