Earth Coding at Geologic Imagination

The two-day Earth Coding workshop explores links between contemporary technology and the Earth in an attempt to define and create a new form of land art. Through a variety of experimental activities, including telluric currents and earth antennas, the workshop aims to find possible answers to questions such as: ‘Can the Earth as a process be tempted to compose software?’. This masterclass will include a field trip to a nearby natural terrain.

Earth Coding is part of the Sonic Acts Festival.

Workshop leaders:

Martin Howse (UK) investigates the links between the earth (geophysical phenomena), software and the human psyche (psychogeophysics). Howse proposes that we can return to animism through the critical misuse of scientific technology. Through the construction of experimental situations such as process-driven performance, Howse explores the rich links between substance or materials and execution or protocol.

Nik Gaffney (BE/AU) is a founding member of FoAM, a distributed laboratory for speculative cultures. He currently operates as a tangential generalist, designer, programmer and sous-chef, with a focus on long-term thinking, experiential futures and stochastic tinkering.