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Maxwell [JOVE RJ1.1 radio telescope receiver kit] (maxwell_notes#5)

1] Component assembly:

life coding of an event [notes]: (lifecode_eventnotes#1)

[for an as yet unannounced 12 hour life coding event]

rough ideas on how we can present and/or think of the liv/fe coding of the event:

1) as potential interface between code (language) and event (in language)

pre-scripting and description

to instruct, structure and construct the 12 hours by means of intervention, organisation

2) less algorithmic - an algorithmic approach would imply a structuring along a time scale (schedule and organisation, interruption and intervention, pre-organisation).

3) invention of a programming language to actively describe and code the event

(is just really a language but a language for doing or making) for the event

4) life coding is defined as:

a mapping of the descriptive means of programming into the world

life coding is: influenced by programming, instructions writing and execution.

life coding is not: a pure focus on aethetics of algorithms and code

5) the idea of: event macros

expansion of these at a certain point - the shift leaders acting as compilers or interpreters or indeed executioners of code. the CPU role (the idea of role indeed).

6) further notes:

to make plain escape from confines of the algorithmic and formalism - another kind of coding which is hinted at in code commentary introduction (Sadean whores as life coders - the telling of stories within a non-story told) and version control - and that distancing itself of version control (version control as a twin of code or software).


also relation to script but it is not quite that.

thinking in terms of the event: on blunt level we have intervention - within that which is given as a structure - for example interruption or re-scheduling - but the life coding is that which is giving this structure (specifications for 120 days for example, of roles)

the question of an interface of event and life coders/code

that which does not look like code

interface also in the same question of text and life coders

banal, formal level: markov chains and word frequency - a play with what the machine can know of the text (or the interface of a so-called formal language to text), formal restructuring, lexical analysis according to grammars, neural net - again a surface restructuring

but also the anagram and Wonderland

anagram software

rather than a play with the levels of that text (code commentary, macros - crossing the line into a literature of compilers and interpreters (meta-circularity), literature of the data sheet as a standing-in-relation to technology (to that formalism to come)