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on-the-fly: Live Coding Research Residencies (Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Netherlands)

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on-the-fly is a Creative Europe project committed to support the development of European Live Coding practice. It is a partnership between Hangar, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Ljudmila, and Creative Coding Utrecht.

Live coding is a performing art and creative technique centered on writing and modifying algorithms in real-time, often in the presence of a physical or virtual audience in such a way that the person writing the algorithms becomes part of the algorithm itself. That is, live coding explores real-time writing of algorithms with creative intentions. The process is shown to the public, thus giving insights into the performer’s mind.

This call will award three grants to develop research projects involving live coding practices. The residencies will be hosted by one of the partner institutions: Hangar, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Creative Coding Utrecht, and Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory. Each residency will last between 3 weeks and 1 month. The time-periods will depend on the needs of the project as well as the place where they are carried out.

Possible topics include but are no limited to: live coding performance, live coding composition, live coding embodiment, online live coding, live coding collaboration, live coding improvisation, live coding process, perception of live coding, live coding games, esoteric live coding, live coding and artificial intelligence, live coding and machine learning, live coding and body, live coding and dance, live coding and autonomous agents, live coding and tangibility, live coding and digital communities, live coding and domain specific languages, live coding and virtual reality, live coding and electronic DIY, live coding and gesture.

The residency offers:

  • Researcher fee.
  • Subsistence costs.
  • Roundtrip travel costs up to a given limit.
  • Production costs.
  • Access to facilities and equipment, peer to peer mentoring.

Grant amounts vary according to the hosting institution.

Applications are open to researchers, artists, developers and members of collectives of all ages (over 18 years old) and nationalities working in the field of live coding.


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