Alex McLean

Making music with text

PhD Thesis: Artist-Programmers and Programming Languages for the Arts

by Alex on February 22, 2012

With some minor corrections done, my thesis is finally off to the printers.  I’ve made a PDF available, and here’s the abstract: We consider the artist-programmer, who creates work through its description as source code. The artist-programmer grandstands computer language, giving unique vantage over human-computer interaction in a creative context. We focus on the human […]


by Alex on February 15, 2012

Now here’s an hour well spent, Bret Victor giving a talk on “Inventing on Principle”: He demos some really nice experiments in live interfaces, including some javascript live coding with a nice implementation of time scrubbing.  He uses this great work as an illustration for his main point though, which is about why he has done […]