The Neuro-Logic of Software Art Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper considers programming in relation to the International linguistics of Roy Harris and the Expanded Mind hypothesis of Andy Clark. It is argued that the use of the term 'language' when referring to programming is a category error that has implications for the practice of Software Art. Developing a practice of Software Art requires an open-ended and heterogeneous approach to coding involving a range of cognitive states.

publication date

  • 2011

published in

  • ISEA2011 Istanbul Conference Proceedings, Leonardo Electronic Almanac


  • MIT Press

presented at

  • 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2011 Istanbul), Istanbul