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PANEL 1

CODE & SEMANTICS

THOR MAGNUSSON

Thor Magnusson is a Professor in Future Music at the University of Sussex. His work focusses on the impact of digital technologies on musical creativity, explored equally through practice and education. Magnusson’s research is underpinned by the philosophy of technology and cognitive science, exploring issues of embodiment, artificial intelligence, and compositional constraints in digital musical systems as practiced by musicians in concrete situations. He has developed audio software and systems of generative music composition, written computer music tutorials, and created three musical live coding environments.

Current research involves developing machine learning for creative coding as part of the MIMIC project, of which the Sussex team has recently launched the Sema system for developing new live coding languages for machine learning. Magnusson is also running the 5-year ERC-funded Intelligent Instruments project at the Iceland University of the Arts.

More at:

https://profiles.sussex.ac.uk/p164902-thor-magnusson

http://www.ixi-audio.net/

https://sema.codes/


IRIS SALADINO

Iris Saladino is a creative coder oriented to sound. Member of CLiC (Colectivo de Live Coders), she es based in Buenos Aires. She studied Music Composition and Electronic Arts at the Univeersidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina. She loves to live code music with TidalCycles and visuals with Hydra and wants to understand creative programming languages and softwares. Venerates the existence of internet and creative environments for social interaction.

More at:

https://1riss.github.io/


PANEL 2

VISUALITY

FLOR DE FUEGO

Flor de Fuego is a digital artist-goldsmith who primarily uses code and real-time programming to produce performative experiences. Her research revolves around concepts such as body, space, code, language and chaos. She has participated in several international festivals, both by individual and collective instances. She is lecturer at the Faculty of Arts of the Universidad de La Plata, Argentina. Education is a central part of her production.

More at:

https://flordefuego.github.io/


OLIVIA JACK

Olivia Jack is a creative coder and artist who works with open-source software, live coding, experimental interfaces, cartography and visual art. Her projects include algorithmic representations of uncertainty and chaos. She started programming in 2011 beginning to work in audiovisual installations, data visualisation, lecturing programming and videogames to children. She has created her own software using Processing, openFrameworks or JavScript. She is the creator of the open-source Hydra, a live coding environment for visual creation.

More at:

https://ojack.xyz/

https://hydra.ojack.xyz/


PANEL 3

SOCIAL & ANTHROPOLOGIC

ALEXANDRA CÁRDENAS

Alexandra Cárdenas is a Colombian composer, programmer and laptop performer focused on live coding. She studied composition at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia and later completed a Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Master’s Degree at Universität der Künste, Berlin. She has worked on several projects of experimental music, creating music and organising, concerts and encounters at the Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS), Radio UNAM and Ars Futura among others.

Her work focuses on the algorithmic behavior of music, and the exploration of musicality within code.

She is a core member of the international algorave community and performs worldwide using the live coding platforms SuperCollider and TidalCycles.

In 2017, she was the Chair of the International Live Coding Conference in Morelia, Mexico.

More at:

https://media-loca.com/alexandra-cardenas/


ANTONIO ROBERTS

Antonio Roberts is an artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK, working primarily with video, code, and sound. He is critically engaged with the themes surrounding network culture and, in his practice, explores how technology continues to shape ideas of creation, ownership, and authorship. As a performing visual artist and musician, he utilises live coding techniques to demystify technology and reveal its design decisions, limitations, and creative potential.

More at:

https://www.hellocatfood.com/