Powerbooks_Unplugged (DE/NL), Florian Cramer (Piet Zwart Institute, DE/NL), Carla
Mulder (Lange Poten Theatre Group, NL), Rnul (Aart Muis and Rob Donkers, NL),
Susie Jae (aka. Jean Van Sloan, US/NL), and V2_Lab / MultimediaN.
relatively new programming paradigm called Live Coding is redefining the way in
which software can be applied in live performances. While improvisation has a
long history in the arts, the traditional edit compile run programming model
limits software use to predetermined procedures running alongside a
performance; allowing a programmer very limited improvisation, live alteration,
or adjustment of the software during runtime. In contrast with this traditional
model, Live Coding provides expressive control over software code during
runtime, which allows for live (artistic) improvisation by programmers.
Live Coding, programmers no longer technically assist performers; they are
(co-)performers, using code as an interface to improvise with either different
types of performers (ranging from dancers to DJs) or in networks with other
Test_Lab: Live_Coding (2007) from V2_ on Vimeo.