Algorithmic Pattern

  • London Pattern Club

    London Pattern Club

    The good people of London are independently setting up their own Pattern Club! They’ll be meeting every Wednesday at SET Social in Peckham, to “explore topics such as live coding, weaving, and algorithmic art through hands-on projects, talks and demonstrations.” You can find more details over on the SET Social website. If you’re interested in…

  • Research resident: Kate Sicchio

    Research resident: Kate Sicchio

    We’re excited to host Kate Sicchio as our second Algorithmic Pattern resident in the Then Try This Sheffield studio during April 2023. Kate is a choreographer and technologist, well known for her work in algorithmic choreography and live coding, through a wide range of interdisciplinary collaborations. She will be joining us from Richmond US, where…

  • Research resident: Paola Torres Núñez del Prado

    Research resident: Paola Torres Núñez del Prado

    We’re excited to welcome textile/sound artist, technologist and doctoral researcher Paola Torres Núñez del Prado as the first resident in our lab in Sheffield next week, exploring patterns in Andean culture including the Khipu, and its potential for/as contemporary technology. While visiting she’ll give a free public talk/performance as part of the local Sheffield Pattern…

  • Summer of Haskell call for proposals

    Summer of Haskell call for proposals

    UPDATE – the Summer of Haskell was not selected for funding support from Google, so won’t be going ahead in that form unfortunately. There is still a chance that it will be funded a different way. In any case, I (Alex) am always happy to hear from people who have algorithmic pattern-related projects and need…

  • Algorithmic pattern online talk series

    Algorithmic pattern online talk series

    Around June 2022, we hosted six excellent speakers exploring algorithmic patterns from their own perspectives, in particular: The talks took place online, and happily are all archived and available to watch on our youtube channel.

  • Sheffield Pattern Club

    Sheffield Pattern Club

    Local live coders/pattern enthusiasts Lucy Cheesman, Ray Morrison and I have started a monthly ‘pattern club’ in Sheffield, dedicated to a different kinds of hands-on pattern making. The first two events were about live coding music, the last one in December 2022 was about Kumihimo braiding, and the next one in January 2023 will be…

  • Workshop on patterns in live coding and algorithmic music

    Workshop on patterns in live coding and algorithmic music

    Lizzie Wilson, Iván Paz and myself Alex McLean organised a fun algorithmic pattern workshop as part of the collect(_) festival, which was the final event of the Creative Europe on-the-fly project. It included a morning workshop on tablet weaving by Dave Griffiths, who introduced this fascinating, ancient craft as a computational artform. This lead into…

  • Welcome

    Welcome to the Algorithmic Pattern ‘blog! Algorithmic patterns are interesting for connecting well-established (yet still developing) cultural practices like braiding, weaving, juggling, architecture, music, etc., with burgeoning contemporary practices such as live coding and digital/generative art. The algorithmic pattern discussion forum is the main source of information, but this blog will signpost key algorithmic pattern…