10 Print Chr$(205.5+rnd(1)); : Goto 10

August 29, 2014|
10 Print Chr$(205.5+rnd(1)); : Goto 10 by Nick Montfort
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A single line of code offers a way to understand the cultural context of computing.

This book takes a single line of code—the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title—and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. The authors of this collaboratively written book treat code not as merely functional but as a text—in the case of 10 PRINT, a text that appeared in many different printed sources—that yields a story about its making, its purpose, its assumptions, and more. They consider randomness and regularity in computing and art, the maze in culture, the popular BASIC programming language, and the highly influential Commodore 64 computer.

Nick Montfort is Professor of Digital Media at MIT. He is the author of Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction and Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities; the coauthor of Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System and 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10; and the coeditor of The New Media Reader...
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Title:10 Print Chr$(205.5+rnd(1)); : Goto 10
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:328 pages, 9 X 6.06 X 0.67 in
Shipping dimensions:328 pages, 9 X 6.06 X 0.67 in
Published:August 29, 2014
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262526746

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