Computer code; programming. Many modern digital artists are writing their own software using computer code to produce art. Admittedly, the mainstream art world is having trouble accepting this as an art medium. Meanwhile the artists who use code in an artistic context are increasing as is the sophistication of the work being produced.
GPL'ed Free/Libre Open Source Software for GNU/Linux
The following is software I have written for the GNU/Linux platform and is not intended as software art. This software is only available as source code which must be compiled into a binary format before it can be run. This is not uncommon on the GNU/Linux world but might seem a bit strange if you've only ever used Microsoft Windows. By making the source code available and licensing it using the GNU GPL, users are free to modify or improve the code, and re-distribute their modified versions.
My fork of the Specimen Sampler.
An experimental GTK2 JACK MIDI sequencer/arpeggiator
mdz - Mandelbrot Deep Zoom
A GTK2 based Mandelbrot image generator for GNU/Linux with multi-threaded deep precision zooming. (*new* 2010)
An open source logic and puzzle maze game using the SDL graphics library.
Latest release of an open source port to Linux, using curses, of the puzzle game Xor by Astral Software.
wcnt - Wav Composer Not Toilet
A not-real-time modular audio system for GNU/Linux.
gkII - Mandelbrot Mangler
A GTK2 based Mandelbrot image generator for GNU/Linux.
Code Art, Net-Art
The software in this section is written within the context of art. In most instances it is the output of the software which is intended to be evaluated within an artistic context. See Pall Thayer's Microcodes for the opposite approach - where the code itself is to be evaluated within an artistic context.
A BASH shell script which acts as some kind of MIDI sequencer which utilizes X (*new* 2010)
A series of BASH scripts posted to the netbehaviour.org list working with code and command history, and their representation in an artistic context.
D0M1N8 OR SUBM17
A net-art or code-art art work playing loosely with the theme of domination and submission.
Conceptual Art + Fine Art + Net Art = 100 Bricks
Superloopy - The Meaning Of Dreams
The rearranged contents of a dream journal masquerading as a stream-of-consciousness short story.
Loopy IP Colour ['poem']
Computer generated ['poem'] - in colour
A 1700 line text generated using a string of unix commands to process a short text file describing an encounter with a cat.
Wryting In Code
In amongst the Journal entries there are texts which are inspired by code. The most recent of these can be found using the keywords facility to search for pages tagged with code and wryting. Some are loosely poetic, or to be found in the 'interstices' of code and poetry. Some are texts with code scattered amongst the sentences, while others contain texts written in the spaces around actual code.
jwm-art.net is where I've practiced to most effect my web design skills. Behind the site, is a series of scripts for PHP which generate the pages from simple text files. I have sporadically developed these PHP scripts (or programs) since 2005, gradually becomming more ambitious.