Invitation: on-the-fly cantina

The on-the-fly research group invites everybody interested in live coding to participate in a series of monthly casual video chats. Each session will be hosted by one or more members of the community and will be based around a different question. Rather than focusing on tools and specific programming languages, these meetups will provide a space to discuss aesthetics, meta levels and how we relate to live coding - both as artists and as audience.

The first meeting will be on April 12th with the theme “Now that we have gathered - what should we discuss?”. This will be an opportunity for everybody to meet and share interests, concerns and areas of interest for future discussion. On May 10th we have scheduled: “How alive is a livestreamed Algorave?” - a topic very relevant to our current situation and one that considers the practice of televised live coding in general.

So come join us on the 2nd Monday of each month starting this April and share your ideas and questions on everything you always wanted to know about live coding (but were afraid to ask).

At 8PM CEST follow this link:

We follow the code of conduct of the live coding community that can be found at the end of this page.

We are looking forward to chatting with all of you soon! And if you have any further questions or comments let us know also in this thread :).

Anne, Dare, Iván, Luka and Patrick

(the on-the-fly research group)


Coming up, the 2nd on-the-fly cantina!
May’s Monday meetup is titled: “How alive is a live-streamed Algorave?”

As corona-life well and truly passes the one year mark, let us take a moment to reflect on live-streamed Algoraves and other live-coded performances. Whilst these online events have become an integral part of cultural life, how much of the Algorave essence and vibe is still there? Are we dancing in our living rooms, pumping the music loud enough to feel the beats in our bones? Are live-coders still making the same type of music for the at home Algorave experience? Or is it anyway time to focus more on live streamed performances so as to reduce the carbon footprint of the touring artists and to level the playing field for those who can’t afford or are unable to travel?

Grab a beer or tea, and come share your thoughts with us on May 10 at 8PM CEST on

Is there any documentation of the last discussion?