University of Worcester Worcester Research and Publications

The Visual Arts as a Canvas for Teaching Computer Programming

Price, Colin ORCID: (2005) The Visual Arts as a Canvas for Teaching Computer Programming. In: The Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, 2nd - 5th August 2005, University of Cambridge, UK. (Unpublished)

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


We explore the relationships between the construction of a work of art and the crafting of a computer program in Java and suggest that the structure of paintings and drawings may be used to teach the fundamental concepts of computer programming. This movement "from Art to Science", using art to drive computing, complements the common use of computing to inform art. We report on initial experiences using this approach with undergraduate and postgraduate students. An embryonic theory of the correspondence between art and computing is presented and a methodology proposed to develop this project further.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information:

The full-text cannot be supplied for this item.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: computer programming, visual arts, theory of art
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Tanya Buchanan
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 12:41
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:13

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item
Worcester Research and Publications is powered by EPrints 3 which is developed by the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. More information and software credits.