Google Selects The Most Artistic Coders
The company is highlighting people who are pushing the boundaries of aesthetics using technology.
Today’s coding artists have a rich variety of languages, designs and scales to use. Google hopes to give them a leg up with the launch this week of DevArt, a broad new initiative that highlights artists using technology, especially code, in their work. The first DevArt initiative will place four installations in London’s Barbican performing arts center. Though three projects have already been chosen and only one spot remains to be commissioned, this opening phase is more aspirational than anything else, with these projects serving as inspirational models for future submitters. Google created interview videos with the first three, documenting their artistic process already gives us a glimpse of the possible range of the project.