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Immediacy in creative coding environments

Author:
Roberts, Charles
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Media Arts and Technology
Degree Supervisor:
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin and Tobias Hollerer
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2014
Issued Date:
2014
Topics:
Multimedia Communications and Computer Science
Keywords:
Art
Web browser
Creative Coding
Human Computer Interaction
JavaScript
Electronic music
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014
Description:

We often face impediments to the realization of creative and productive work. These impediments take many forms, social, temporal and technical, and any effort to ameliorate them has the potential to further creative output and afford a more satisfying degree of personal expression. This dissertation examines strategies for removing such impediments by considering immediacy to be the primary concern informing the design of creative coding environments. We examine immediacy as it relates to the execution of artistic works as well as the social aspects of creative production: publication, browsing of prior work, consulting with peers and collaboration. We explore high-level abstractions and meta-programming strategies as a mechanism for simplifying the creation of audiovisual mappings, user interfaces and signal processing graphs in an effort to remove barriers between conceptualization and realization. Although prior literature argues that creative coding is best served by domain specific languages, we argue that our research augments the expressiveness of general purpose programming languages and obviates much of the need for domain specific solutions. We document various implementations of this research and their contributions to a new audiovisual authoring environment, Gibber, designed to improve immediacy in creative coding.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (174 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3k64g64
ISBN:
9781303873195
Catalog System Number:
990044635850203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Charles Roberts
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