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
@josephwilk
SoundCloud
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.