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@Beets - HERE & NOW Sam Tsao + William Watkins An intimate tour of their art in @oncyber These beloved @fx_hash_ artists will personally talk and guide us through their creative coding journey This is going to be a good one Info👇🔗 https://t.co/odqQOconxZ

@Beets - HERE & NOW Sam Tsao + William Watkins An intimate tour of their art in @oncyber These beloved @fx_hash_ artists will personally talk and guide us through their creative coding journey This is going to be a good one Info👇🔗 https://t.co/odqQOconxZ

@fxhash There are no words to describe what just happened 🥹 To the artists, fxhash community, & everyone who supported today's generative art auctions for @Cure3Exhibition, we extend our deepest, most heartfelt thanks 💓 🤲 Together, we raised over 255K tez for @CureParkinsonsT... https://t.co/mbB6mWMvaR

@stephen time for a little fxhash shopping spree this morning inspired by @Rrose_Selavy_11's recent advocacy & @_fxlou's wonderful list of women in genart... 💜 https://t.co/pjINmdToCB ...join me? 🙂 https://t.co/J6fEK0Tc5U https://t.co/TDjhMGY4lf

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ARTICLE BY Véra Molnar

Véra Molnar - une rétrospective

In biographical notes, Vera Molnar is often introduced with these few words: “An abstract geometric artist since 1948”. Her ascending line is thus obviously abstract geometrical art, and her artistic predecessors are Kandinsky, Malevitch, Mondrian, and Klee. Vera Molnar, along with François Morellet and Julije Knifer, is among the representatives of conceptual art today in France.

ARTICLE BY Daniel Shiffman

The Nature Of Code

This book focuses on a range of programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems, from elementary concepts in mathematics and physics to more advanced algorithms that enable sophisticated visual results.

ARTICLE BY Artnome

Why Love Generative Art

Over the last 50 years, our world has turned digital at breakneck speed. No art form has captured this transitional time period - our time period - better than generative art.

ON ArtNome

ARTICLE BY C. Reas, L. McCarthy

Make: Getting Started with p5.js

Making interactive graphics in JavaScript and Processing

ARTICLE BY Amy Goodchild

What is Generative Art?

An artwork may be generative in some ways and not in others. A piece could have generative aspects even if the artist didn’t have that intention. There are ways in which a painting could be considered generative.

ARTICLE BY Tyler Hobbs

Creating Soft Textures Generatively

Most of the generative artwork I see exclusively uses hard, sharp transitions. Some pieces use smooth gradients or basic transparency to create transitions. Very few pieces go beyond that.

ARTICLE BY Tyler Hobbs

How to Hack a Painting

This talk was given at Strange Loop 2017, and describes a watercolor-inspired generative art algorithm that Tyler Hobbs created.

ARTICLE BY P. Brown, C. Gere, N. Lambert, C. Mason

White Heat Cold Logic

The history of a pioneering era in computer-based art too often neglected by post-war art histories and institutions.

ARTICLE BY A.V. Marraccini

Waiting for the “Drop”: Crypto-art and Speed

In crypto, as in war, stasis is death. You will miss the drop.

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Collaborations that push generative 
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Collaborations that push generative art forward.

Led by Tender founder Adam Berninger, we work closely with new and established generative artists to conceive, co-create, fine-tune, and launch new long-form projects. Our focus is on creating artworks that have meaning, beauty, and originality – while supporting the growth of each artist during, and after, the collaboration.

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Tools to find, acquire, and appreciate works that speak most to you.

Use our tools to Watch the listings and sales of specific projects, Save pieces to later acquire, track your portfolio, batch list + purchase artworks, create interactive galleries, and more. As we grow, more features will be added to meet collector needs in a simple and elevated experience.

Keep track of new drops across platforms and chains.

With hundreds of generative art releases each week, our curated view of cross-platform and multi-chain drops / events help you stay on top of everything that’s going on. Then use our calendar integration to synch the ones you want to your own cal.

A curated presentation of long-form gen art Icons.

A subjective list of the most iconic long-form projects in generative art, assembled from myriad considerations, labeled for granular searching, and ordered for narrative + general reflection of the landscape. The Icons serve to remind and expand perspectives of experienced collectors, and create a compelling case for the quality and diversity of fine art for new ones.