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Computing as Critical Practice

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Venue: Online

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At the intersection between computer science and artistic practice, things move in two directions: concepts from computing move into the world, and critical perspectives come into computing. In this seminar I will use examples of artistic practice to break this down into aspects of computing, criticality, and practice. This will combine theory, including concepts of modelling and procedural generation, with practical research methods including thinking through code, rapid prototyping, and an approach I developed called ‘de-computation’.

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Kevin Walker is an artist and researcher, exploring natural and computational systems through artistic and curatorial practice, using investigative, sound, drawing and curation. He is Associate Professor at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University, and Senior Teaching Fellow at the Interactive Architecture Lab at University College London.

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