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Katie Smillie

806 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Lauren Gardner , Todd Anderson , Katie Smillie , Taeyoon Choi 806 days ago
Todd A The way we read has changed a lot over the past 10 years. Print books and magazines are rare compared to laptops, tablets, smartphones and e-readers. We're more likely to skim than delve, more likely to get the gist of many sources rather than a single one. Now that most of our reading is mediated by technology, it makes sense to develop a writing practice that recognizes, even takes advantage of that fact. 
Taeyoon C
  •  I think the opening of description can focus more on the beautiful intersection of code and poetry. currently the opening paragraph reads more like the focus is on digital technology and literature . 
Lauren G
  • ok, summarized in 'what to expect' so the call will just start from there.
 
  1. Can we describe a day in the program? A narrative introduction to what the participants will experience? such as ... you can come to Babycastles at 6:30pm, the class will start promptly and continue until 9pm... you can hang with other students until midnight or later. etc. 
  • schedule at bottom, please review for clarity
  1. Can you suggest some images for the call? I think images of code poem works, or WordHack event might be good. I have bunch of sfpc images as well. 
  • workin on putting some images down in the schedule, that will be a fun way to show people what the day is like - please feel free to stick some images in there!
 
  •  Now that most of our reading is mediated by technology, it makes sense to develop a writing practice that recognizes, even takes advantage of that fact. By using code and technology you control the readers attention -- where they dwell or skim -- and create an emotional scene on which text resides. In addition to effecting how the text is read,  Code can also generate the content of text, a practice that has spawned some excellent twitter bots and generated novels. 
  • This 2-week program is for writers and poets who want to learn to code or push the boundaries of what's possible with text -- it's also for coders who want to incorporate narrative and poetry into their work.
  • Come with a project in mind, a question you want to explore, or just an excitement to learn. We'll work together to build upon ideas over the two weeks and share our projects with each other at the end of the session.
  • We will be primarily working with JavaScript and Python. You don't need to know how to code in these languages but getting familiar with them will help you make the most of the program. We're here to help you help yourself  and we recommend completing a few online tutorials if you are beginner (resources below).
Katie S
  • I put some suggestions in the text above but tried to keep the original text in case you don't want to keep the changes. 
Lauren G
  • these are great!
  • Meet others! Building a supportive community is important to SFPC. We'd love for you to join us for these two weeks but also to stay involved when they are done. There are opportunities outside of school and We We will do our best to introduce you to people and places that foster creativity and learning around the city.
 
  • Classes will be held between Mon-Fri from 6:30pm - 9:30pm with additional workshops and community picnics social events? on the weekend. 
  • Additionally, the space will be open for students on weekdays for working, learning and hanging out. We encourage people with day jobs to attend this program and it is *not mandatory* to be there during the day, however if you can get away for a few days you can use this time to focus on your project and studies!
 
 
  • 10am, gallery opens and Todd and/or Lauren are there with a fresh pot and a smile 
  • 10am - 1:30pm; individual free time (work, ask questions, do some tutorials, knit a hat... it's all you).  
Lauren G
  • 1:30 - 3:30; scheduled activity. These are lunch breaks with informal activities so we can get to know each other and share knowledge. (pizza party, show and tell, book club, play games & field trips)
  • 3:30 - 6:30; individual free time 
Katie S
  • I think the entire section above that I underlined is kind of overkill and could scare of some people who have full time jobs.  I think it would be cleaner just  to say 
  • Each day you'll have access to the space and individual free time to work on projects, ask questions, or just hang out. Some afternoons, there will be optional scheduled activities such as pizza parties, show and tell, game time & field trips. 
  • 6:30 - 9:30; Class with Todd, Sarah, Allison, or Nick
  • 9:30 - 11; up to you, stay late if you want but you can also or go home and get some rest. 
  • Weekends 1:30pm - 5:30pm 
  • Sat Aug 1st; Check in & workshop w/ outside artist
Lauren G
  • Sun Aug 2nd; Community picnic at Pioneer Works with SFPC alumni. Come get to know your fellow students and previous SFPC alumni.
  • Sat Aug 8th; All-day check in and feedback sessions for the final day (the 9th)
  • check in with teachers to review the work from the previous week and go over any questions you have or show them your ideas and get feedback. 
Katie S
  • Sun Aug 9th; Final day & presentation. Informal get together to show off your final work to friends and family. Celebrate what you have accomplished and things you are excited to work on next!
 
