“Coder le monde” exhibition at Centre Pompidou

“Coder le monde” offers an inventory of contemporary digital creation in various disciplines. The exhibition is based on six timelines (The History of Code, The Algorists, Music and Code, Digital Literatures, Digital Forms in Architecture and Design, The Body and Code).

 

Andrea Branzi, No Stop City (1967)

Andrea Branzi, No Stop City (1967)

 

Digital code and scripting are found everywhere today; the historical sources at the origins of counting and calculation, which formed the basis for the widespread use of algorithms that came with the advent of the computer, offer a foundation for a definition of the computational as it came to prevail in the 1960s. Looking back over less than half a century of history, Coder le monde traces the links between the arts, highlighting the commonalities associated with the development of digital technologies, the elaboration of programming languages and the expansion of networks. The exhibition reveals a shared aesthetic and critical universe concerned to interrogate an everyday life thoroughly pervaded by digital logics. (more…)