chmod +x art

This week it’s finally time for:

At Sign gallery Groningen, the Netherlands. I’m going to be doing a fluxus workshop with Gabor and a scheme bricks placard performance – the first one I’ve tried solo, I think!

chmod +x art The computer as theatre, as writer of love letters, the computer as world, a place for revolution, art as executable. chmod +x art presents artists that turn our ideas, dreams and fantasies about machines and code up side down and show programming as an infinitely intriguing way of creating. Code is a medium. Whether it is used to formulate instructions for a machine, ideas for people or both. The writing of it influences and shapes the creative process of the artist. For that reason, ghost programmers may be left at home. Besides the importance of writing code yourself, it is essential to show that code. Without source, software art remains a magic trick. Do It Yourself and show us your sh*t!

Scheme Bricks: Viewing Al Jazari code

I’ve been thinking more about scheme bricks as a general purpose visual programming language – and the eventual goal of writing it in itself. As an example, this is the scheme code for the logic part of the aljazari robots, where they run their instructions, viewed in scheme bricks:

This class alone is 10,000 pixels high (captured using tiled-framedump in fluxus). I need to do something about collapsing lists, which are all vertical at the moment, into a horizontal form.