I love this:
Discussion around live coding and algorave has always centred around music. As @sicchio gently pointed out, a lot of the more exciting stuff is happening in other areas though, new visualist environments like Hydra, languages like Orca (designed for music, but a 2d language still very much engaging with the visual domain…), weird things with 3D printers, and the still underpopulated area of live coding choreography.
I don’t want to over-analyse but nice also to see in this video how visualists can challenge the stage-audience separation that has always been challenged in the general live coding community but is very much the norm in algoraves.
Visualists are asserting themselves more, organising visual-centric events, and making guidelines available so organisers can stage visual performance better. Still in the minority, but also still in that stage where most people at a live coding meeting will be making their own tools to explore things that are really new…
I’m not really sure where I’m going with this… I guess the question is, where are livecoded visuals going, and inspired by this, how can we keep things interesting/radical/weird on the music side?