READ_ME 2004
software art festival
city camp

23 August, Monday. Day 1
Søauditorierne / The Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Aarhus University, Building 250

9.00 Registration

9.30-10.00 Introduction.

10.00-11.30 Session: “Software, Culture, History”. Part 1

Jacob Lillemose. A Re-Declaration of Dependence – Software Art in a Cultural Context It Can’t Get out of

Inke Arns. Code as Performative Speech Act

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00-12.45 Session: “Software, Culture, History”. Part 2

Geoff Cox, Alex McLean, Adrian Ward. Coding Praxis: Reconsidering the Aesthetics of Code

12.45-14.00 Lunch Break

Parallel sessions - I:

14.00-15.30 Session: “Software, Culture, History”. Part 3

Leo Findeisen. (Mostly WestEastern-European Theoretical BlaBla-)
Lego for a Meta-Theory of Meta-Art-Forms

Alessandro Ludovico. The Sequencer Paradigm

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Session: “Code, Text”

Simon Yuill. Code Art Brutalism: Low-Level Systems and Simple Programs

Amy Alexander, Nick Collins, Dave Griffiths, Alex McLean, Fredrik Olofsson, Julian Rohrhuber, Adrian Ward. Live Algorithm Programming and a Temporary Organisation for its Promotion

Parallel sessions - II:

14.00-15.30 Session: “Visual and Conceptual Art Traditions”. Part 1

Casey Reas. {Software} Structures

Brad Borevitz. Super-Abstract: Software Art and the Redefinition of Abstraction



19:00: Opening at CAVI.


24 August, Tuesday. Day 2
Søauditorierne / The Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Aarhus University, Building 250

10.00-11.30 Session: “Software: Social Perspective”. Part1

Matthew Fuller. Digital Objects

Fátima Lasay. No Carrier and Other Stories from Philippine BBS Culture

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-12.45 Session: “The World According to Software”. Part 1

Christophe Bruno. A Glimpse Beyond Search Engines. “Verb thou art, and unto verb shalt thou return”

12.45-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-15.30 Session: “The World According to Software”. Part 2

Douwe Osinga and Ernst Wit. The World According to the Web

Troels Degn Johansson. Mise en Abyme in Software Art: A Comment to Florian Cramer

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Session: “Software: Social Perspective”. Part 2

Mirko Schaefer. Made by Users. How Users Improve Things, Provide Innovation and Change Our Idea of Culture. Problems and Perspectives

Pau David Alsina Gonzalez. Software Art and Political Implications in Algorithms



Exhibition Opening at Rum46

Human-Machine Interface

Artists and works

Paul Slocum (USA). dot_matrix_synth.

Roger Wigger and Doma Smoljo (Switzerland). Hardware Orchestra.

Aristarkh Chernyshev (Russia). Shining TV.

21:30. Performance: Slub