Author: yaxu

  • Patterns in Deep Time

    Patterns in Deep Time

    Back in the summer of ’22, Dave Griffiths, Lizzie Wilson, Iván Paz and myself Alex McLean ran a workshop introducing tablet weaving to live coders (musicians who manipulate algorithms to make their music or other performing artform), to introduce them to ways of thinking about the algorithmic patterns they work with from the standpoint of…

  • Algorithmic Pattern Salon 2023

    Algorithmic Pattern Salon 2023

    The draft schedule and free signup for the Algorithmic Pattern Salon is now live! The salon is an international effort by Laura Devendorf, Vernelle Noel, Iván Paz, Anuradha Reddy, Elizabeth Wilson and myself Alex McLean, with the help of many folks who helped review all the submissions. We’ve put together a schedule of dozens of…

  • Research Resident: I. Nakhla

    Research Resident: I. Nakhla

    I Nakhla is our second of two residents we are supporting in collaboration with Digital Gardens festival hosted by AME Huddersfield. Their explorations so far have included exploring live coding of vocal patterns, with our TidalCycles environment together with the tidal-looper plugin. Through on-line sessions, it has been strange live coding our own voices while…

  • Research resident: V Buckenham

    Research resident: V Buckenham

    We’re happy to collaborate with Digital Gardens festival in hosting v buckenham for a research residency, developing a new live coding interface to explore patterning of letter forms. The outcome will be showcased in a workshop and exhibition at the festival in Huddersfield, which runs over the weekend 1st-3rd September 2023. v buckenham is an…

  • Open Call: Algorithmic Pattern research residency

    Open Call: Algorithmic Pattern research residency

    Open call: algorithmic pattern research resident Deadline: 31st August, 2023 BST(the form will close at midnight) We (Then Try This) would like to host a paid resident to explore algorithmic patterns. Residencies are a chance to step away from your usual situation, working in new surroundings, on a new topic, for a short period of…

  • Open call: Algorithmic Pattern Salon

    Open call: Algorithmic Pattern Salon

    Algorithmic Patterns in Creative Arts, Craft and Code Salon dates: 23/24th November 2023Deadline for submissions: 22nd September 2023https://alpaca.pubpub.org/2023 We are happy to announce the open call for contributions for the first Algorithmic Pattern Salon, taking place online (with potential local gatherings) 23/24th November. The salon will be interdisciplinary and open access. For full details of…

  • Research resident: Antonio Roberts

    Research resident: Antonio Roberts

    Antonio Roberts will be the third Algorithmic Pattern resident, taking a week out to explore ideas around patterns in their practice here in the Then Try This Sheffield studio. Antonio is an artist, musician, live coder and curator based in Birmingham UK. He is critically engaged with the themes surrounding network culture and in his…

  • Strudel: Live Coding Patterns on the Web

    Strudel: Live Coding Patterns on the Web

    I’ve been working on the TidalCycles live coding environment well over a decade now, and still am (exciting rewrite in the works!). It’s designed for live coding music with code, based on ideas of patterns inspired by systems like the Bol Processor. By now it has a vibrant, worldwide community of practitioners and contributors behind…

  • Summer contributor: Saachi Kaup on Mandala patterns

    Summer contributor: Saachi Kaup on Mandala patterns

    The Summer of Haskell is a programme funded via the Haskell Foundation, supporting students and other newcomers with a stipend and mentorship to make their first open source contributions to the Haskell ecosystem. Haskell is a pure functional programming language, which I have enjoyed working with for many years, including making the TidalCycles language for…

  • Collaboration: Patterns In Between Intelligences

    Collaboration: Patterns In Between Intelligences

    It’s been a privilege to be collaborating as part of the Patterns In Between Intelligences project with fellow live coder Lizzie Wilson, e-textile designer Mika Satomi, and choreographers/performers Deva Schubert and Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez. The following video shows an early prototype and describes the motivation behind the work. The funding source via the LINK…