22 Nov '21
we acknowledge and celebrate Australia's First Peoples on whose traditional lands we meet, and pay our respect to the elders past and present
|11:05||intro: livecoding (yay)|
|11:25||leverage in a cultural domain|
a lever is a (designed) interface
My topic is the shift from ‘architect’ to ‘gardener’, where ‘architect’ stands for ‘someone who carries a full picture of the work before it is made’, to ‘gardener’ standing for ‘someone who plants seeds and waits to see exactly what will come up’. I will argue that today’s composer are more frequently ‘gardeners’ than ‘architects’ and, further, that the ‘composer as architect’ metaphor was a transitory historical blip.
First, programmers are trained to seek maximal and global solutions. Why solve a specific problem in one place when you can fix the general problem for everybody, and for all time?
Second, treating the world as a software project gives us a rationale for being selfish… We are used to the idea of bootstrapping ourselves into a position of maximum leverage before tackling a problem.
control & communication in the (livecoding) animal and the machine (Wiener)
come partner with us to help us figure it out