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Sun, 3 May 2020 21:50:20 +0100
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*Hybrid Live Coding Interfaces: performance and craft*

*Venue: *New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2020, 21-25 July,
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, United Kingdom *(hosted online)*
*Format:* Research workshop with short ‘lightning’ presentations followed
by moderated discussion.
*Time and place:* Online, three hour workshop, 21st July 2020 BST. (hours
to be decided in response to participant survey).
*Proposal deadline: *24th May 2020 AoE.
*Participation fee: *Free for all participants and presenters.
*Outcome: *Exchange and generation of ideas, new contacts and potential new

The live coding field has grown over the past 20 years from a community of
artists and researchers
<> interested in
“changing rules while they are followed” -- that is, the creative practice
of using a computer programming language as a live interface, mainly in the
performing arts. This field has since grown into the international “TOPLAP
<>” community, with dozens of local nodes
<> and offshoots such as Algorave
<> algorithmic dance music events, with events taking
place in over a hundred cities with growing
interest <>.

Live coders have worked collectively to make their technology and culture
accessible, with almost all systems shared as free/open source software
<>, and attempts to
instill inclusivity, diversity <> and
safety <> across organisations
and lineups. On this foundation, current research <>
in the field is increasingly looking outward, beyond now well-established
practices such as algorave <>, livecode network music
<> and slow coding
<>. This includes new interfaces based
on old practices including the Stenophone
<> made from a court transcription
device, a live-codable loom <> based on
ancient weaving technology, and experiments in punk genres such as riot
grrrl remixed with live codeable machine listening tools.
This is a call for proposals for short demos, talks and other interventions
exploring hybrid live coding interfaces in performance and craft.

For full details, please see:

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