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Numeric coding and digital writing have progressively being incorporated into various creatives fields, disciplines and creations (video installations, paintings, pictures, sculptures …). Visual artists, composers and musicians, poets and authors, dancers and choreographers, architects and designers incorporate programming language into their work since the 1960s.

Treating frequencies as pure materials and pushing the boundaries of musical writing – as Ryoji Ikeda approaches sound since 1990 – transforms white noise and sine waves into the sole vocabulary of a purely mathematical grammar of duration.

Digital cultures have for sure transformed all kind of creative fields. Yet, do multiplication of language and the access to the worldwide network really transfigure the permeability of communication and the imaginary of mankind or is it just another controlled experience of our conscious perception?