Live coding: a user's manual

Blackwell, Alan F, Cocker, Emma, Cox, Geoff, McLean, Alex and Magnusson, Thor (2022) Live coding: a user's manual. Software Studies . MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. ISBN 9780262544818

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Performative, improvised, on the fly: live coding is about how people interact with the world and each other via code. In the last few decades, live coding has emerged as a dynamic creative practice gaining attention across cultural and technical fields—from music and the visual arts through to computer science. Live Coding: A User's Manual is the first comprehensive introduction to the practice and a broader cultural commentary on the potential for live coding to open up deeper questions about contemporary cultural production and computational culture. This multi-authored book—by artists and musicians, software designers, and researchers—provides a practice-focused account of the origins, aspirations, and evolution of live coding, including expositions from a wide range of live coding practitioners. In a more conceptual register, the authors consider liveness, temporality, and knowledge in relation to live coding, alongside speculating on the practice's future forms.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: live coding, media theory, computer science, music, performance, philosophy
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Arts and Humanities > Music
Subjects: M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
Depositing User: Thor Magnusson
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2022 07:58
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2022 16:17
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