Assignment 03

Due Wednesday September 12th.

This assignment has 3 parts.

Part One. 
Getting an OpenProcessing account. 
Please make an account on In a blog post, publish a link to your account, and provide your OpenProcessing username. So, your blog post will look something like this:

My username at OpenProcessing is: Golan
Here’s the URL of my account:

Part Two.
Looking Outwards: Work made in Processing.
Below are 5 sites which feature work created in Processing. Peruse them. In a single blog post, please write 3 Looking Outwards entries for projects that you have found there. Be sure to peek at the code for each of them, if the code is given. Try to choose diverse things. Remember to categorize your blog post with “Looking Outwards”.

Part Three.
Design of a Drawing Process.
Adapted from Prof. J. Meejin Yoon, MIT.

For this drawing exercise, you are required to formulate a prescription for an iterative drawing process.

Your set of ‘instructions’ are to be executed in three separate instances, (for example) by 3 of your peers.
The drawing should develop a concept or intention.
The prescription should contain the drawing’s “DNA” and its process for development. The drawing is an open device.

Your deliverable will consist of:

  • A blog post containing your prescription;
  • Scans of 3 instances of the executed prescription; and
  • A paragraph in which you discuss the results produced by the executors of your drawing. (E.g. What surprised you? etc.)
  • Remember to categorize your blog post with “Assignment-03”.


  1. Develop a concept or intention for your drawing.
  2. The surface on which to draw is a standard 8.5×11 sheet. You must use this surface.
  3. The primary tool is specified as a standard lead pencil.
  4. All drawings must be Hard-Lined.
  5. The drawing must be produced 3 different times, by your various peers, in succession or combination.
  6. The minimum duration in which one individual can execute your instruction is 10 minutes, and the maximum is 3 hours. (In other words: be interesting, but be kind.)
  7. Your own execution of your own recipe cannot be one of the 3 final presented works.
  8. The prescription must be clear and written. No verbal clarifications are allowed to your executors.
  9. Your prescription must contain a method for repetition/ seriality (offset, slip, displacement, etc.)
  10. Your prescription must incorporate an anomaly, a departure, deformation or opportunity for chance that will allow the drawing to “drift” away from a predictable outcome.
  11. A temporal component and/or trace of the human mechanics as opposed to a machine must be incorporated.
  12. Optionally, You may introduce any of the following based on your concept:
    • A secondary tool
    • A surface to place under the surface given to draw upon.
    • A method of manipulation such as crease, fold, erase, score, etc.
    • A datum or system for measurement.
  13. Drawings are due for critique at the beginning of class, September 12th.

Some further considerations:

  • Your executors are familiar with a rich vocabulary of readymade image-forms, such as alphanumeric characters, Platonic shapes, Jungian archetypes. You are welcome to employ these, if you wish.
  • How will your executors know when they are finished?
  • Short instructions can sometimes produce work of great complexity.
  • Are the results poetic? Does it matter who executes them?
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