March 25, 2006

Processing recent Visits

by Mary Flanagan · , 9:44 pm

Daniel Shiffman has been making a series of visits to the Integrated Media Arts MFA program at Hunter College. His screen-based interactive art installations have been exhibited at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Directors Club of New York, Galapogos Art Space, the Savannah College of Art & Design, and Tisch School for the Arts. He is also a producing director of Page Seventy-Three Productions, a non-for-profit theater company dedicated to producing and developing the works of emerging playwrights.

Shiffman’s work is extensive, and includes the interactive video installation “Swarm,” which uses video to draw with Craig Reynold’s “Boids”model. I’ve seen work like this before, but Shiffman’s is quite a wonderful use of the model.

At Hunter, Shiffman is giving lectures and workshops related to the API Processing, which many of we GTxAers are using for teaching and experiments. Shiffman teaches an incredible class at NYU called “The Nature of Code” and is a gifted teacher to boot. On the site you will find many examples of his processing know how. On other related Processing news, Friends of Ed is publishing Ira Greenberg’s Foundation Processing in April.

2 Responses to “Processing recent Visits”


  1. nick Says:

    Dan is a great and very dynamic guy indeed, and his teaching and work is well worth checking out. I met him when he came down to sit in on Charles Bernstein’s seminar at Penn last semester. He wrote a Processing piece in response to some of the things discussed in the class!

    Last Tuesday, I “visited” (via iChat AV) Dan’s class “Programming from A to Z,” which deals with creative text processing, to talk about interactive fiction a bit. In addition to helping his students through a challenging course of study, he also managed to handle the telecommunications well enough so that this wasn’t a farce, which is no mean feat.

    Thanks for these notes about his work and teaching, Mary.

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