Professor of Digital Media, MIT Comparative Media Studies Program
Breakout Room: Creative Code
Poet and MIT professor of digital media, Nick Montfort, creates and supports the creation of computational poetry and art as programmer, author, and pedagogue. Curator of the Generative Unfoldings: (Screen) and (Code) exhibition, Montfort extends this dedication to all manner of programming efforts in the arts and humanities to the commissioning of original generative software art for CAST.
Nick Montfort. Credit Ricky Adam.
2021, Dead Alive Magazine
Shaped of silicon and animated by language, this slim computer-generated book scheduled for release in early 2021 seems at first to be built of increasingly complex progressions of similar, cycling sentences. Some of them, even though they are syntactical, seem so elaborate as to exceed human understanding.
2021, MIT Press
Nick Montfort reveals programming to be not merely a technical exercise within given constraints but a tool for sketching, brainstorming, and inquiry.