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Programming for Fun, Together

Critical Writing

Nick Montfort
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ELMCIP Conference on Remediating the Social
Programming for Fun, Together (RtS Video at Bambuser)
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Remediating the Social
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programmingdemoscenehistory and criticismcomputational platformscreative computing
Abstract (in English): 

Ever since computers have been programmed, people have programmed them together. From almost the first days of programming, people have also programmed them unofficially, for fun, to create literary and artistic works, games, and technically impressive feats that suggest new directions for computing.

This paper look into how programmers have worked together in the area of creative computing, and provide a brief discussion of three types of creative programming practices.

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Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction Nick Montfort 2003

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A Response to Nick Montfort's "Programming for Fun, Together" Scott Rettberg 2012

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