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Google Encourages Developers to Create Art ­sing Code


An example of art from code: Tissue, by Casey Reas (2002).

Google is promoting a contest to identify a software development artist "who pushes the boundaries of art using code."

Credit: Casey Reas

Google is helping to promote a global competition to find an up-and-coming software developer artist who pushes the boundaries of art using code.

Google, along with Barbican in London, wants to publicize and sponsor a developer who will join a group of interactive artists who are creating art projects using code.

"We are all a creative bunch with a passion for exploring and creating amazing works that push the boundaries of what we believe is possible with modern computing technology," says Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan. "Sometimes we just need some inspiration and an outlet."

Google and Barbican will celebrate the creative use of technology with a DevArt interactive gallery as part of the Digital Revolution exhibition that will be built at the Barbican Center in London. "As part of this exhibition, we're looking for the next up-and-coming developer artist," Kinlan says.

DevArt is an opportunity for artists to share their art with the world and be part of a new movement. "By sharing their creative process, the artists hope to involve and inspire the participating community of creative coders to do the same," Kinlan says.

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