November 14


06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. The goal of the class will be to learn how to create custom brushes, designing first on paper, and thinking about the set of rules that can help us achieve our design. Over the course of the class, we will also explore topics such as randomness, movement, scenes, and interface design with control p5. We will be looking to finish a complete sketch that can be used as the start of a new project, a finished piece, or an element of a future performance.


Matthew Ortega is an artist, designer, and musician working at the intersection of art and technology. Though his current practice revolves around the poetic use of technology, he looks for ways to connect with his ideas about college and found footage derived from the remix culture of the 2000s. After learning how to program, he now explores the same topics of refuse, decay, and distortion through custom software and digital form. By building generative systems with individually designed “brushes”, he focuses on systematic design over that of any singular image.




6pm – 6:30pm – beginning
6:30pm – 9:30pm – workshop




Laptop with Processing Installed. Specific Libraries will be provided before the class.



Where is Brooklyn Research located?

We are on the 6th floor of the old Pfizer Building, at 630 Flushing Avenue, but the main entrance is at 28 Tompkins Avenue. The building is easily accessible from the G train (Flushing Ave station) and from the J/M trains (Flushing Ave station).

What do I need to bring?

Please come with your laptop and charger.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send us an email at

What’s the refund policy?

Purchases are 100% refundable up until 7 days before the event. If you decide you cannot go after the refund deadline, you can transfer your ticket to someone else but you must let us know by email at