this thursday is the next installment of our ‘fOO_bar’ : “a combination of presentation, installation and performance of digital art and music, showing current interests from the lab without excessive 2.0_fluff – enjoy true interactivity and have a drink while you’re at it…”

we have a great programme lined up, full details below or via here


Al Jazari

Al-Jazari was an influential scholar and engineer who lived at the beginning of the 13th century, this project was inspired by his robot musicians who were designed to play at royal drinking parties.

Now, Al-Jazari is an installation which is livecoded entirely by gamepad, and employs a simple graphical language to allow robots to interact with each other and move over a terrain populated by audio triggers. The running code is displayed and edited in thought bubbles over each robot.

presentation LiveCoding

Slub artists Alex McLean and Dave Griffiths will give a presentation on livecoding, the art of programming in front of an audience. Screens are projected in order to display the entire process to the audience, thus making computer based performances more interesting and inclusive.

The presentation is an introduction to a more elaborate livecoding workshop series and event at WORM, which will take place in June.


WorldWideWave is a radio scanning and mixing performance apparatus, a mass feed of all radio stations and scanners that stream tothe internet. Finally, full visual access to all frequencies for denizens of the global north!
Valeria Marraco will go where no performer has gone before to have a close encounter of the proto-military kind and weave her way through the stratosphere of static and sound…

WWW is a project by WORM’s moddr_lab ArtistIn Residence Sofy Yuditskaya.


A futuristic expatriate American Space Ranger combines wearable computing, midi guitar, and live energy to wander the digi-range as a robotcowboy playing for dying astronauts. This is a lofi-guitar-compu-show with algorithmic balls from a DEVOspud, laptop-stomping idiot wearing exposed electronics.

“You are unwittingly controlled by your machines, I feel obligated to return the favor through sonic variations in time and booty shaking. I will protect you from the arcane sonic forces which threaten your very existence.”