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Casey Reas at p5js Diversity

The way that you think about soft­ware affects the kinds of things that you can do. Traditionally you would learn com­put­er pro­gram­ming through oper­at­ing on math, or oper­at­ing on lan­guage, and in order to bring these ideas into the visu­al arts we decid­ed to build a cus­tom lan­guage that allowed peo­ple to have visu­al expressions. 

Phoenix Perry at p5js Diversity

I’m going to tell you a lit­tle bit about an orga­ni­za­tion I run, The Code Liberation Foundation. We teach women to pro­gram games for free. We’ve taught over a thou­sand new woman to be pro­gram­mers, between the ages of six­teen to sixty.

Liberation Technology

My goal […] was to live in that ten­sion, to empow­er mak­ers, musi­cians, coders, and artists to con­tin­ue to make wide-eyed and yet still open-hearted— One of my favorite authors, Ursula K. LeGuin calls this the Grand Inquisitor’s Choice,” where you choose free­dom with­out hap­pi­ness, or hap­pi­ness with­out freedom.

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