TOPLAP Live Coding Moot
Access Space, Sheffield UK
pre-events: 1st Sept 2018
moot: 2nd-3rd Sept 2018
Full info: https://toplap.org/moot2018/
A “moot” is an assembly, for an exchange of thoughts and ideas on
speculative topics. This moot is designed for active practitioners,
from occasional tinkerers to regular performers, to promote open
exchange of ideas, techniques and software.
Imposters welcome, we're keen to make this an opportunity for those on
the fringes of the live coding community to get more involved!
We’ll start with associated events on 1st September – a SONA workshop
for women and non-binary people by day, and (of course) an Algorave
into the night.
Then the moot will begin on 2nd September with talks and workshops
over two days. See here for the emerging schedule:
If you'd like to contribute a talk, workshop, or performance please
fill out this short form, and we'll get back to you.
This event has grown out of cultural exchange programme between live
coders in Tokyo Japan, and Yorkshire UK, funded by Daiwa
Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, and Arts
[Apologies for cross-posting; please feel free to forward & share!]
The FARM submission deadline for papers and demo proposals has been
extended to July 8 (the same as the performance submission deadline).
6th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling
St. Louis, Missouri, USA, September 29th 2018
Call for Papers and Performances
Paper submission deadline (extended) July 8
Performance submission deadline July 8
Author Notification July 21
Camera Ready August 5
Workshop September 29
The ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music,
Modelling and Design (FARM) gathers together people who are harnessing
functional techniques in the pursuit of creativity and expression. It
is co-located with ICFP 2018, the 23rd ACM SIGPLAN International
Conference on Functional Programming, and with Strange Loop, in
St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Functional Programming has emerged as a mainstream software
development paradigm, and its artistic and creative use is booming. A
growing number of software toolkits, frameworks and environments for
art, music and design now employ functional programming languages and
techniques. FARM is a forum for exploration and critical evaluation of
these developments, for example to consider potential benefits of
greater consistency, tersity, and closer mapping to a problem domain.
FARM encourages submissions from across art, craft and design,
including textiles, visual art, music, 3D sculpture, animation, GUIs,
video games, 3D printing and architectural models, choreography,
poetry, and even VLSI layouts, GPU configurations, or mechanical
engineering designs. Theoretical foundations, language design,
implementation issues, and applications in industry or the arts are
all within the scope of the workshop. The language used need not be
purely functional (“mostly functional” is fine), and may be manifested
as a domain specific language or tool. Moreover, submissions focusing
on questions or issues about the use of functional programming are
within the scope.
FARM 2018 website : http://functional-art.org/2018/
Call for Performances
Submission deadline: July 8, 2018.
Submission URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=farm2018 .
FARM also hosts a traditional evening of performances. For this year’s
event, FARM 2018 is seeking proposals for live performances which
employ functional programming techniques, in whole or in part. We
would like to support a diverse range of performing arts, including
music, dance, video animation, and performance art.
We encourage both risk-taking proposals which push forward the state
of the art and refined presentations of highly-developed practice. In
either case, please support your submission with a clear description
of your performance including how your performance employs functional
programming and a discussion of influences and prior art as
Call for Papers and Demos
Submission deadline (extended): July 8
Submission URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=farm2018 .
We welcome submissions from academic, professional, and independent
programmers and artists.
Submissions are invited in three categories:
1) Original papers
We solicit original papers in the following categories:
- Original research
- Overview / state of the art
- Technology tutorial
All submissions must propose an original contribution to the FARM
theme. FARM is an interdisciplinary conference, so a wide range of
approaches are encouraged.
An original paper should have 5 to 12 pages, be in portable document
format (PDF), using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines and the ACM
SIGPLAN template. [ http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/ -- use
the 'sigplan' sub-format. ]
Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part
of the FARM 2018 proceedings. See http://authors.acm.org/main.cfm for
information on the options available to authors. Authors are
encouraged to submit auxiliary material for publication along with
their paper (source code, data, videos, images, etc.); authors retain
all rights to the auxiliary material.
2) Demo proposals
Demo proposals should describe a demonstration to be given at the FARM
workshop and its context, connecting it with the themes of FARM. A
demo could be in the form of a short (10-20 minute) tutorial,
presentation of work-in-progress, an exhibition of some work, or even
a performance. Demo proposals should be in plain text, HTML or
Markdown format, and not exceed 2000 words. A demo proposal should be
clearly marked as such, by prepending Demo Proposal: to the title.
Demo proposals will be published on the FARM website. A summary of the
demo performances will also be published as part of the conference
proceedings, to be prepared by the program chair.
3) Calls for collaboration
Calls for collaboration should describe a need for technology or
expertise related to the FARM theme. Examples may include but are not
- art projects in need of realization
- existing software or hardware that may benefit from functional programming
- unfinished projects in need of inspiration
Calls for collaboration should be in plain text, HTML or Markdown
format, and not exceed 5000 words. A call for collaboration should be
clearly marked as such, by prepending Call for Collaboration: to the
Calls for collaboration will be published on the FARM website.
Authors take note
The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made
available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks
prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication
date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published
All presentations at FARM 2018 will be recorded. Permission to publish
the resulting video (in all probability on YouTube, along with the
videos of ICFP itself and the other ICFP-colocated events) will be
If you have any questions about what type of contributions that might
be suitable, or anything else regarding submission or the workshop
itself, please contact the organisers at:
Brent Yorgey (general chair)
Donya Quick (program chair)
Tom Murphy (performance chair)
Heinrich Apfelmus (self-employed)
Chuck Jee Chau (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Brian Heim (Yale, USA)
Can Ince (ince.io)
Chris Martens (NC State University, USA)
Eduardo Miranda (University of Plymouth, UK)
Ivan Perez Dominguez (University of Nottingham, UK)
Iris Ren (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Henning Thielemann (self-employed)
Didier Verna (EPITA, France)
Dan Winograd-Cort (Target, USA)
Halley Young (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Code of Conduct
FARM adheres to ICFP 2018's Code of Conduct: