I've published a short text to help non-coders along in developing a conceptual appreciation of programming code in coded artwork. It uses Microcodes ( http://pallit.lhi.is/microcodes
) as examples.http://pallit.lhi.is/microcodes/MCprimer.pdf
Also accessible from the Microcodes website.
Oh, and it's supposed to have some sort of free license on it. I forgot to add it and probably won't get around to it until sometime tomorrow as it's very late.