|The Meaning of Code|
Peter J. Bentley (UK)
Cindy Cohn (US)
Erkki Huhtamo (FI)
Friedrich Kittler (DE)
Gerfried Stocker (AT)
From the book to the computer, from the codex to the regulatory efforts of modern governments, and from classic, script-based computer programs to evolutionary algorithms. An attempt at defining the term CODE, an elemental confrontation with terminological problems and issues raised by this year’s Festival.
Moderation: Gerfried Stocker
10:30 - 10:50 Gerfried Stocker
Peter J. Bentley (GB) is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL). His research investigates evolutionary algorithms, ecological modelling, artificial immune systems, computational embryology and swarming systems, applied to diverse applications including design, control, fraud detection, security, and music composition. He is editor of the books "Evolutionary Design by Computers" and "Creative Evolutionary Systems", and author of the popular science book "Digital Biology".
Cindy Cohn (USA), Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Erkki Huhtamo (SF /USA). Associate Professor, UCLA. Researcher, Writer & Curator. Specialities include media archaeology and the history of media art. Books (in Finnish) include "The Archaeology of Virtuality" (1995), "The Archaeology of the Moving Image" (1996) and "Phantasmagoria" (2000). Curator of many exhibitions. Member of media festival organizing committees and juries.
Friedrich Kittler (D) is one of Germany's leading media theorists. He is professor of Media History and Aesthetics at Humboldt University-Berlin's Institute for Aesthetics.
Gerfried Stocker (A). Media artist and engineer; since 1995 artistic director of the Ars Electronica Center; together with Christine Schöpf artistic co-director of Ars Electronica sine 1996.
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