Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | July 30, 2010

Text and Image

Process 14 is a text that defines a process and a software interpretation of the text. The text can be read in the Process Compendium.The text is displayed next to a dual projection surface. The process executes simultaneously on both sides. The mechanisms are exposed on the right and the process surface generates on the left.

A rectangular surface densely filled with instances of Element 4, each with a different size and direction. Display the intersections by drawing a circle at each point of contact. Set the size of each circle relative to the distance between the centers of the overlapping Elements. Draw the smallest possible circle as black and the largest as white, with varying grays between.

Implemented by C.E.B. Reas
Fall 2006 / Winter 2008
Processing v.122 / v.135

Process Compendium Short:

NAME = C.E.B. Reas
LANGUAGE = Processing
YEAR = 2008

The most important element of Process [#] is the text. The text is the Process described in English, written with the intention of translating its content into software. The software interpretation is secondary to the text.

The text leaves many decisions open to be determined by a programmer. The decisions must be made using personal judgment, thus the text is interpreted through the act of translating the Process from English into a machine language. Process [#] was translated in [#SOFTWARE] different ways by [NAME] into the [LANGUAGE] language in [YEAR].

The hardware running this software Process is inconsequential. In time, the hardware will inevitably fail. The current hardware was selected to be as robust as is possible with current technology, but contemporary electronics are fragile. If an element of the hardware fails, it can be replaced without diminishing the work. Eventually, compatible components will no longer be available because computing technologies are continually changing. When this event inevitably occurs, a new hardware system will need to be acquired and the software should be rewritten for the new hardware to take advantage of the technical advancements since the original interpretation.

Each Process may have one or more of the following manifestations:

Process # (Software #)
Process # (Image #)
Process # (Diagram #)
Process # (Drawing #)
Process # (Audio #)
Process # (Object #)

C. E. B. REAS (b. 1972, United States) lives and works in Los Angeles. His software, prints, and installations have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. visit his web here


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