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What Does Live Coding Know?

Cox, Geoff

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      "affiliation": "Aarhus University", 
      "name": "Cox, Geoff"
  "datePublished": "2015-07-13", 
  "description": "<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>", 
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  "name": "What Does Live Coding Know?", 
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