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Livecoding

Livecoding is an emergent performing art in which software writing is improvised in realtime in front of an audience that can watch every keystroke unfold before them. Computer coding and algorithms are celebrated as aesthetic objects in their own right. Partly a reaction to a lack of audience engagement in traditional laptop performances, the origins of Livecoding lie in computer music, but fluxus – a rapid prototyping, playing and learning environment for 3D graphics, sound and games – has played its own part as one of a small number of tools designed for graphical live coding.

Betablocker

BetaBlocker is a livecoding performance and a piece of software. It's a virtual acid techno machine which is live coded with a gamepad ...

Spork Factory

Computational matter is a research area concerned with self organising material comprised of large numbers of processing units, able to communicate with each other ...

Al Jazari

Al-Jazari was an influential scholar and engineer who lived at the beginning of the 13th century, this project was inspired by his robot musicians ...

Scheme bricks

A way to livecode visually, by plugging in and tearing off bits of code. Currently being tested as a visual programming language for music ...

Spork Factory

Computational matter is a research area concerned with self organising material comprised of large numbers of processing units, able to communicate with each other ...

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Pattern Matrix 2

A few weeks ago we kicked off the new Penelope project, one of our first jobs was to deliver the ...

slub Penryn->NYC live stream 25-03-02016

A streamed slub livecoding performance from FoAM Kernow, Penryn to source2016 at NYU, 35 w4th st, Manhattan.

FoAM Digest Winter 02015

Greetings from FoAM’s wintry studios. The weather is still chilly outside, but the atmosphere at FoAM is warming up ...

Navigating the Anthropocene

A short update on FoAM’s recent initiatives entangling environmental and techno-social phenomena, including a trip to the Russian Arctic ...