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Code is Poetry. !/?. Shaken Camille Utterback. Casey Reas Process. David Rokeby Very Nervous System. What distinguishes software art from other artisticpractices, is that, unlike any form of visual art, it requires the artist to write a purely verbal description of their work.

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Shaken

Camille Utterback

Casey Reas

Process

David Rokeby

Very Nervous System

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What distinguishes software art from other artisticpractices, is that,

unlike any form of visual art, it requires the artist to write a purely

verbal description of their work.

- Christiane Paul

We hoped to look at software as a kind of creative writing, a writing that might be evaluated both for

doing what it set out to do and as a means of

expression in and of itself.

- John F. Simon, Jr.

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Oulipo

"workshop of potential literature”

The first known proposal for writing poetry in

computer programming languages is from 1962

and appeared in the first manifesto of the Oulipo,

a group of poets and mathematicians founded by

Raymond Queneau.

It was not until 1972 that the first Oulipo poem was

published in Algol.

Raymond Queneau

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one of several high level languages designed specifically

for programming scientific computations.

  • designed by an international committee to be a universal

language.

  • ALGOLrithmic Language

Hello World Example

// the main program (this is a comment)

BEGIN

FILE F (KIND=REMOTE);

EBCDIC ARRAY E [0:11];

REPLACE E BY "HELLO WORLD!";

WHILE TRUE DO

BEGIN

WRITE (F, *, E);

END;

END.

perl the language of love
Perl - the language of Love ?
  • Perl is an open source, cross platform programming language created by Larry Wall and released in 1987

"love.pl":

our $life = ¥$love and $togetherness;

and: foreach my $sweet (@first) {

little: until ($we . $met) { last \'and\' }

}

if ($now . $we) { goto marry; $we . $shall }

bless our $life, More;

concrete poetry as defined by the noigandres group of brasil 1958
Concrete poetry as defined by the NOIGANDRES group of Brasil1958
  • It appeals to nonverbal communication. The

concrete poem communicates its own

structure: structure-content. Its problem: a

problem of functions-relations of this material.

  • Its material is sound, visual form and semantical charge
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