Make: Getting Started with Processing, 2nd Edition - Print

Just in time for the release of Processing 3.0, this seminal book is updated for designers.

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This text by the co-founders of the Processing Project updates their 2010 book with new material on graphics manipulation for the latest version of Processing, a simple language that lets you use code to create drawings, animation, and interactive graphics. Learn how to sketch with code by creating a program with one line of code, observing the result, and then adding to it. If you're an artist looking to develop interactive graphics programs or a programmer on your way to becoming an artist and want to work with software and systems, this book is essential.


Meet the Authors

Casey Reas

Casey Reas is a professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA and a graduate of the MIT Media Laboratory. Reas' software has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. With Ben Fry, he co-founded Processing in 2001. He is the co-author of Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists (2007) and Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture (2010). His work is archived at


Ben Fry

Ben Fry has a doctorate from the MIT Media Laboratory and was the 2006-2007 Nierenberg Chair of Design for the Carnegie Mellon School of Design. He worked with Casey Reas to develop Processing, which won a Golden Nica from the Prix Ars Electronica in 2005. Ben's work has received a New Media Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation, and been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Ars Electronica, the 2002 Whitney Biennial, and the 2003 Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.