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Casey Reas

The Thing that Makes the Thing is More Interesting than the Thing


Thursday, March 12, 2015
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. Using emergent networks and layered instructions, he has created a unique area of visual experience that builds upon concrete art, conceptual art, experimental animation, and drawing. In 2001, with Ben Fry, he initiated Processing, an open source programming language and environment created for visual artists. While dynamic, generative software remains his core medium, work in variable media including prints, objects, installations, and performances materialize from his visual systems. Reas has exhibited, screened, and performed his work internationally in galleries and museums around the world including the Whitney, bitforms gallery, Ars Electronica and Transmediale.

Additional Appearance at MOCAD: Friday March 13th at 7pm

With support from the Institute for the Humanities, School of Information, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).


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