FITC Amsterdam 2015

2015-02-23 00:00:00 2015-02-25 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2015 Explore the undiscovered horizon, break walls between creator and spectator using any medium and means necessary. Amsterdam FITC Amsterdam


Creative coding is about wonder, exploration and learning. And Frederik is happy to label himself a creative coder. Code gives him an outlet to play since he’s always been fascinated by physical, biological, computational systems and their odd behavior. According to him, something within resonates and generates a feeling about a certain way the world is behaving.

Frederik will try to convey some of that feeling. A feeling that on any level, research and innovation only make sense when approached with curiosity, a sense of wonder and above all limitless play. A feeling that we have been taught the right things the wrong way. A feeling that creativity is undervalued. A feeling that we are blindly chasing surrogate numbers. And why, in a world where there is static, the state is increasingly irrelevant, the generative principle, the art of dynamics, of rules and systems, of interactions and emergence could actually be at the center of a revolution of thought.

*Warning: this presentation is produced in a facility that handles generative design, rule-based systems, Processing, snowflakes, polyhedra, quantum noise, division, data viz, assorted ranting, and trace amounts of art and physics.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

A baseline of curiosity and patience.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. The lie of the prism and the truth of the rainbow.
  2. The dangers of the executive summary.
  3. How absolutely reasonable can be completely wrong.
  4. The power of creative play and old-fashioned curiosity.
  5. How Frederik’s choice to fill the background with his own dabblings instead of lavishly illustrating with real artist’s work is a questionable one.