Additional related ‘Sheffield Pattern Club’ events are listed on their website.

Events coming up

june 2024

08junAll DayTalk: Live Coding in TidalCycles

Event Details

Invited keynote talk by Alex McLean at the grassroots coding festival Zurihac 2024.


All Day (Saturday)(GMT+00:00)



Campus Rapperswil

10jun16:3018:30Talk Live coding algorithmic patterns in music and textiles

Event Details

I’m happy to be giving an invited talk speaking on “Live coding algorithmic patterns in music and textiles” as part of the ethnomathematics seminar series at EHESS in Paris on the 10th June.


The words ’algorithm’ and ’pattern’ are synonymous, but where the former stands for unfathomable technologies of control, and the latter stands for culturally-situated technologies of craft. By bringing them together, we can find alternative, long histories for contemporary technology, as well as imagine alternative technologies that are more grounded, and more open to change. Through this talk, I’ll explore these possibilities by comparing heritage algorithms in textile culture with the developing use of patterns in live coding culture, particularly in music performance.


(Monday) 16:30 – 18:30(GMT+00:00)


Campus Condorcet-Centre de colloques


Previous events

may 2022

31may16:0017:00Online talk: Vernelle NoelThe Algorithm of Wire-bending

24may16:0017:00Online talk: Laura DevendorfWeaving algorithmic patterns with AdaCAD

june 2022

28jun16:0017:00Online talk: Bekah SmithJuggling ‘siteswap’ patterns

20jun16:0017:00Online talk: Sarah Groff Hennigh-PalermoLive coding patterns

14jun10:0011:00Online talk: Manjunath B CVocal patterns in Konnakol

07jun16:0017:00Online talk: Ron EglashThe End of Innocence for Craft Grammars: why we need Decolonial Computing

july 2022

08jul09:3016:00Workshop: Patterns and Algorithmic Music

november 2023

23novAll Day24Algorithmic Pattern SalonAlgorithmic Patterns in Creative Arts, Craft and Code

february 2024

05feb(feb 5)09:3807(feb 7)09:38Talk: Making Space for Algorithmic AlphabetsWith Luke Iannini

march 2024

28marAll DayTalk: Algorithmic Patterns with Strudel

may 2024

17may10:0017:00Talk: Algorithmic patterns after AIAt the After AI Symposium