Event: Alex McLean on his Embedded with the ODI

Alex McLean
Friday 02 June 2017 1:00pm
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE
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The Open Data Institute in partnership with Sound and Music

Alex McLean's lunchtime lecture

Alex McLean, who has been Embedded with the Open Data Institute for over a year,  will present some of the outcomes of his residency at a special lunchtime discussion on June 2nd.

In conversation with curator-in-residence Hannah Redler Hawes, the pair will discuss his residency, the Thinking Out Loud exhibition at ODI HQ, breakthroughs in pattern manipulation, the PatternLib social networking site for open sharing of audiovisual pattern-making, an experimental text editor, as well as thoughts on the positive side of what Luddism might bring to digital art.

Following the talk there will be an exhibition tour.

The event will also be livestreamed, so if you can't make it visit this webpage from 1pm on Friday 2 June.

The event is free but registration is a must - reserve your place here.

>>Find out more here<<

About Alex McLean

Alex McLean is a Sheffield-based musician, artist and researcher exploring the creative possibilities of code. He has developed a pattern-focused approach to algorithmic music and live coding since the year 2000, co-founding the TOPLAP (live coding) and Algorave (algorithmic rave) movements and the TidalCycles live coding environment in the process. He performs and releases solo as Yaxu on the Computer Club label, including the forthcoming crowdfunded album Spicule. As researcher he works on the ERC project PENELOPE, applying live coding techniques to explore the computational processes of ancient weaving. Alex is completing sound artist residency at the Open Data Institute as part of Sound and Music’s embedded programme.
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Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative-artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the PRS for Music FoundationEmbedded places a selection of composers from a range of disciplines into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations.

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