Book – The Art of Programming – Sonic Acts 2001


Format:17 x 24 cm
Edited by Sonic Acts
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Published by Sonic Acts Press Amsterdam
Book, paperback, 177 pp., English text, illustrated
Extra CD and DVD
Sonic Acts 2002

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Book + CD and DVD | Paperback | 177 pp. | English | Amsterdam: Sonic Acts Press | 2002

The conference The Art of Programming was held during the 9th edition of the Sonic Acts festival (6-9 December 2001) and contained topics of recent international developments in digital art and music.

During the festival several challenging questions came up for discussion, dealing with the role of art and artists in the 21st century. Will the technological and biological revolutions be followed by a similar revolution in art? Can interactive art forms result in a new practice of art that connects organic life forms, the human body and human awareness in a new way? Will all this lead to a new fusion of art and science?

Table of Contents

  • CD & DVD contains (live) footage from: Claustrum, Dadata, Beta Bodega Coalition, Meta, Phako, Minuszero, Kent, Out of Data, Monolake, Jan Jelinek, visomat inc., Otto van Schirach, Pfadfinderei, DLF, Micromusic, Scanner, Framefarmers, Rechenzentrum, Meam, Bola, Perspects and more. Total time: 18:48
  • 11 Introduction
  • 12 Sonic Acts 2001 conference, The Art of Programming by Rick van der Ploeg

Part 1. Digital art

  • 17 Moist ontology by Roy Ascott
  • 39 The jelly baby on my knee by Mike Punt
  • 48 Body, interface, navigating sense and state space by Thecla Schiphorst
  • 56 Dismantling teleological navigation by Chris Speed
  • 65 Stupid and Pointless by Adrian Ward aka Slub
  • 69 Computational kinetic sculpture by Casey Reas

Part 2. Digital music

  • 81 Music and the art of programming by Paul Berg
  • 85 Electro-acoustical improvisation by Joel Ryan
  • 93 An improvised talk on my work by Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner
  • 101 Computer music by Robert Hencke aka Monolake
  • 107 Structured thinking by Kent ClellandPart

3. Digital education

  • 117 Computer linguistics and music education by Remko Scha
  • 121 Instruments of the Balkans: musicology and computer science in Amsterdam by Wouter Hager
  • 126 The programming of art by Arthur Elsenaar
  • 131 Postgraduate professional education in the visual arts at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen by Adger Stokvisch
  • 137 From art to programming by Lucas van der Velden
  • 140 The Masters degree course in Media Technology at Leiden University by Bas Haring
  • 145 Sequential imaging by Bob Karhof

Part 4. Evaluation and perspective

  • 153 Sound Sculptures by Frans de Ruiter
  • 157 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts: New Media and Art Education by Jack Verduyn Lunel
  • 162 Sonic Acts: What we learned, what we enjoyed and where we are going by Frans Evers
  • 168 Sonic Light; Composing light, articulating space by Joost Rekveld

Additional information

Weight 0.642 kg
Dimensions 24 × 17 × 1.5 cm


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