DevArt is Google’s new term for art made with code, a mash-up of artistry and technology.

There’s an emerging group of developers that use computer science to express their creative vision, such as artist Zach Lieberman exploring audiovisual expression and artist-duo Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet, creative developers that use code to create visual art.

Watch the DevArt intro video to get an idea of what it’s all about.

DevArt ranges from CSS art made using only circles:

To rendering butterflies using node.js, socket.io, and other JavaScript libraries:

See more DevArt on their Gallery.

DevArt Gallery

Google is running a DevArt competition with various prizes; the top prize being £25,000 (equivalent to about $41,000) and a commission for a digital art installation in the Digital Revolution exhibition at the Barbican in London.

Learn how to enter the competition on Google’s DevArt site. You’ll need a GitHub account. Deadline is March 28, 2014 so better start coding!

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Jacob Gube is the co-founder of Design Instruct. Join him on Twitter @sixrevisions