of their specific history, we think of computer
languages and code as symbolic abstractions of
natural languages, and computers as universal
machines manipulating these symbols. However, today
every computer exists in relation to the Internet,
whether it is connected or not. Every software is
potentially a networked software, a building block
of the networks we live within and through. Because
of this, code is no longer Text, a symbolic
representation of reality - it is reality. To write
code is to create and manipulate this reality.
Within it, artist-programmers are more land-artists
than writers, software are more earthworks than
narratives, this creates new and fascinating issues
in terms of referentiallity and meaning for the
coding artist to delve into.