AMT Rendez-vous #12 Daniel Temkin
What: Esoteric Programming
When: Thursday 11th of December 2014, 7 to 9pm
Where: Parsons Paris room 301
Who: Daniel Temkin
Esoteric Programming Languages serve as parody, experiments, experiential art pieces; any language with no practical purpose. Originally developed by enthusiasts outside the art community, they have become tools for exploring the space between human thought and computer logic, and a way to play on communication more generally. This talk will explore connections to Fluxus, Oulipo, synthetic languages, and especially code art — programs where reading the code is necessary to understanding the work itself.
Bio: Daniel Temkin makes images, programming languages, and interactive pieces exploring our inherently broken patterns of thought and the clash between human thinking and algorithmic logic. His work has been a critic’s pick for ArtNews, the New York Times and the Boston Globe. He has discussed his work on PBS and at conferences such as Media Art History and GLI.TC/H, and in such journals as Media-N, NOOart, and World Picture Journal.