poetique des codes

## camille paloque-berges

one - combination

two - textualized code

three - tactics and strategies in code (aka michel de certeau is #1 in all of our hearts)

by getting rid of the nature of code as a tool, one can better highlight the purpose of that tool, and the socio-economic context in which it evolves. one can also subvert the heavy lid of expertise which comes along with the idea of functional, efficient code (“there is a best way to do it”). this expertise affects programmers like advertisement affect consumers (maybe that’s a stretch lol). PRODUCTION vs. FABRICATION. fckn maker movement.

this section also asks the question of the social categories of the poets: professionals? experts? serious? amateurs? cabal-members? outsiders? established artists?


code poetry opens a new space to breathe in computation

this is no longer software referring to itself, but software investigating itself, and through that, investigating the system within which it exists and acts. s - code as/is a virus

code poetry is the show that the functioning is actually just an illusion, or a miracle. how is it that all this software actually works? when it’s only written by humans… how many try/catch do you need to succeed every time?

four - codeworks

codeworks happens according to its own, rules, own protocols, own environments. inside this environment, the two codes (functional and communicational) infect each other. sociolecte (language) /idiolecte (speech) langue: expression d’une individualite, d’une intentionalite, d’une communaute.

but it’s not really code, it’s more encoding