August 2003: This month the beta version of DBN 4 will be released. DBN 4 is the 4th (and final re-write) of DBN by Jessica Rosenkrantz. Stay tuned.
Recent contribution by Prof. Warren Sack at UC Berkeley to implement LOGO-style graphics [ info ].
Answers to many common questions can be found in the DBN FAQ  
From winter of 2002, John Maeda has taken over development of DBN. Please expect a major revision by the end of summer of 2003 that is reduced to greater simplicity.
Casey Reas and Ben Fry have released an advanced system for learning programming called Processing which is a production-class environment for creating systems in Java with color, flexible screen-size, realtime three-dimensional graphics, and a host of other features.


DBN 3.0.1 -- run DBN from this website
Download DBN 3.0.1 -- run DBN from your local computer  
DBN Courseware 1.1 -- software for teaching with DBN  


What is DBN? -- an overview of the system
Introduction to DBN -- a brief introduction to the DBN language
DBN Examples -- sample DBN programs 
DBN FAQ -- frequently asked questions and troubleshooting advice 
Errata -- errors from the DBN book

Feeback regarding problems/issues with DBN can be sent to: dbn-feedback (at) Lots of information is available in the FAQ, so check there first to get answers fastest.

DBN is the product of many people. Benjamin Fry created DBN 3 and 2. DBN 1.0.1 was created by Tom White. The original version DBN 1.0 was created by John Maeda. The courseware system was developed by Casey Reas, and translated to Japanese by Kazuo Ohno. Other people that have contributed to DBN development are Peter Cho, Elise Co, Lauren Dubick, Golan Levin, Jocelyn Lin, and Josh Nimoy.

This site was last updated August 2, 2003.



Design By Numbers is Copyright 1999-2003, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
DBN was developed by the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, and is now a project of the Physical Language Workshop.