Poetic Computation: Reader is an online-book about code as a form of poetry and aesthetic by Taeyoon Choi. Based on his lectures at the School for Poetic Computation, the book introduces the poetic aspects of computation and considers how engaging technology with this lens can lead to new political possibilities. In connecting modern computation to its historical antecedents, it problematises the fetishistic embrace of technology and presents a case for [radical/ongoing] intervention.
The book’s format is an extension of those themes—taking the form of an open source, digital reader designed and developed by New York-based studio HAWRAF. Exploring new ways for reading online, the book emphasizes accessibility, offering a range of inputs through which to engage with the text.
School for poetic computation (SFPC) is a hybrid of school, artist residency and research group in New York City. One of it’s founders, and teachers, Taeyoon Choi speaks to two artists who taught at SFPC, about their experience of teaching and artistic research.