Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium

The Future Sketches group explores software as a medium for art and design, as well as how toolkits and pedagogical approaches can help inform a new generation of computational craft. In our work and courses we focus on computational sketches, often engaging with the past, as a way of suggesting different possible futures. In addition, we are focused on tools for creative coding, both in tools that currently exist and designing, building, and supporting new tools for computational artistic expression. Todays tools help shape tomorrow’s art. Current research explores generative form, machine learning, and augmented reality with a specific focus on how we can understand the essence of these technologies and use them in unexpected and poetic ways.

The Future Sketches group explores software as a medium for art and design, as well as how toolkits and pedagogical approaches can help inform a new generation of computational craft. In our work and courses we focus on computational sketches, often engaging with the past, as a way of suggesting different possible futures. In addition, we are focused on tools for creative coding, both in tools that currently exist and designing, building, and supporting new tools for computational artistic expression. Todays tools help shape tomorrow’s art. Current research explores generative form, machine learning, and augmented reality with a specific focus on how we can understand the essence of these technologies and use them in unexpected and poetic ways.