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Software Art: Programmable Code as a Means of Expression



Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Recenzovaný sborník příspěvků mezinárodní vědecké konference MMK 2020
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Web Mezinárodní Masarykova konference pro doktorandy a mladé vědecké pracovníky 2020
Keywords software art; expression; code; language; digital media; compute; performance;
Description 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.
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