./code --poetry
./code --poetry
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./code --poetry

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Completed on 2016-12-14

About the Book

./code --poetry is a colourful cacophony of computer languages.

Authors Daniel Holden and Chris Kerr have created a collection of code poems – poems written in the source codes of a variety of programming languages.

Inside, code and poetry are presented alongside visual artwork with the poetry itself embedded in the source code of a number of programs. Every program is entirely valid, and when compiled and run these programs produce the visual artwork presented alongside the individual poems in the collection.

Readers without any knowledge of programming can take satisfaction in the fact they are reading an object that can be processed just as readily by machines as humans.

Lavishly formatted and bursting with colour, this unique book is essential for anyone passionate about visual art, poetry or programming. ./code --poetry is a Rosetta Stone for programmers, restored and rendered for the digital age, highlighting the intersection of three classic art forms.

About the Authors

Daniel Holden
Daniel Holden

Daniel Holden is a PhD student at Edinburgh University doing research into machine learning for character animation.

He is the creator of several well known Open Source C project such as Cello or Corange and also enjoys writing short fiction, digital art, and game development.

Chris Kerr
Chris Kerr

Chris Kerr is from London. His poems have been published in Ambit, Oxford Poetry, Under the Radar, The Literateur and Black Box Manifold.

In 2015, he completed an MA dissertation on Basil Bunting’s poetry at Durham University and co-edited an issue of Magma Poetry.

Table of Contents

  • alone_in_kyoto.hs
  • compound_eye.rb
  • blinds.ante
  • flocking.go
  • bark.png
  • Ants.m
  • irc.py
  • stack.lua
  • by_conspiracy_or_design.js
  • divide.php
  • water.c
  • cold_cloud.cc
  • dreaming_the_brown_note_up.pl
  • chernobyl.rkt
  • clock_in_clock_out.cs
  • steady_hand_game.bef
  • delta_t.bf

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