I love writing code to make things: apps, websites, charts, even music. It’s a skill I’ve worked hard at for more than 20 years. So I must confess last week’s news about the release of a new “AI assistant” coding helper called GitHub Copilot gave me complicated feelings. Copilot, which spits out code to order… Read more »
Ben Swift is an internationally-recognised interdisciplinary scholar and electronic/computer music artist, and currently the Educational Experiences team lead (Senior Lecturer) in the School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University—Australia’s top-ranked university (#31 QS world ranking 2021). He’s an expert in computational art & music, AI/machine learning, cybernetics, data vis/data science and user experience (UX) design.
Ben is the founder and director of the code/creativity/culture (c/c/c) studio, an interdisciplinary research and teaching collective which specialises in making things which explore the way that code (software), creativity (especially the arts) and culture (life) intersect in the modern world.