Start: April 9, 2021 9 a.m.
End: April 9, 2021 1 p.m.

Our Computer Science 1 (CS 120) course takes a "Multimedia-First" approach. Students from this semester's course are displaying their work on combining images this week in an art show. The work being displayed has been selected by the students in their course section as one of the best in their section. Fourteen students' work is on display.

The online show displays both the images the students produced and the code they wrote (using the Python programming language). Although the images could have been created using an image-editing program, these students have written the code themselves to create these collages programmatically by manipulating individual pixels.

This is the sixteenth semester the Department of Computer Science has sponsored this event, which has been well received by previous attendees. The students enjoy participating since the project gives them an opportunity to be creative and show the public and their peers what they can do with only a few weeks of programming experience. This semester's participants range from freshman to junior students, and include Applied Mathematics, Biology, Computer Information Systems, Creative Writing, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Work, Telecommunications (audio production), Visual Communications, and Computer Science majors.

Historically held in the BSU AJ Atrium, the show moved fully online again this semester, and thus you have access to the show web page at any time. An opportunity to interact with a few of the student participants is available via a Zoom meeting opening at 9:00 AM and closing at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021. Please drop by the show to see an example of what our students do in our introductory programming class. The show web page can be accessed at www.cs.bsu.edu/homepages/dllargent/cs120/artShow/2021Spring/index.html. At the top of that page is the Zoom link to interact with the show participants on Friday. For more information, please contact David Largent (dllargent@bsu.edu), who has organized the event since its inception in 2013.