Digital Media Arts Club 6
DMAC-6 Week of March 31st to April 4th 2014
What is Ruby?
Wondering why Ruby is so popular? Its fans call it a beautiful, artful language. And yet, they say it’s handy and practical. What gives?
The Ideals of Ruby’s Creator
Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.
He has often said that he is “trying to make Ruby natural, not simple,” in a way that mirrors life.
Building on this, he adds:
Ruby is simple in appearance, but is very complex inside, just like our human body1
Here (8) Sites for Kids Using Ruby Programming Language
*(Note: Some sites require membership fees, but give you a free trial)
Let us know what you think and which ones you like/dislike and why?
3. Hackety Hack
5. Codea (App Itunes)
Computer-Based Art -- ASCII Art Style --What Is It?
ASCII art is a graphic design technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII). The term is also loosely used to refer to text based visual art in general. ASCII art can be created with any text editor, and is often used with free-form languages. Most examples of ASCIIart require a fixed-width font (non-proportional fonts, as on a traditional typewriter) such as Courier for presentation.
Graphic designer Mat Cook has created a striking ASCII art-style record sleeve for electronic DJ Howie B’s new album Down With the Dawn.
The album is Howie B’s first in five years and the inaugural release from his new record label, HB Recordings. Cook has designed the album’s cover using ASCII code manipulated in Photoshop and Quark, and a website mimicking monochrome monitor displays from the 1970s and 80s. (Some examples of his work below)