Julian Rohrhuber : Lecture errante. The close reading of sound algorithms leads astray – through the history of understanding, technology of sensibility, and matters of thought (13/01/2016)

Speaker

Julian Rohrhuber ( Institut für Musik und Medien, Robert-Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf)

Title

Lecture errante. The close reading of sound algorithms leads astray – through the history of understanding, technology of sensibility, and matters of thought

Abstract

In this session, we will embark on a close reading of the source code of the programming language SuperCollider. With its inspirations coming from languages beyond the mainstream, and with its domain specificity, it is a good entry point for the reconsideration of the nature of functions, objects, and formalisms. Staying true to the principles of interactive and literate programming, reading code will thereby necessarily imply its writing, its operation, and listening to its sonic extensions. Thereby, we will broach some history and consequences of the concepts involved.

Informations

Mercredi 13 janvier 2016, 14h-15h30.

LIP6, salle 24-25/405.