Netine'(fragment) by Emmanuel Flores Elías
Who are you this spring?
About two weeks ago I asked you this question.
Sylvia Hinz sent us the link to her music, she is the wind. John Strieder introduced us to the Ladies of Metal. Thank you to both of you.
City hopping for a new identity was the next post we shared with you, and we got the beautiful, poetic text written by Anahit Mughnetsyan on her country and how her identity is rooted in Armenia. Thank you, Anahit.
Today’s post is about visions:
Who am I today? Who will I be tomorrow?
Questions I try to answer everyday.
This is it for me: I am a learner. I am curious. I am insatiable. I want to spread my wings.
So today I decided to learn the things the big boys do: CODING
Finally. I will not keep envying the guys for what they can do. I will learn it myself. Step by Step. Even if it scares me. It must be possible. I am a big girl.
Here are artists who code and whom I admire:
Emmanuel Flores Elías, who does beautiful visual art and also composes. I have featured his work “Netine (fragment)” and his images “Japanese Gardens” in this post.
Marko Ciciliani, a composer whom we have featured before with “Suicidal Selfportraits”. He codes his live-electronics in SuperCollider, his videos in open frameworks and C++ and now he learns Blender to develop 3D graphics and automation. Here another example of his work: Time Machine.
And the girls:
Lia whose 3D-printer art “Filament Sculptures” we also showed you before. Lia develops software art, smartphone applications and does live visual art. She often uses open frameworks. Have a look at Diamonds
Cathy van Eck uses MaxMSP. Admittedly, it is an modular object based programming language, so Cathy does not have to code herself. Nevertheless, what she does with MaxMSP is beautiful. Watch my favourite: Song No 3.
They are my role models.
For me it’s Python. That’s what I want to learn first. And the goal is to develop a web application. I will let you know once I got there. Here is, where I learn: Code Academy– Learn to code interactively, for free. Today, I just learned basic syntax. A long way to go, but this is my motto:
What if I just lived my dreams? Start somewhere. Start anywhere. I will stay positive, when things get tough. I won’t give up. Nobody promised me a garden of roses. The joy of being creative is worth it for me.
What is your dream? What did you always want to learn? What is the freedom you are longing for? The garden you want to explore? Your role model?