[Apr 26 – May 5] MY _____ IS AN ECOSYSTEM: Main Page

Two weekends of events and exhibition, opening April 26th and closing May 5th
Free and open to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (11am-5pm)
Performances daily at 3pm. Workshops, talks, and presentations on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm.

LOCATION: Harvestworks Art and Technology Program Building 10a, Nolan Park, Governors Island

Calendar of Events


List of Participants

Processes. Loops. Glitch. Noise. Feedback. Nostalgia. Sustainability. World building. An ecosystem of ecosystems. This year’s show, My ______ is an Ecosystem (said “my blank is an ecosystem”) features a selection of art, workshops, discussions, and performances that explore the former ideas in many ways.

From interactive installations to video art, and audiovisual performances to sculpture, this exhibition features artists using live coding, artificial intelligence, custom electronics and software, repurposed electronics and e-waste, permacomputing, and more. 

The title of the show refers to the relationships these featured artists build with their imaginations and tools. An alternative name for this show could be “This is an ecosystem,” referring to this collection of work, the event, and the community of artists involved.

About LiveCode.NYC

LiveCode.NYC is a New York City-based leaderless social group and artist collective devoted to the real-time programming technique called live coding. Members include artists, engineers, actors, designers, educators, musicians, game developers, and writers. The group has no formal membership or hierarchy, and anyone is welcome to join, attend, participate in, and host algoraves.

Live coding and algoraves (algorithm + rave) are global movements, they “are a way to experience something as abstract as algorithmic music with your whole body, with your mind and with your feet, and everything in between” (Alex McLean). Where traditional music and visuals are effectively opaque, a key component to live coding is transparency, performers display the code which produces the sights and sounds the audience experiences. Some guiding principles of our community include: Exposing algorithmic processes, being wary of established institutions, collapsing hierarchies, respecting other communities, equitable diversity and inclusion in lineups and audiences, and making space for experimentation and failure.

Website: livecode.nyc


  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/04/style/live-code-music.html 
  2. https://www.vice.com/en/article/j5wgp7/who-killed-the-american-demoscene-synchrony-demoparty  

This is a Satellite Event for this year’s International Conference of Live Coding (ICLC)
Main Organizer/Producer: Melody Loveless
Co-Organizers/Producers: Cameron Alexander and Eric Lee
Stage Manager and Web Editor: Fuguo Xue

Thank you to Carol at Harvestworks for her generosity and openness with us!




Governors Island is only accessible by ferry.  The ferry from the Governors Island Ferry Terminal in lower Manhattan (10 South Street) to Soissons Landing on Governors Island is wheelchair-accessible. 

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Getting to the Exhibition

It is about a 7-10 minute walk from Soissons Landing to the Harvestworks house. Most paths on the island are wheelchair accessible. However, the path and entrance to the exhibition features an uneven surface. (approx. last 50 ft of the journey.) 


Accessibility is limited for wheelchair users and others who need step-free access. The exhibition is in a two-story house with stairs (approx. seven) leading into the building. 

There are wheelchair accessible restrooms near Soissons Landing. The closest restrooms have stairs.

There is no heat, AC, and/or running water in the building. We recommend dressing for the elements and consulting the weather forecast to prepare for your trip.

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Sensory Advisory

Not all, but many parts of the exhibition include dark rooms and flashing lights. Discretion is advised.

COVID Safety

Please mask while indoors / in our space. We will have limited masks at the door.

Code of Conduct

Livecode.NYC is dedicated to providing harassment-free discord, meetup, performance, and event experiences for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of community members in any form. For more details, visit: livecode.nyc/coc.html

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