Sedition artist and creative computer mastermind Casey Reas participated in the publication 10 PRINT CHR$(105.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, available from MIT Press. The book takes a look at a single line of code – the BASIC program for the iconic Commodore 64 (inscribed in the books’ title) – and examines it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and its cultural significance. Reas designed 10 PRINT and co-wrote it together with Nick Montfort, Patsy Baudoin, John Bell, Ian Bogost, Heremy Douglas, Mark C. Marion, Michael Mateas, Mark Sample, and Noah Vawter.
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“10 Print is a creative adventure in reading source code as a technical object and cultural icon, as well as a window onto the ways in which technical and artistic practices mingle. Wildly imaginative and boldly collaborative, it sets a high bar for the emerging field of critical code studies. It celebrates the ‘Maker’ philosophy and the DIY spirit of home computing at its best. A romp, a scholarly exposition, and an experiment in writing in a collaborative authorial voice, it is a delight not to be missed.” —N. Katherine Hayles, author of How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis; Professor of Literature, Duke University