November 22, 2013
Profile: Erik Natzke, Generative Artist
Erik kinda makes me sick—with jealousy. He’s that exceedingly rare combination of a great artist & great technologist. His work has inspired me for more than a decade (I still keep a folder of his ancient SWF “toys”), and I’m so happy he’s now creating some groundbreaking touch tools at Adobe.
“What if?” Erik Natzke, generative artist and principle designer at Adobe, uses this question to constantly test what is possible at the intersection of art and technology.
In this lynda.com Creative Spark, Erik explains his quest to build tools that improve people’s ability to be creative—and to make them forget they’re using a tool to begin with.
By combining interactivity, remote collaboration, touch input, and gestures with the real-world behavior of paper, ink, and brushes, he hopes to build applications that lead to a more organic, playful, and inspiring creative experience.