Programming As Poetry

Johnston David
Abstract : in the contemporary world, the number of human languages is decreasing, while programming language are proliferating. This shift in the balance, for those humans whose capabilities draw them toward language-based play, is creating a migration toward the vivid daunting hyper-entropic evolutionary fields of creating computer code. Human poems are for emails or listservs; computer poems are for the compiler and CPU. Integrating ethical imagination into code, a new generation of programmer-poets are implementing hybrid forms that move beyond ancient dichotomies.
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Submitted on : Monday, November 25, 2002 - 4:00:21 PM
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Johnston David. Programming As Poetry. Les Defis de la Publication sur le web: Hyperlectures, Cybertextes et meta-Editions, Oct 2002. <sic_00000239>