Alex McLean

Making music with text

Questions of creativity

by Alex on July 21, 2009

I attended the start of the Dagstuhl seminar on computational creativity last week, although sadly had to leave after the first day due to family illness (which very sadly is still ongoing).  Anyway here is the position statement I prepared for the seminar, which attempts to answer some fundamental questions around creativity.  I regret I […]

Patterns of movement in live languages

by Alex on July 19, 2009

I’ve had a paper accepted for the 25th CHArt conference on the subject of live coding, here’s the synopsis. Programmers do their work by writing and modifying software in text form.  That is, a piece of software is a structure made from words. These structures are generally too big to comprehend in their entirety, so […]