Live coding and inventing on principle

Posted to Software  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

This talk by Bret Victor caught fire a few days ago, but I just got a chance to watch to it in its entirety. It’s worth the one hour. Victor demos some great looking software that connects code to the visual, making the creation process more visceral, and he finishes up with worhtwhile thoughts on the invention process.

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