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- Title The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing
- Author(s) Daniel Shiffman
- Publisher: The Nature of Code (December 13, 2012)
- Paperback: 520 pages
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- Language: English
- ISBN-10/ASIN: 0985930802
- ISBN-13: 978-0985930806
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How can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? How can understanding the mathematical principles behind our physical world help us to create digital worlds?
This book focuses on a range of programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems, from elementary concepts in mathematics and physics to more advanced algorithms that enable sophisticated visual results. Readers will progress from building a basic physics engine to creating intelligent moving objects and complex systems, setting the foundation for further experiments in generative design.
- Daniel Shiffman is an Assistant Arts Professor in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Originally from Baltimore, Daniel received a bachelor of arts in mathematics and philosophy from Yale University and his master's degree from ITP. He develops tutorials, examples, and libraries for Processing, the open-source programming language and environment created by Casey Reas and Ben Fry. He is also the author of Learning Processing: A Beginner's Guide to Programming Images, Animation, and Interaction (2008).
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