A good question, I should certainly add a "what is live coding" page
on the website!
I recommend a browse around the TOPLAP website (http://toplap.org/) to
get a feel for the kind of activities that go on in this community.
Music performance is a preoccupation, but there is also a lot of
activity in education, video animation, choreography and software
But really live coding is a community and a set of techniques, and it
depends. My own preferred way of live coding is either in a nightclub
setting, with people dancing to my code (see http://algorave.com), or
in an improvised jazz situation where I'm coding alongside a
This Dagstuhl report is probably the best intro to the state of the art:
Here's some links to media coverage:
That said, live coding at a hackathon is exactly what I'll be doing
There are sometimes time limits for live coding, for example in Mexico
City they have events where people live code music from scratch, for
around 5 minutes at a time.
On 7 January 2015 at 14:29, Derek M Jones <de...@knosof.co.uk> wrote:
>> More information, and the call for papers and performances, is available
> Excuse my ignorance, but what happens at a live coding event?
> Is it like a hackathon, except the code is displayed on a screen?
> Do people get, say, 2 minutes to write something?
> Derek M. Jones Software analysis
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