Collected here are links to information
and documentation on various technologies that could be used to create
computational design elements
COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN LANGUAGES
Languages created specifically for computational
Developmed by Interaction Design Institute
Ivrea and the Aesthetics and Computation Group. Proce55ing is a context
for exploring the emerging conceptual space enabled by electronic media.
It is an environment for learning the fundamentals of computer programming
within the context of the electronic arts and it is an electronic sketchbook
for developing ideas.
Design by Numbers
Design By Numbers was created for visual
designers and artists as an introduction to computational design.DBN is
both a programming environment and language. The environment provides
a unified space for writing and running programs and the language introduces
the basic ideas of computer programming within the context of drawing.
Visual elements such as dot, line, and field are combined with the computational
ideas of variables and conditional statements to generate images.
in several other environments, including adobe illustrator and other scriptable
PHOTOSHOP & ILLUSTRATOR
Photoshop and Illustrator Actions allow you to automate repeatative tasks
by defining a set of instructions to be executed either on a selection
or a batch of files.
and on pc vbscript. The results are fully editable.
Adobe Studio Exchange
Collections of resources (including actions) for adobe products.
PHOTOSHOP SCRIPTING PLUGIN
Download the plugin required to make photoshop scriptable.
Adobe Scripting Docs
Everything about scripting (these are 500 page books).
PHP is a language well suited to dynamicly
generate web pages. PHP can be expanded to generate pdf, ps, and shockwave
The offical PHP site. Complete php documentation
Lego Mindstorms is a series of lego sets that include a programmable computer
brick and various motors/sensors.
LEGO MINDSTORMS SITE
The offical lego site: information on kits, gallery of robots, challenges.
A ROBOT THAT CAN WRITE
NQC (Not Quite C)
The home page of NQC a language for programming
(available for mac 9 and X)
Director! With the imaging lingo commands introduced a few releases back,
director became a great way to experiment with computationally producing
bitmap graphics. Director can also be used to computational create texts
The official director support website.
The Director Web
The ultimate unofficial director site.
The Director Online User Group's intro to imaging lingo.