 
807 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Katie Smillie 807 days ago
Katie S SFPC Code Poetry Summer session
 
Lauren G This 2-week program is for writers and poets who want to learn to code or push the boundaries of what's possible with text -- it's also for coders who want to incorporate narrative and poetry into their work.
 
Katie S Whether you're a writer whose always wanted to try writing a little code or a programmer with a fondness for Flaubert, join us for this two week session as we exploring creating works of language in the digital age.
 
In today's world where so much of our reading is mediated by technology, it makes sense to develop a writing practice that recognizes, even takes advantage of that fact. 
 
Lauren G
  • Poetic Computation is a practice and a community that sees the computer as a medium for artistic expression and critical thinking. It's less impressed with the final result of the 'thing' and more supportive of the process, learnings and questions around creating the thing.
 
  • Come with a project in mind, a question you want to explore or just an excitement to learn. We'll work together to build the ideas out over the two weeks and share our projects with each other at the end of the session.
  • We will be primarily working with JavaScript and Python. You don't need to know how to code in these languages but getting familiar with them before class starts will help you make the most of the program end up with a project at the end. We're here to help you help yourself  and recommended completing a few online tutorials if you are beginner (resources below for online tutorials).
Katie S
  • I put some suggestions in the text above but tried to keep the original text in case you don't want to keep the changes. 
 
Lauren G description: 
Todd A The way we read has changed a lot over the past 10 years. Print books and magazines are rare compared to laptops, tablets, smartphones and e-readers. We're more likely to skim than delve, more likely to get the gist of many sources rather than a single one.
Taeyoon C
  •  I think the opening of description can focus more on the beautiful intersection of code and poetry. currently the opening paragraph reads more like the focus is on digital technology and literature . 
Todd A Using code and technology can let you control the readers flow of attention, what parts they should dwell on, what they should speed through, and give you a wide palette to set an emotional scene on which the text resides. In addition to effecting how the text is read, code can generate the content of the text as well, through sets of syntactic rules and analysis of source texts (a practice that has spawned some excellent twitter bots and generated novels). 
Taeyoon C
  •  I like the second paragraph. Maybe start with the second paragraph, and edit the first paragraph to further explain what is code poetry? such as computer program that generate text, computer program as poetic exploration, and using software to perform live text, spoken words and etc? 
 
Suggestions
 
  1. Can we include few good examples of code poetry projects? If I was someone not familiar with this field, I would wonder what exactly are the kind of projects we are looking for. Some of them can be from the teachers who are leading the summer session. Todd, do you have some suggestions? I think having sample works included in the call may help set the right tone for the session. 
  1. Can we describe a day in the program? A narrative introduction to what the participants will experience? such as ... you can come to Babycastles at 6:30pm, the class will start promptly and continue until 9pm... you can hang with other students until midnight or later. etc. 
  1. Can you suggest some images for the call? I think images of code poem works, or WordHack event might be good. I have bunch of sfpc images as well. 
 
 
 
Lauren G dates & logistics:
Monday, July 27th - Sunday, August 9th @ Babycastles gallery
  • Classes will be held between 6:30pm - 9:30pm but the space will be open all day for working, learning, hanging out and sharing
Katie S
  • can you be more specific about when the classes are? Is it every day of the week? potential students will need to know if it fits in their schedules before applying
Lauren G
  • Babycastles; 137 W 14th St. 2nd floor bet. 6th and 7th ave. (https://goo.gl/maps/zxhBL) Near the F, M, L, 1, 2, 3, C, A and Path train lines
 
fees:
2,000
(should we just go for 1500 or do we start with 2k then introduce discounted pricing if we don't get a lot of takers)
 
 
 
who you will meet:
list of teachers/admins and short bios/twitter handles e.g.
  • Todd Anderson; word hacker, hearthstone badass (lol, i'm not even that good (facehunter detected)) & auto-hotkey interpretive dancer @toddwords 
  • Allison P
  • Nick M
 
what to bring:
Laptop (Mac or PC)
Basic knowledge of JavaScript & Python.
 
Katie S Link to apply ...s you type, so that everyone viewing this page sees the same text.  This allows you to collaborate seamlessly on documents!
 
 

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