Hind Al Saad

Teaching + Workshops —

Playful Procedures
Playful Procedures 2.0
Recursive *Riso*
Automated Aesthetics
Coding for Design

Computational Art — 

xLab: analogPixels
Infinite Magnetism
Encoded Terrains of Change
BFA Thesis: Engine of Endless Explorations
-162: Doha Edition
-162: Tokyo Edition
Scale Solar System
Dadu E-Cards

Design Objects — 

Peculiar Pets of Doha
Stages of a Spaceship
The Vinyl Voyager
The Apollo Matchbox
The Vikings Instrument
I Want to Believe
Unwrap Candy & Memories
Balaleet in a Box
The Perfect Life
Patterns of Change

Flat/Digital Designs —

Kepler 186f
Martian Mail
Pop Up Martian Landscape
Hidden Mysteries & Stories
DOH to RIC Postcards
The Pandorica Opens
Take Me To The Moon
Bayan Videos
Zest Zine
Pushing Daisies Posters
Doha Havana
Monitoring Movements
Journey of Light
Gulf Greetings
Domestic Affairs

Info —

a. artist, designer, maker, and creative coder based in doha.
b. create emergent graphical forms, both digital and physical, using procedural systems.
c. explore the endless ways finite rules can create infinite results.

If you want to ask about my work, or you want us to work together, send me an email and I’ll get back to you within twenty-four hours. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Recursive Riso
Intro to Creative Coding

In the Fall of 2019, I was invited to lead a three week project for the Surface Research art foundation class at Virginia Commenwealth University in Qatar. The  project was a playful and experimental introduction to Creative Coding + Generative Art.

Three Phases of the Project:
    Phase One: Deconstruct + Understand Commands with Paper: They were asked to write one-to-two word commands onto post-it notes to create a chain of commands that would recreate a grid of circles.
    Phase Two: Explore/Play with Code + Generate Emergent Animated Forms: They were provided with a library of exisiting code sketches  <sourced from The Coding Train and Generative Gestultang>, and they had to experiment, explore, and iterate to fork the sketches and make them their own. 
    Phase Three: Print/Scan Riso* Frames + Assemble Digitally into an Animated Loop

In the end, the class had a library of digital loops from code + physical manifestations of those loops in an analog format of RISO* frames + digital GIFs of the RISO* prints! 

The project was inspired by Kelli Anderson’s amazing RISO Animations!

Surface Research is run by Prof. Nathan Ross Davis, with TA Sara Alafifi, and this is the class’s instagram page.

*The Risograph brokedown a day before our printing day - so we had to *fake riso* the frames by printing each color layer, on a different print run, on a normal laser printer - to emulate the misalignment of the riso.