Signal Share: Coding Art and Motion in Processing Skill Share

Led by Shana Palmer

Signal Share: Coding Art and Motion in Processing Skill Share
  • Cost: Free
  • Capacity: 12

Signal Share is a space for Open Signal members to connect and learn!

Signal Share is a monthly gathering for Open Signal members to connect, create and learn! 

This month, join Shana Palmer, an experienced multimedia artist merging art and technology, for a workshop simplifying the intricacies of visual coding. This workshop is an ideal starting point for coding beginners. Explore the creation of simple yet captivating 2D animations using Processing—a free graphical library designed for electronic arts, new media art, and visual design. This interactive workshop will teach participants to craft 2D graphics and animate them using the built-in libraries within Processing. These personalized animations seamlessly integrate as live effects or can be exported for experimental video production projects. Embark on a journey with Shana to unlock the potential of interactivity and coding, creating immersive new media art!

Examples of work created by Shana using Processing:


Jan 25


6:00pm – 8:30pm

Guest Artist

Shana Palmer

Shana Palmer is a seasoned multimedia artist and dedicated educator, whose experiments in new media technology are inspired by the intricate relationship between nature, science, technology, and artistic expression. Working beyond the canvas and screen, Shana orchestrates innovative installations, inviting audiences into playful interactions between object and observer.

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