A conversation with Raphaël de Courville

Published by Tim on Monday July 24, 2023

Last modified on January 25th, 2024 at 14:06

A few weeks ago I had the honor to meet Raphaël de Courville in person at the audivisual jam at MotionLab in Berlin. Many of you might be familiar with him, as he has built a great community for Creative Coding. On Sundays he can usually be found streaming on Twitch, he authored more than 100 Creative Coding newsletters, he founded the Creative Code Berlin and now he works for the Processing Foundation as community lead. I immediately invited him for a conversation and here it is! Yay!


  • 00:01:12 On livestreaming
  • 00:04:43 Richard Bourne on Open Processing (link)
  • 00:06:46 I explain how i use YouTube
  • 00:07:32 Using YouTube for streaming trustTheProcess()
  • 00:08:07 Using the Google Sheets API as a CSV endpoint in Processing
  • 00:08:45 Markdown
  • 00:09:30 Raphaël on making a newsletter
  • 00:12:00 About Digital Gardening
  • 00:14:50 Processing Code Jam / Creative Code Jam
  • 00:20:43 Creative Coding Barcelona
  • 00:22:50 Creative Coding and Graphic Design
  • 00:23:25 Raphaël’s relationship with Graphic Design
  • 00:24:33 Tims relationship with Graphic Design
  • 00:27:30 The place of Creative Coding among the academics
  • 00:29:57 What kind of importance do we give to these kind of skills?
  • 00:34:55 Algorithmic way of thinking
  • 00:38:03 Not the only way
  • 00:38:56 Processing as a school
  • 00:40:46 OpenProcessing
  • 00:41:20 Our relationship with technology and computers
  • 00:44:25 How to look at technology
  • 00:47:22 How Raphaël approaches teaching
  • 00:50:00 How Tim approaches teaching
  • 00:52:08 About NFT’s
  • 01:08:03 Possibilities on Social Media
  • 01:16:53 Final thoughts

Many thanks to Matheus Pacheco for adding the shownotes! 🙏



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