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What Does Live Coding Know?

Cox, Geoff

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  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.19329", 
  "ISBN": "9780853163404", 
  "abstract": "<p>Live coding can be seen to reflect contemporary conditions in which our lives seem to be increasingly&nbsp;determined by various scripts and computational processes. It demonstrates the possibility for more&nbsp;expansive ideas that emerge in the uncertainties of improvised performance. This paper further situates the&nbsp;practice of live coding in the context of artistic research and the notion of &lsquo;onto-epistemology&rsquo;. One of the&nbsp;challenges, it is argued, is to bring code back into the frame of &lsquo;material-discursive&rsquo; practice so that code can&nbsp;be understood for what it is, how it is produced and what it might become. This is arguably the critical task&nbsp;of live coding: to expose the condition of possibility in this way; in other words, to remain attentive to the&nbsp;contradictions of what constitutes knowledge in contested fields of practice, and to demonstrate modes of&nbsp;uncertainty in what would otherwise seem to be determinate computational processes.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Cox", 
      "given": "Geoff"
  "container_title": "Proceedings of the First International Conference on Live Coding", 
  "id": "19329", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "page": "170-178", 
  "publisher": "ICSRiM, University of Leeds", 
  "publisher_place": "Leeds, UK", 
  "title": "What Does Live Coding Know?", 
  "type": "paper-conference"


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