Now here’s some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent: tox­iclibs isn’t a stu­dio, it’s an open source lib­rary col­lec­tion for com­pu­ta­tional design tasks with Java & Pro­cessing. “What does that even mean?” you ask, under­stand­ably. Well, pro­cessing is an open-source graph­ics tool which is entirely based  on pro­gram­ming in the well known Java pro­gram­ming lan­guage. While this cer­tainly isn’t for every­one it gives artists with the right skills unbe­liev­able free­dom to express ideas and to do pretty much everything they can ima­gine when com­mer­cial pack­ages reach their lim­its. Tox­iclibs extends this free­dom by provid­ing con­veni­ent lib­rar­ies to do some of the more com­plex tasks. The showreel can give you a rough idea of what can be achieved, but it is really only a glimpse of the possibilities.

If you want to know more about pro­cessing I can strongly recom­mend the books Get­ting Star­ted with Pro­cessing: A Hands-on Intro­duc­tion to Mak­ing interakt­ive Graph­ics and Pro­cessing for Visual Artists: How to Cre­ate Express­ive Images and Inter­act­ive Art which will give you the nec­cessary know­ledge to start into the wild and com­plex world of data-visualization.

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