Software Art: Programmable Code as a Means of Expression
|Year of publication
|Article in Proceedings
|Recenzovaný sborník příspěvků mezinárodní vědecké konference MMK 2020
|MU Faculty or unit
|Mezinárodní Masarykova konference pro doktorandy a mladé vědecké pracovníky 2020
|software art; expression; code; language; digital media; compute; performance;
|The objective of this paper is to examine the production in contemporary new media art, specifically software art, within the category of expression as a means to conceive creative production within the context of today’s digital society. Inspired by the term ‘expressive processing’ coined by Noah Wardrip-Fruin in 2009, this paper provides an investigation of three patterns that, I suggest, most commonly define ways of expression in or through the artistic discipline of software art. Those include 1) expressive aspects of human, represented as authorial expression in determining the rules of the work at the moment of creation (coding), 2) on a physical level (physical performance of executing the code physically), and 3) machine (expressive processes of software functioning), which is the autonomous behavior of the system that is present at works as an element of randomness.