13 DECEMBER 2007

On December 13^th at 20:00h, the V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media will present the event /Test_Lab: Live_Coding/. Code as an interface for improvisation and networked performances.

Featuring: Powerbooks_Unplugged (D/NL), Florian Cramer (Piet Zwart Institute, D/NL), Carla Mulder (Lange Poten Theatre Group, NL), Susie Jae (aka. Jean Van Sloan, US/NL), and V2_Lab.

A relatively new programing paradigm called Live Coding is redefining the way in which software can be applied in live performances. While improvisation has a long history in the arts, the traditional edit › compile › run programming model limits software use to predetermined procedures running alongside a performance; allowing a programmer very limited improvisation, live alteration, or adjustment of the software during runtime. In contrast with this traditional model, Live Coding/ /provides expressive control over software code during runtime, which allows for live (artistic) improvisation by programmers.

In Live Coding, programmers no longer technically assist performers; they /ar/e (co ) performers, using code as an interface to improvise with either different types of performers (ranging from dancers to DJs) or in networks with other live coders.
/Test_Lab: Live_Coding/ will feature debates and presentations on Live Coding, a networked code jamming performance, live coded music, introductions and hands-on experiences in Live Coding programming languages for code improvisation, and a live coded Augmented Reality experience.

This event will be streamed live at live.v2.nl/livecoding.ram