compudanzas

about

en espaƱol: acerca

compudanzas is a research project exploring alternative modes of learning and creating computation.

we attempt to transition from a logic of productivity and efficiency, and circuits that destroy life, to dances, rituals, and other types of seemingly useless computers!

we move calmly, patiently, and with curiosity.

we identify with the ideas of permacomputing and computing within limits.

photo of the rite of computing: there is a wiggly row of shapes in the floor, each of them composed of small blocks of wood. a person is crouching, building one of these shapes. other two people are watching, sitting in the floor. there are some cardboard shapes with symbols, also in the floor.

research

the txiemonks describe our vision for the project.

las danzas is our main line of exploration, but we also design and develop coloring computers, and we investigate beans computing.

we love to share with others in the form of tutorials or talks and workshops.

whenever we write software, we try to do it at a low-level.

we tend to write some poetry related to these interests, and we also have a couple of more serious publications.

mission

we enlarge to a human-scale and slow down to a human-speed the processes that give rise to what is understood as computing.

through our experiments we ask: what happens when computers are dances, rituals, games, instead of closed electronic boxes with a high environmental and social cost?

to what extent can we reappropriate these logics to inspire other ways of being in the world?

what can be the role of non-electronic, very slow, human-scale, and seemingly useless computers, in a world that seems to be in collapse?

are they alternative and empowering didactic materials? performances? puzzles? passtimes? magic tricks? marvelous pursuits?

we see the project existing in these three dimensions:

photo of pieces of wood in the floor, with some hands manipulating them

meta

this wiki is always under construction.

it exists in the web and in the gemini protocol:

compudanzas (web)

compudanzas (gemini)

we are a billingual project; for the moment some texts are in spanish and some others in english only.

you can see the log for updates in the project, the roadmap for updates that want to happen, or the index of all pages in the site.

we are collecting a list of many of our references.

contact

find here different means of contact.

support

support us and help us achieve the goal of having this dream project as our main activity!

incoming links