Programming as a Performance

Since the inception of the programmable computer we have grappled with the challenge of validating the outcome of a conversation in code between humans and machines. Programming as performance embraces this challenge. Focusing on the liveliness and complexity of dancing with a machine in realtime. In a performance a human edits and writes algorithms, expressing their thoughts and composition in front of an audience. Come see Repl electric bind light, sound and poetry to their fingertips.

Joseph Wilk
Lead Engineer

Joseph Wilk builds things that (hopefully) make people happy. He has contributed to open source projects across a number of languages with projects of his own in development. Wilk performs live coding as Repl Electric, exploring programming as a performance and its interaction with other art forms, while also working as one of the Sonic Pi Core Team, helping bring music through Ruby to everyone.