Friday, March 11, 2011

The Maeda Connection

Processing was built by 2 MIT students, Ben Fry and Casey Reas, in 2001. And who was their adviser who couldn't see the need for such a program? John Maeda! Luckily Ben and Casey ignored Johns misgivings and went ahead with the program. If you want to read the article click here. He also tells a funny antecdote about Paul Rand too.

1 comment :

  1. That is a fun anecdote. As it happened Maeda had taken over the development of DBN or Design By Numbers. A predecessor of Processing that had been designed by Jessica Rosenkrantz So maybe he thought at the time nothing else was needed. He actually did some fabulous work using DBN.
    If you are curious, you can download DBN, run it directly form the web, read intructions and more HERE