The Kitchen Table Coders’ panel discussion at the New Museum featured panelists Amit Pitaru of Kitchen Table Coders, Jer Thorpe, artist and educator, Sonali Sridhar of Hacker School, and Vanessa Hurst of Girl Develop It, moderated by Douglas Rushkoff, educator and author of Program or Be Programmed.
A few spots are still available for the workshops tomorrow.
The best answer I hear as to why non-programmers should care about code; to make tools for yourself that there would never be a market for. This is particularly relevant for artists who may may want to create random or esoteric tools to enable their processes (think oblique strategies).
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