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Research seminar in Leeds UK, 21st October 2014

Time: 4pm-6pm, 21st October 2014
Venue: Lecture theatre 1 (LT1), School of Music, 12 Cavendish Rd, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT
Registration: Register on eventbrite

Through the AHRC Digital Transformations “Weaving Codes, Coding Weaves” project we will connect the ancient practice of weaving with the emerging practice of live coding, exploring ways in which ancient mathematical thought may be exposed, as well as forming a rich view of contemporary digital arts.

Ancient weaving looms may be considered early digital art machines which in Greek Antiquity prefigured concepts of dyadic arithmetic and logic. Live coding is an emerging digital arts practice which unravels technology in order to use computer programming languages for live expression, for example to create improvised music. The connections between these practices are as unexpected as they are rich, finding ancient principles of woven pattern embedded in the very notion of computation, and human relationships with material extending into creative work with technical language.

You are welcome to join us for our project launch seminar in Leeds. The event will be chaired by Dr Kia Ng, with discussion lead by the following project participants exploring such themes as the Textility of Making, Penelope’s loom, the Mathematics of Weaves, Patterns in Computation, and Live Coding.

Registration  is open here.