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What Does Live Coding Know?

Cox, Geoff

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      <creatorName>Cox, Geoff</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Aarhus University</affiliation>
    <title>What Does Live Coding Know?</title>
    <subject>live coding</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2015-07-13</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;Live coding can be seen to reflect contemporary conditions in which our lives seem to be increasingly&amp;nbsp;determined by various scripts and computational processes. It demonstrates the possibility for more&amp;nbsp;expansive ideas that emerge in the uncertainties of improvised performance. This paper further situates the&amp;nbsp;practice of live coding in the context of artistic research and the notion of &amp;lsquo;onto-epistemology&amp;rsquo;. One of the&amp;nbsp;challenges, it is argued, is to bring code back into the frame of &amp;lsquo;material-discursive&amp;rsquo; practice so that code can&amp;nbsp;be understood for what it is, how it is produced and what it might become. This is arguably the critical task&amp;nbsp;of live coding: to expose the condition of possibility in this way; in other words, to remain attentive to the&amp;nbsp;contradictions of what constitutes knowledge in contested fields of practice, and to demonstrate modes of&amp;nbsp;uncertainty in what would otherwise seem to be determinate computational processes.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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