Associate Professor, Meadows School of the Arts and the Lyle School of Engineering, and Director of the Center of Creative Computation, Southern Methodist University
With an eclectic background combining elements of painting and programming, Ira Greenberg has been a painter, 2D and 3D animator, print designer, web and interactive designer/developer, programmer, art director, creative director, managing director, art professor, and author. He wrote the first major language reference on the Processing language.
Ira has steadily exhibited his work, consulted within industry, and lectured widely throughout his career. He was affiliated with the Flywheel Gallery in Piermont, New York, and the Bowery Gallery in New York City. He was a managing director and creative director for H2O Associates in New York’s Silicon Alley, where he helped build a new media division during the golden days of the dot-com boom and then bust, barely parachuting back to safety in the ivory tower. Since then, he has been inciting students to create inspirational new media art; lecturing; and holding residencies at numerous institutions.
Ira will be sharing the account of his transition from traditional studio art to creative coding and computational art, inspiring the audience with his amazing work March 30, 2012 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM in Room 2004 William Johnston Building.