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02 May 2024 · Porto FBAUP

Ludic Aesthetics

Processing Community Day

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About PCD·24 ( ){

The Processing Community Day 2024 (PCD24@Porto) is a free and open-participation event that aims to promote Creative Coding and Computational Thinking in the Arts and Design.

The main event will take place on Thursday, 2nd of May 2024, and we welcome all local, national and international participants interested in this topic to join us at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.

Following the model from previous editions, this year's program will feature a keynote conference, an online exhibition (resulting from the call for works), and a set of warm-up workshops, on different creative coding topics and technologies, and a round table discussion about computation in education.

The PCD24 is a voluntary and open-to-participate organization of the Communication Design, Visual Arts and Drawing bachelor degrees designed for the entire creative community. Organized with the support of the Art, Design, and Society Research Institute (i2ADS) and the ID+ Research Institute as part of the overall initiative of the Processing Foundation. All events in the program are free, but registration is mandatory.

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Preliminary Program ( ){

The PCD24 will organize and host a series of warm-up activities, such as:

Workshops

Kickoff Session

with Eliana Santiago(ID+ / FBAUP)
Rodrigo Carvalho(ID+ / FBAUP)

08 February 2024 — 11:00 GMT
FBAUP Main Auditorium

Register for the Kickoff session here!
The warm-up workshops cyle of activities will begin with a conference Kickoff session, presented by Event Coordinator Eliana Santiago and Organization Member Rodrigo Carvalho.

P5JS Body as Interface

By Rodrigo Carvalho (ID+ / FBAUP)

08 February & 15 February 2024 — from 14:00 to 17:00 GMT
(02 sessions, 03h each)

In-Person Workshop
held in Portuguese at FBAUP room PS12 

REGISTER ON THIS WORKSHOP
This 6-hour beginner/medium level workshop is structured in two 3-hour sessions. The workshop explores experimental human-computer interactions using the body as an interface. Participants will be introduced to the machine learning library ML5, working within p5js (the Javascript version of processing). The workshop will start by approaching basic examples of using hands, body, and face as interface, and then explore how the augmented body can be used as a tool for audiovisual creation. Participants will create a project using body interaction to be considered to be exhibited during the Processing Community Day 2024.

PARAMETRIC DESIGN APPROACHES IN P5.JS

By Rafael Gonçalves (ESAD)

27 February & 05 March 2024 — from 10:00 to 13:00 GMT
(02 sessions, 03h each)

In-Person Workshop
held in Portuguese at FBAUP room PS43 

REGISTER ON THIS WORKSHOP
This is a 6-hour intermediate-level workshop structured in two 3-hour sessions: February 27th and March 5th. We will use the p5.js creative coding library for the web: https://p5js.org/
Participants will learn how to use browser-based input elements such as text input, number input, range selector, color picker, etc., to introduce parametric principles in their p5.js sketches. The workshop will explore how we can design and develop interface elements through HTML, CSS, and Javascript that can manipulate variables within the participants' sketches in real-time. The workshop dedicates a 3-hour session to project assistance and feedback.

figure-figure ground-ground

By CADA

12 & 13 March 2024 — from 09:00 to 13:00 GMT
(02 sessions, 04h each)

In-Person Workshop
held in Portuguese, at FBAUP room PS43(Tuesday12) and room PS21 (Wednesday 13).

REGISTER ON THIS WORKSHOP
This workshop reconsiders the human perception of figure and background. For inspiration, we will explore artworks that capture the ambiguities of the ground-ground setting and scenarios that play with the figure-figure, but we will not deal with optical illusions or Gestalt theories. Participants will devise innovative artistic strategies for their studio work - from the inside out and outside in. The logic behind this workshop has been developed in line with CADA's new 'ground-ground' piece, which understands reality as an integral whole. It introduces the idea that human cognition, like animal cognition, is deeply ecological. The workshop also seeks to remind participants that a sense of reciprocity can be shared between the viewer and the creator of an artwork in terms of experience - and, in this context, between the participants.

Organization

Previous Editions ( since ){

Previous editions have been organized since 2019.
PCD@Porto, 2023 PCD@Coimbra, 2022 PCD@Coimbra, 2021 PCD@Porto, 2021 PCD@Coimbra, 2020 PCD@Porto, 2020 PCD@Lisbon, 2019 PCD@Lisbon, 2019 PCD@Porto, 2019