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Networked Imagination Laboratory (NIL), TSH-B108, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M2, Canada

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This one week intensive in the Networked Imagination Laboratory focuses on diverse live coding languages, approaches, and outcomes (including video art, data sonification, and network music, as well as the creation of new tools and languages for live coding). Formal sessions will cover specific live coding techniques with languages such as CineVivo, Estuary, Punctual, SuperCollider, TidalCycles, The Force, Hydra and others, alongside discussion of the dynamics of live coding collaboration and of the poetics and aesthetics of live coding as a critical artistic practice. Individual and collective work culminates in an end of week concert, with multichannel audio systems available for experiments and performances throughout the week.

No previous experience is necessary - beginners and experts alike are welcome! There is no fee to participate in the live coding intensive - free registration through EventBrite is required. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging and food expenses during the week. Sessions run from 10 AM until 5 PM each day of the intensive. All live coding intensive venues are wheelchair accessible. Please contact David Ogborn ogbornd@mcmaster.ca for further assistance with any questions or concerns.

Most more instructionally oriented sessions (eg. those earlier in the week) will be livestreamed here - see schedule below for more details about which sessions will be livestreamed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFfet1Tckhs

Schedule - all times are in the time zone of Hamilton, Ontario - Eastern Daylight Time (EDT):

Monday 10 June

  • 10-11 Welcome, Introductions, Schedule
  • 11-12 Lecture by David Ogborn (livestreamed) and Discussion: The challenges of live coding
  • Lunch
  • 1 - 2 Live coding concert in Black Box Theatre
  • 2 - 3 Workshop (livestreamed): MiniTidal
  • 3 - 4 Workshop (livestreamed): Punctual
  • 4 - 5 Group improvisations with MiniTidal, Punctual and Estuary

Tuesday 11 June

  • 10-10:30 Solo performance and discussion
  • 10:30-12 Workshop (livestreamed): Using Estuary in diverse situations
  • Lunch
  • 1-1:30 Solo performance and discussion
  • 1:30-2:15 Workshop (livestreamed): Hydra
  • 2:15-3:00 Workshop (livestreamed): The Force
  • 3:00-3:45 Workshop (livestreamed): CineVivo
  • 4-5 Roulettes with graphics languages

Wednesday 12 June

  • 10-10:30 Solo performance and discussion
  • 10:30-12 Workshop (livestreamed): Esoteric and ephemeral live coding languages
  • Lunch
  • 1-1:30 Solo performance and discussion
  • 1:30-3 Parallel workshops sessions on different topics in different spaces
  • -More TidalCycles
  • -SuperCollider SynthDefs (livestreamed)
  • -More graphics programming
  • 3-4 Group improvisation/roulette
  • 4-5 Project/performance planning and coordination

Thursday 13 June

  • 10-10:30 Solo performance and discussion
  • 10:30-12 Individual/collective work (NIL, Surround Sound Studio, Black Box Theatre)
  • Lunch
  • 1-1:30 Solo performance and discussion
  • 1:30-5 Individual/collective work (NIL, Surround Sound Studio, Black Box Theatre)

Friday 14 June

  • 10-1 Individual/collective work (NIL, Surround Sound Studio, Black Box Theatre)
  • Lunch
  • 1-3 Technical rehearsals in Black Box Theatre
  • 3-5 Final concert in Black Box Theatre

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Networked Imagination Laboratory (NIL), TSH-B108, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M2, Canada

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