Programming Literacy for Artists


Session Title:

  • Wearable Program, Programmed Body

Presentation Title:

  • Programming Literacy for Artists



  • If you, the artist, speak computer, you can control your data. That’s all that computer languages do – manipulate data: words, pictures, sounds and other programs. Many artists can see the advantages of computer worlds with complex emerging behavior but can’t find the way in. The way in is with high-level languages used with an immediate relevance to the realization of an artistic idea. Literacy for electronic artists is fluency in programming languages and their digital interconnections. This paper proposes a methodology for the electronic artist wishing to come up to speed.

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