As I sat on my tush at 2:30 a.m., mindlessly typing away on Eclipse and running the debugger incessantly, I asked myself:
“Is this art?”
Can computer science and coding be translated into art form? After all, it shares certain qualities:
- The creator is usually frustrated.
- There’s always room for improvement (ex. better style, runtime, etc.)
- Every line typed, just like a brush stroke, is an integral part of creating the whole piece.
- If one component is off, then everything is off. EVERYTHING.
We even see that nowadays, many artists are learning computer science to help them create digital work. Perhaps, coding is a form of creative expression, and I can say I’m an artist in his underwear, hopelessly slaving away at his next masterpiece.