Ira Greenberg, Director of the Center of Creative Computation and Associate Professor at SMU, an active developer of the Processing software, and the author of Processing: Creative Coding and Computational Art, will be speaking at FSU Digitech, Friday March 30 at 12:30.
With an eclectic background combining elements of painting and programming, Ira Greenberg has been a painter, 2D and 3D animator, print designer, web and interactive designer/developer, programmer, art director, creative director, managing director, art professor, and author. He wrote the first major language reference on the Processing language, Processing: Creative Coding and Computational Art, friends of ED, 2007. Ira holds a BFA from Cornell University and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ira has steadily exhibited his work, consulted within industry, and lectured widely throughout his career. He was affiliated with the Flywheel Gallery in Piermont, New York, and the Bowery Gallery in New York City. He was a managing director and creative director for H2O Associates in New York’s Silicon Alley, where he helped build a new media division during the golden days of the dot-com boom and then bustâ€”barely parachuting back to safety in the ivory tower. Since then, he has been inciting students to create inspirational new media art; lecturing; and holding residencies at numerous institutions, including Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), University of Edinburgh (UK), University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Seton Hall University; Monmouth University; University of California, Santa Barbara; Kutztown University; Moravian College; Northampton Community College’s Digital Art Institute; Lafayette College; Lehigh University; the Art Institute of Seattle; Studio Art Centers International (in Florence, Italy); and the City and Guilds of London Art School (UK).
Currently, Ira is Director of the Center of Creative Computation and Associate Professor at SMU, with a joint approintment in the Meadows School of the Arts and the Lyle School of Engineering. Previously, he was Associate Professor at Miami University (Ohio), where he held a joint appointment within the School of Fine Arts and Interactive Media Studies program and an affiliate member of the Department of Computer Science and Systems Analysis.
Bio: Bret Victor invents tools that enable people to understand and create. He has designed experimental UI concepts at Apple, interactive data graphics for Al Gore, and musical instruments at Alesis.
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