Issue 28 11.20.13

Issue 28
Writing as Programming as Writing

Back in 2003, at the Digital Humanities conference in Athens, Georgia, Geoffrey Rockwell and I threw all caution to the wind and performed a live Brechto-Socratic dialogue on the relationship between programming and writing. People still ask us about it, but we’ve never been sure exactly what to do with it.

The intellectual glow of THATCamp must have put me in the mood, because this afternoon it came to me – the ideal forum for what Geoffrey and I privately refer to as ”Untitled #4.”

It was impossible to give Geoffrey’s character his signature beard, but other than that, I would say it perfectly recreates the original performance (including our extraordinary range as “voice talents”). Enjoy!

Writing as Programming as Writing from Stephen Ramsay on Vimeo.