while(x): How to Write a Code Poem

How can programming help us recognize patterns?

Develop a general understanding of basic code loops and how they emotionally express themselves in daily life. Through a series of writing exercises with artist and Tech Resident Lai Yi Ohlsen, students will build upon algorithmic logic to create a selection of poems.

This event will take place via Zoom. Attendees will receive a link after registration.

Price: Free ($10 Suggested Donation)

Date: The workshop is a one-time course meeting on April 28 from 7:30-9PM.

Materials: Paper and pen/pencil.

Audience: Open to all.

Lai Yi Ohlsen is an artist and tech worker operating at the intersection of measurement, media, and movement. She is the Project Director of Measurement Lab, a Code for Science Society’s sponsored project, and a 2019 Artist in Residence at Movement Research. Her work has been shown at Movement Research’s Fall Festival, New York Art Book Fair and the Internet Archive’s Decentralized Web Summit. She has been supported by Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, rehearsal Residency, Pioneer Works and Peer-to-Peer NYC. Her current research interests include the proliferation of movement through crappily compressed images, the resistance of automated ‘best practice’ bodies, and how analog forms move in resistance against digital power.