The ANU Laptop Ensemble
19 Nov '18
code is my instrument
The code/creativity/culture group (c/c/c) is a research group within the Research School of Computer Science. Our goal is to create spaces for talking about the way that code (software), creativity (especially the arts) and culture (life) intersect in the modern world.
plus many more…
the next generation of new media creators are spread across the whole campus
innovation/entrepreneurship programs are all the rage
the modern university has a huge untapped potential for new media content creation, but departmental silos stifle its flourishing; and current ‘de-silofication’ initiatives (e.g. innovation/entrepreneurship) are too crassly-commercial to support many forms of collaborative content creation
what pragmatic, short-lead-time activities can we support to release this untapped potential?
the ANU Laptop Ensemble
run by Alec and I through our TechLauncher innovation/entrepreneurship program
currently ~10 students from computer science, art and music
it’s gone pretty well (several student-driven gigs around campus)
students bring their existing skills (great!) but lots of missing knowledge between domains
creation without critique
what can we do to release this huge untapped potential?