Here's the challenge—read through the chapter REM VARIATIONS IN PROCESSING and create your own interpretations of this one-line BASIC program. Please post links, code, and thoughts there.This book takes a single line of code—the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title—and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. The authors of this collaboratively written book treat code not as merely functional but as a text—in the case of 10 PRINT, a text that appeared in many different printed sources—that yields a story about its making, its purpose, its assumptions, and more. They consider randomness and regularity in computing and art, the maze in culture, the popular BASIC programming language, and the highly influential Commodore 64 computer.
transmediale in collaboration with Mozilla have announced the creation of the new Open Web Award 2011 a special third platform for creative excellence alongside the transmediale Award 2011 and the Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011.
The transmediale Open Web Award is a new platform for radical, creative and innovative art works and projects that:
- are on the web and about the web
- use open and free technology
- incite participation and/or collaboration
They can be critical, celebratory or both. Projects should have the potential to demonstrate and/or objectively critique the potential of open web issues, and those employing the creative use of HTML5 and other developing 'open' technologies will be given specific consideration. The point is to play with both the idea and materiality of the (open) web in ways that spark new thinking and practice.
The winner(s) of the Open Web Award 2011 will receive a total prize of 5000 EUR, and be given the opportunity to have 'supported' status on Drumbeat. Beyond the specific Open Web Award criteria, the same rules, conditions and application procedures apply as the transmediale Award 2011.
The Deadline for Entries for the transmediale Open Web Award 2011 is also July 31, 2010 (2400 CEST / UST+2)