Visiting Artist Co-Authors of 10 PRINT April 9th




The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce the fifth presentation, co-authors of the book 10 PRINT, Patsy Baudoin, John Bell and Nick Montfort, for their Spring 2013 Visiting Artist series co-sponsored by the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series. The authors will present a reading followed by discussion on Tuesday April 9th at 7pm in 100 Lord Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

10 PRINT takes a single line of computer code–the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title–and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. The authors of this collaboratively written book treat code not as merely functional but as a text–in the case of 10 PRINT, a text that appeared in many different printed sources–that yields a story about its making, its purpose, its assumptions, and more. They consider randomness and regularity in computing and art, the maze in culture, the popular BASIC programming language, and the highly influential Commodore 64 computer.

Patsy Baudoin is the MIT Libraries liaison to the Media Lab and the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology. John Bell is a Senior Researcher with the Still Water Lab and teaches at UMaine in the New Media and Intermedia programs. Nick Montfort is Associate Professor of Digital Media at MIT and along with 10 PRINT is the coauthor of Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System.

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The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies. The visiting artist series supports and reflects the wide variety of disciplines represented by the program including but not limited to, Art, New Media, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Art History, Engineering, Communications, Media Studies, Music, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and others.

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This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Intermedia MFA Program, the New Media Department, the University of Maine Cultural Affairs / Distinguished Lecture Series, and the Alston D. and Ada Lee Correll Professorship in New Media.

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