Live coding refers to the creation and modification of algorithms with a creative purpose in real time often in the presence of a physical or virtual audience. The community is diverse and seeks to engage in a wide cross-section of artistic practices including but not limited to music, audiovisual creation, performance, robotics, dance, scientific research and education.
Live coding is primarily developed inside the free culture movement, and encourages self creativity rather than cultural consumption. Also diversity inclusion and respect has always been considered a fundamental part of the thinking around this practice in live coding communities. For more information on live coding, please refer to the TOPLAP website and to previous editions of these conferences.
The fourth International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC) will take place between the 16th and 18th of January 2019 and will be hosted by Medialab-Prado and other neighbouring institutions and cultural agents of Madrid. The conference will consist of presentations, performances, concerts, workshops and other activities grounded in the field of live coding with the aim of exploring the richness and diversity of the practice driven by the creative power of its international community which include Livecode NYC (USA), TOPLAP Node Yorkshire (UK), TOPLAP Node North-East (UK), TOPLAP Node México (MX), Cybernetic Orchestra (CA), TOPLAP Berlín (DE), TOPLAP Medellín (CO), TOPLAP Buenos Aires (AR) o Live Code Mad (SP) o Netherlands Coding Live (NL) among others.
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The airport Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas (MAD) is the main gateway to the city. It has three active Terminals: T1, T2 and T4 (with a small satellite T4s). Depending on what Terminal visitors arrives to/leaves from, there are several options to get from/to the airport to/from the city:
To access Medialab Prado, the best option is to address to Atocha (or Atocha Renfe) station. All transportations listed above (Metro, Renfe, or Bus Airport Express or Taxi) reach there from the Airport.
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On behalf of the steering committee and the Live Coding Research Network, the organizing committee is pleased to invite submission of proposed contributions to the International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC 2019) in the form of papers, performances, installations or workshops about the themes described later or with contributions to the Algoraves planed during the Conference for proposals more oriented to electronic dance music/performances.
This edition of ICLC will take place at Medialab Prado (Madrid) from the 16th to 18th of January 2019. It follows previous editions at CMMAS, Morelia, Mexico (2017), at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (2016) and the inaugural edition held in University of Leeds, UK (2015).
ICLC 2019 is open to any topic related to Live Coding and it aims to offer continuity with previous ICLC research themes. For a list of proposed themes, please visit previous ICLC sites. For this edition, we particularly encourage contributions related to:
If there are special needs regarding the accessibility of the confernence, please contact the organization team at iclc2019 at livecodemad dot org.
We invite proposals of papers, presentations followed by a demo, short papers or
posters and research papers to be orally presented at ICLC 2019. To propose a paper, please submit
a complete draft of the paper/abstract, a condensed outline (100-150 words) and a short biography
(100-150 words for each contributor) through the online peer review system. Please submit your proposal
using the official templates for paper proposals available here:
All paper proposals should have quotations that reference previous papers published in this and other conferences, as well as the application of appropriate research methods. The proceedings of the conference will be published with ISBN, and a DOI number for each article.
To propose a live coding performance for the conference, please submit a detailed abstract (no more than 2 pages), a stable link to a single video example, a brief outline/programme note (100-150 words), a short biography (100-150 words for each contributor), and the technical questionnaire through the online peer review system. Please support your submission with a clear description of your performance, and discussion of influences and prior art as appropriate. Please submit your proposal using the official templates for performance/workshop proposals available here: template-performance.doc.
To propose a live coding performance for the conference, please submit a stable link to a single video example, a short biography (100-150 words for each contributor), and the technical questionnaire through the online peer review system. Please submit your proposal using the official templates for performance/workshop proposals available here: template-algorave.doc.
We invite submission for workshops to ICLC 2019. To propose a workshop for the conference, please submit a detailed abstract (no more than 2 pages), a short biography (100-150 words for each contributor), and the technical questionnaire through the online peer review system. Please submit your proposal using the official templates for workshop proposals available here: template-workshop.doc.
We invite submission for audiovisual installations to ICLC 2019. To propose a piece, please submit a detailed abstract (no more than 2 pages), a short biography (100-150 words for each contributor), and the technical questionnaire through the online peer review system. Please submit your proposal using the official templates for installation proposals available here: template-installation.doc.
All submissions to ICLC 2019 are managed via EasyChair.
With the aim of promoting a safe, inclusive and open space at ICLC 2019, the organizing team propose a code of conduct in continuity with the prior conferences on live coding. We invite everyone attending the conference and the communities around it to work for a respectful and positive environment. As organizers we work hard to preserve the warm and open atmosphere that characterize pasts live coding conferences.
As participants, please be mindful of the effect your words and actions may have on others and that your boundaries may not be the same as the boundaries of others for either cultural, education or personal reasons. If you act or speak in a way that someone finds inappropriate, it’s inappropriate to that time, place and/or person. If somebody tells you that you are making them uncomfortable, please stop doing so.
Harassment, and other exclusionary behaviour are not welcome at the conference. Harassment includes:
This applies to all events and venues of the conference whether they be talks, performances, late-night events, at the bar, or through Facebook or Twitter or other online media.
If you have any concerns please find a member of the organising team (they'll be clearly identifiable during the conference) and let them know, or otherwise send us an email to: iclc2019 at livecodemad dot org. This text is inspired by the code of conduct used in prior international conferences on live coding.
Please, for any request contact us at: iclc2019 at livecodemad dot org