The Art of Programming: Processing as an Artistic and Culture-Forming Tool

The Processing programming language is widely used by artists across the world. This tool, deeply emerged in culture, is an extraordinary bridge between science, technology, art and society. As such, it becomes a starting point for analyses of contemporary culture. The article presents a proposal to analyse programming languages in many aspects, drawing attention to their social, educational or political dimension. Software transcends contemporary culture and becomes a material context for humanistic research.