Cooperative Live Coding of Electronic Music with Troop
European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)
Live coding is the process of generating audio or visuals using algorithms that are written, and re-written, live in front of an audience. In a typical performance the live coder will project their screen and share their code and creative processes with the audience. When playing together, a group of live coders will often share resources over a network, such as a tempo clock or lines of code, but rarely do they work together on the same material concurrently. Troop is an interactive text editor that allows multiple users to edit a text buffer simultaneously, evaluate portions of code, and create a shared and cooperative musical experience.