How can we contextualize live coding practice within the social and political conditions of the present?


How can we contextualize live coding practice within the social and political conditions of the present?


This time on a Tuesday, the first on-the-fly cantina after the summer break:

"How can we contextualize live coding practice within the social and political conditions of the present?"

 

In recent years climate catastrophe, disaster capitalism and the pandemic have affected all of our lives, but social justice movements have highlighted the unequal distribution of their impacts. Technology is often proffered as a solution in global crises, but in many cases contributes for the worse. How does live coding assert or resist techno-utopian narratives? What socio-political anxieties are revealed in our performances? How can we shape our live coding practice or use the attention we are given as artists to foster mindfulness around these topics? Is live coding by itself already a political statement? Or is "L’art pour l’art" still a sensible mindset in live coding practice?

Grab a beer or tea, and come share your thoughts with us on September 14 at 8PM CEST on https://jitsi.hangar.org/ontheflycantina

Anne, Dare, Iván, Luka and Patrick (the on-the-fly research group) together with our guest host Shelly Knotts.

 

Published on September-21 by Ivan