‹Programming› 2020
Mon 23 - Thu 26 March 2020 Porto, Portugal
Thu 7 May 2020 16:00 - 17:00 - Thu May 7, 4-9 pm London

We follow the received notion of “style” in programming, which is implicitly argued to share many of the values of the quantity of the same name in other areas of human expression, such as literary and artistic expressions. We argue that this is not so, and that this correspondence obscures the essential imbalance in power relations in the ecologies surrounding computational artefacts, and also the fundamentally different nature of these styles in structuring dialogues amongst participants. We consider instead that efforts in cataloguing varieties of ``programming styles'' merely succeed in capturing variation amongst imprisoned expressions. We construct a miniature integration language, still bounded within the space of existing programming language styles, to solve an open authorship problem, and observe that the increased open ownership of expressions has come at a significant usability cost. We look forward to more convivial venues and idioms for expressing computational artefacts, with more equal relationships between the ecologies of construction and ecologies of use.

Thu 7 May
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16:00 - 21:00: Thu May 7, 4-9 pm LondonConvivial Computing Salon
16:00 - 17:00
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Convivial Computing Salon
Antranig BasmanRaising the Floor - International, Philip TchernavskijInclusive Design Research Centre / OCAD University
17:00 - 18:00
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Convivial Computing Salon
Stephen KellUniversity of Kent
18:00 - 19:00
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Convivial Computing Salon
19:00 - 20:00
Break
Convivial Computing Salon
20:00 - 21:00
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Convivial Computing Salon
Kartik Agaramakkartik.name
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