Is it the "RIA-flavour" or the only so-so performance aspect? Maybe it's simply because there are no more white "Here Be Dragons" spots on the swf-map. Anyway: in my personal TOP-2 list for "best visual experimentation platform" Flash only finishes second place. The trophy goes to Processing a Java based environment for programming in a visual context. The reason is that Processing offers everything that is necessary to go on a visual exploration: it's fast, it has native 3D support and you have full read/write access down to the pixel level just to name a few features. At the moment I'm still scratching its surface but this tool is definitely a catalyst that is able to spark creative chain-reactions.
So I celebrate the reanimation of my enthusiasm for research and experimentation by opening a new sub-site of Quasimondo: the Incubator, my new sketchbook and gallery. At the moment it only features my journeys into Processing, but I will also add some of my older Flash creations that I think are worth a second look. See you there.Posted at March 01, 2004 03:46 PM | Further reading