The Processing Foundation Fellowships support artists, coders, and collectives in visionary projects that conceive a new direction for what Processing as a software and a community can do. Fellowships are an integral part of the Processing Foundation’s work toward developing tools of empowerment and access at the convergence of art and technology. Fellowships emphasize projects that expand Processing and its affiliated projects, as well as the evolution of a fellow’s practice. Work done by fellows is supported through funding and mentorship from The Processing Foundation. At the Processing Foundation Medium, you can read a series of articles on the 2017 and 2018 Fellows, in their own words. More information about the origins and development of the Fellowship program can be found here. Please subscribe to our mailing list for announcements.
Stalgia Grigg is an artist and activist based in LA. He builds generative systems in an attempt to understand how revolutionary impulses move through culture. He first learned to code with Processing and has maintained an investment in the foundation ever since. Stalgia holds a BSVA from Purchase College and a MFA from UCLA Design Media Arts. Stalgia will be mentored by Lauren McCarthy.
Layla Quinones teaches Computer Science & Math at MS/HS 223 in the Bronx. After receiving her BS and MA from NYU in Physics Education, she’s focused on spreading CS to communities throughout NYC. She is passionate about integrating CS across the curriculum and identifying entry points for CS in other subjects. Layla will be mentored by Saber Khan.
Emily Fields is a graduate of New York University. She is proud to be a math teacher and the STEM Director at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria. She gains constant inspiration from her students and is passionate about supporting them as they pursue their dreams. Emily will be mentored by Saber Khan.
Prince Steven Annor is a multimedia engineer/hobbyist, developer, and educator from Ghana. He is a Computer Engineering junior at New York University Abu Dhabi and the Lead of SuaCode at Nsesa Foundation, an educational nonprofit whose vision is to spur an innovation revolution in Africa. Prince is also an IEEE published undergraduate researcher, and he organizes, teaches, and mentors at coding workshops in the UAE and in Ghana. Prince will be mentored by George Boateng, 2018 Processing Foundation Fellow.
Manaswini Das (left) is a computer science undergraduate from College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India. She actively contributes to open source software and is an Outreachy alumna from Open Humans Foundation. She aspires to be part of technologies that touch people’s lives. Her hobbies include poetry, blogging, and basketball. Nancy Chauhan (center) loves to learn and explore. She is an electronics hobbyist and artist, and an open source software and hardware contributor from Noida, India. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Una. Her Github is here. Shaharyar Shamshi (right) is a final-year undergraduate student at Indian Institute of lnformation Technology, Una. He loves to solve logical problems, is an open source enthusiast, and promotes open source among college friends through various workshop and hackathons. Das, Chauhan, and Shamshi will be mentored by Mathura Govindarajan, 2018 Processing Foundation Fellow.
Doeke Wartena is a graphic and interaction designer working across the fields of creative code, typography, and data visualization. Besides that he runs a hard software lab at ArtEZ University of the Arts, in Arnhem, the Netherlands. When it comes to software, both performance as well as an easy-to-use API, are important goals for him. Doeke will be mentored by Casey Reas.
Matilda is a trans organizer, programmer, and artist with an interest in building tech infrastructure for organizing within and across boundaries, problematizing our catastrophic notion of community, and contributing to systems to uproot unjust socioeconomic systems. Matilda will be mentored by Dan Shiffman.
Qianqian Ye is a Chinese born and raised artist/designer based in San Francisco. Emerging from an architecture background, she explores the complexities of human interaction in various media including installation, performance, and ink. Qianqian will be mentored by Dorothy Santos.
Vijith Assar, George Boateng, Mathura Govindarajan and Luis Morales-Navarro, Saber Khan, Jose Orea (Teaching Fellow), Courtney Morgan (Teaching Fellow), Kenneth Lim, Ari Melenciano, Kaitlyn M. O’Bryan, Kate Lockwood, and Thomas J. Reinartz Jr., Kirit Tanna
Cassie Tarakajian, Andrew Nicolaou, DIY Girls, Gottfried Haider, Niklas Peters, Saskia Freeke, Susan Evans
Allison Parrish, Claire Kearney-Volpe, The Digital Citizens Lab, Jessica Klein and Atul Varma, Tega Brain and Luisa Pereira
Wilm Thoben, Lauren McCarthy, Greg Borenstein