ICM: Week 3 – Sakura

In week 3 of Intro to Computational Media at ITP, we learned about functions and objects in Processing.  I also peaked ahead to arrays so I could execute my idea.  I was inspired by my t-shirt (below), which is a Japanese design of cherry blossom petals (sakura in Japanese) blowing in the wind.

Here is my abstract Processing version (or click on the screenshot below to view). Press any key or click the mouse in the square to scatter cherry blossom petals.

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Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanical Garden


On Saturday, I met up with Rachel and the peeps from JETAANY.org at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for the Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri 桜祭り). The custom of hanami (花見) or “flower viewing” in Japan is a time for celebrating spring and having picnics with friends, families and colleagues under the blossoming cherry trees.

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