Flow (2015) is a solo live coding performance that explores and subverts aspects of cognitive flow. SuperCollider generates and runs a large number of live codable snippets of code, and automatically changes which snippet is available to the performer for editing. The performer uses an EEG device to track their own engagement with the performance. The system either enforces or subverts engagement by making the available code snippet change more quickly the more engaged the performer is. Live visuals represent the engagement levels of the performer, their physical action of typing, and the editing of code.
Flow was developed during a collaborative residency at Digital Media Labs 2015.
29th September 2015 / Digital Media Labs @ Piel View House, Barrow-in-Furness