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'The Art of Creative Coding' explores the intersection of art and programming

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In the latest installment of its Off Book web series, PBS explores the ways in which coding can be used artistically, and displays some of the amazing art that has been created using software such as Processing, Cinder, and Open Frameworks. These programs, Cinder programmer Keith Butters claims, allow artists to steer clear of "the boring stuff" to focus instead on actually creating beautiful work. This artistic movement — referred to as "creative coding" — relies heavily on the open source nature of these programs, which drives many coding artists to share the tools they have developed and the things they learned on any given project. The future of creative coding, according to Open Frameworks developers, lies with the community — because the movement is so dependent on communal knowledge, the community will decide the future of programmable artwork by its collective actions.