2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Hacking Language: Bots, IF and Esolangs

Friday, March 11
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 1
310 E 5th ST

At the frontiers of computing and language, new developments are producing shock waves that have yet to hit the mainstream. Automated tweeters relate every word in the dictionary and assemble sonnets out of the metrical, rhyming tweets of others. Interactive fiction connects wordplay and world-building and models the social norms of the Regency romance. Coders develop languages that are programmed with images, recipes, and Shakespearean-style plays. This panel will consider the fundamental questions about computing and language that these projects are raising, explore exactly how these provocations operate, and look at how new projects relate to each other.

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Allison Parrish at SXSW

Allison Parrish

Digital Creative Writer-in-Residence

Fordham University

Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, poet, educator and game designer who lives in Brooklyn. Her teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when language and computers me...

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Daniel Temkin at SXSW

Daniel Temkin

Artist & Programmer

Emily Short at SXSW

Emily Short

Game Designer & Consultant

Nick Montfort at SXSW

Nick Montfort

Assoc Professor of digital media

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. He is on the faculty at MIT and has a naming firm, Nomnym. Montfort wrote the books of poems #! and Riddle & Bind and co-...

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