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Fox Fridays: Processing (p5.js) Color & Code

Friday, March 10, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Weil Hall, TBD

This workshop would serve as an introduction to the Processing p5.js JavaScript library for creative coding platform. For students in my architecture design studio it would serve as a charette that will lead into our design brief. However, for students outside of my studio, and in other departments, the workshop will serve as a stand-alone introduction to Processing, with a user-friendly design brief aimed at using color, pattern, and simple interactive functions to generate flat compositions.


A working knowledge of Processing and its online support community. The ability to write simple scripts to generate graphic 2D patterns with simple interactive capabilities.


Processing is a visual-arts friendly introduction to coding. No background in code is required. However, Processing is an excellent tool for introducing artists, architects, and designers to what code can offer as a way of opening up the solution-space in a design process. 

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Seminar/Colloquia


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture



Event Contact

Erin Johnston | e.m.johnston@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Brendan Sullivan Shea is an architectural designer, researcher, and educator. His scholarly research and architectural practice explores new technologies and novel strategies of architectural representation, often incorporating analysis of architectural precedents and environmental phenomena as a foundational step in the production of computationally-assisted new works. He is a co-creator of Reimaging, a practice and platform that cultivates representational futures for architectural production, and of Roundhouse, a collaborative curatorial platform focused on facilitating public engagement with the cultural commons and urban sphere. Reimaging’s essays have been published in Project, ARPA, and POOL, and its design work has been exhibited at Center For Architecture NY, A+D Museum, and One Night Stand Los Angeles. The exhibits, workshops, and curatorial projects of Roundhouse have been supported by grants, fellowships, and residencies from the Graham Foundation, Wikipedia, LA as Subject, USC Special Collections, and WuHo.

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