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The Recode Project — An active archive of computer art (recodeproject.com)
33 points by ciroduran on Nov 24, 2012 | hide | past | favorite | 7 comments

The ReCode Project is a community-driven effort to preserve computer art by translating it into a modern programming language (http://processing.org).

Every translated work will be available to the public and contemporary artists to learn from, share, and build on.

That's cool. I think my first computer-related job was circa 1984, when I worked for Vera Molnar and her husband. Some of her art is in that archive, but there's more at http://www.veramolnar.com/diapo.php?y=1984.

All I really remember is being asked to draw triangles on the screen; an amazing interactive computer graphics simulation of a beach that let one adjust sun position and wave direction with knobs; and that I don't think I was ever paid; I don't really mind.

Wonderful initiative. Everything CC-licensed, code on Github. Cool!

Just wondering why they don't use Processing.js so you can view the works in the browser.

HI there, I'm the creator of ReCode Project. We had some works that would not run in the browser and wanted to treat all works as equally as possible. Also, we are trying to reach beginners as much as experts and as of now Processing.js is not being taught in most educational programs. I thought regular Processing would provide full functionality and better accessibility. I suppose accepting .js translations wouldn't be a big deal, I'd just have to do some more work on the site. It's a valid question and one I think needs revisiting. Thanks for bringing it up.

Hi mepler. Thanks for the comment. My main concern wasn't translations, but simply being able to view the examples in-browser instead of having to copy-paste stuff to a local installation (which many people might not have). It might make the barrier to entry lower.

They seem to work fine in processing.js:


Very cool stuff here , thanks for sharing.

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