InProcess:ing v1.0

an open forum for sharing creative coding and practice
a scheme by Madlab and Cybersonica
Launch Event: Thursday, 18th February 7-9pm
(and third Thursday of the month thereafter)
Madlab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)
36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN
(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)

To register interest or get involved contact:
dave[AT] and/or lewis[AT]

“Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. It is used by students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. It is created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook and professional production tool.”

InProcess:ing focuses on the Processing language, environment and community as the vehicle to support and encourage creative collaboration and meaningful exchange between a diverse group of practitioners, creatives and hobbyists. It aims to create a playful, experimental space and a supportive framework in which people can share their work, realise new technological ideas, be inspired, challenged and stretched.

Join us at the launch event to see Processing in action, meet other interested and like-minded people and find out more about the project and how to get involved.


Bring along Processing sketches you’re working on for our informal ‘open-laptop’ session between 7-8pm.

Contact us if you’d like one of the 10 minute ‘show-and-tell’ slots between 8-8.30pm to informally present a ‘work-in-progress’ to the group – or sign up at the event itself if a space is available.

Share links and a 100 word review of some of your favourite Processing work.

Special Presentation…

Learn how to make a 3D scan with a projector, camera, and Processing using a technique and open source tools – – developed by Kyle McDonald. Kyle will be making a telematic presentation about the history of “structured light” scanning, one of the techniques used for Radiohead’s recent “House of Cards” video. He’ll go over the basic theory on how it works, work through the process of capturing a bust in 3D and exporting it to Blender for further experimentation and finish up with some discussion on where to take the technique next.

Kyle McDonald is a media artist currently based in upstate New York. Kyle is heavily involved in the open-source tech scene, with work ranging from alternative sensors and interfaces to experimental noise instruments and immersive large-scale interactive installations. He is also a contributor to other projects like Open Frameworks, Processing and Arduino. Kyle is currently completing his Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Madlab is a  A 1000 sq. ft. former shop in the Northern Quarter of Manchester – a space you can get together with like-minded individuals and work on your urban gardening, crochet, hacking, programming, media arts, filmmaking, animating project without worrying that you’re in a library, coffee shop, pub or other unsuitable venue. We know hackers and craftspeople need work space and may need to get down and dirty – we also know sometimes you need a quiet area to present and show works to your peers – so Madlab is there to support both – and the interactions that result.

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