ESP Biography


Major: Chemical Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Nicholas Sbalbi

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Second year Chemical Engineering graduate student working with polymers and self-assembly. Also broadly interested in puzzles, generative art, and teaching/spreading the word about any of the above.

Past Classes

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C15729: Creating Generative Art with Code in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
An often overlooked use of programming is as a creative medium. Instead of the traditional brush or pencil, code can be used to generate everything from abstracts to landscapes and beyond. In this class we will be using the graphical library Processing to create our own works of art. The class will open with a brief intro to the language/environment and walk you through creating your first piece of generative art. Additional examples and sample techniques will be introduced to inspire and get your creative juices flowing. In the end, you'll leave with your own mini-portfolio and the tools needed to make infinitely more!