Jam session with Taeyoon Choi and Leslie and Troy.


This video provides a glimpse of the classes at School for poetic computation. Students are sharing their assignment: to make a game or a teaching tool to help understand binary numbers. This homework was followed by a lesson on binary numbers (foundation of digital computing) as well as hands on session for working with logic gates. This class was part of intensive two weeks program at the beginning of fall 2013 session. 

More videos to follow. 
You can check our pictures on this pool too. 

Taeyoon Choi Link

Our next project in the New Genres class: a short presentation on an artist. I chose Taeyoon Choi, and here’s a link to one of my favorite projects on his site. I’m really fascinated with his use of art as a tool to question or draw attention to everyday actions (taking photographs, in this case). I might think about incorporating that attitude into some of my own work.


This weekend I design posters for this upcoming event, which you should definitely attend:

As the third and final event of Spring 2013 Design Area Lectures + Workshops at Visual Arts Department at the School of Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, Taeyoon Choi will lead a workshop titled Poetics of Circuitry.

Tae is an artist, writer, hacker, teacher and some other things, but most importantly he is an activist with political concerns. His artistic research is focused on urban space, structural violence and collective behavior. He creates site specific intervention, new media performance and participatory experience in collaboration with community, art spaces and activist groups.

Taeyoon Choi

March 15, Friday 4:00 pm. – 8:00 pm.
CSB 224

for further inquiries please write to:

33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Just been to the creative inquiry studio at CMU. They hosted a talk by the artist Taeyoon Choi. Exceptionally great guy. Too many projects to mention them all. I liked the wish lab most. Generally he’s working on the space between open source and art and understanding is a social practice to foster social change.

Also the ceiling in the studio is great, seems to be one of the famous plaster casts of european ceilings.

Temporary Service Talk 01 / New Normal Business by Taeyoon Choi

  뉴 노멀 비즈니스 New Normal Business
by 최태윤 Taeyoon Choi

일시: 2012.08.01 19:00
장소: The Book Society
참가: 선착순 이메일 신청 (helen.ku@gmail.com)

템포러리 서비스의 첫 번째 토크는 최태윤 작가와 함께한다. 토크는 템포러리 서비스에서 제기한 질문들 가운데 하나인 “예술가의 생산 양식은 사회 변화와 어떤 관계를 맺고 있는가?”에서 시작한다. 다른 직업군들도 마찬가지겠지만 지금 사회적 조건 안에서 소위 예술가들은 더욱 절실하게 생존을 위한 다른 시스템을 모색하고 있다. 시대 변화에 따라 기존의 작업 방식이 사회적으로 유효한가에 대해 의문을 제기하며 그들 가운데 일부는 사회적/경제적인 것을 물질화시키거나 이슈화시키는 것에 어느 때보다 관심을 갖고 활동한다.
이번 토크에서 최태윤 작가는 자신의 최근 프로젝트인 <뉴 노멀 비즈니스(New Normal Business)>를 일례로 들어 이 질문에 대한 의견을 제시한다. <뉴 노멀 비즈니스>는 전시 기획과 디자인 리서치 등의 다양한 서비스를 통해 사회 / 경제 구조에 대한 대안성을 실험한다. 이번 토크는 최태윤 작가의 1인 기업체인 <뉴 노멀 비즈니스>의 창업 배경과 구조, 그리고 앞으로의 방향에 대한 이야기를 중심으로 토론하는 자리가 될 것이다.   http://newnormal.biz/
Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn

Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn was 2 day conference for educators teaching computer programming in creative and artistic contexts. Hosted at the School for poetic computation in collaboration with The Processing Foundation, this event brought together experienced educators to explore pedagogy, curriculum development and how to create environments and tools for learning. 

SFPC: 155 Bank Street, NYC

Tega Brain, Taeyoon Choi  

Allison Parrish, Dan Shiffman, Golan Levin, Katherine Bennett, Stacey Mulcahy, Zach Lieberman

Hsing Wei, Caitlin Morris, R.Luke DuBois, De Angela Duff, Nick Fox-Gieg, Andrew Bernstein, Jonathan Wohl, Julien Deswaef, Ingrid Burrington, Joshua Clayton, Bryan Ma, Clement Valla, Joseph McKay, Ida C. Benedetto, Mariko Kosaka  and more

Next event: 
We are planning a next iteration sometime in late Spring. Stay tuned by signing on to our mailing list at the bottom of this page

Food for thought: questions for educators teaching creative coding

What tools and resources are we missing?

What are you goals in the class? What are you trying to enable students to do?

What is the context and affordances of the programming language you are teaching and how can you convey this? The choice of language and programming environment will result in the production of different types of creative works, for example, teaching Javascript does not favor the creation of sound works. Some participants shared experiences of teaching two or three languages simultaneously as a way of revealing the bias inherent in different languages.

How do the values and philosophy of Processing, relate to the maker movement and hardware platforms such as Arduino?

Who does your syllabus and pedagogy leave out certain students? Often questions of inclusivity relate to access to hardware, many students do not have easy access to laptops or fast computers and it is important to consider the constraints faced by these students.

What is the zero-level course? Is it better to lead programs with a conceptual and experimental zero-level course which trades a very rigorous technical focus for questions and projects to cultivate curiosity? Or is it better to introduce a technical rigor earlier?

Where is the art in your syllabus? How do you cultivate criticality and creative confidence in the work of your students?

How can we articulate practices of teaching procedural literacy in better language?

How can we better structure classes to better deal with the tension between being a technical beginner but wanting to create work with conceptual depth?

How do we position creative code education in relation to computer science education?

How do we position creative code education in relation to art education?

Photos by Taeyoon Choi