Basic Datastructures

With this course, we are slowly but surely entering the realm of real added value over traditional design software. Up to now, we have been primarily focused on formal experiments and learning the basic principles. In doing so, the strengths of Creative Coding have not yet been adequately represented. But as soon as we bring data into play and we let our systems respond to it, they become much more flexible, in fact, basically a bit more intelligent. Data can express something concrete. And design pours that data into an appealing, informative, or even purely experimental form.

In programming languages, more complex data structures are stored in so called arrays. In this course, we’ll take a rudimentary look at the whole thing and use arrays of strings as an example to implement simple typographic visualizations. Ready? Let’s get started!

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