6th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design (FARM)

29th September, 2018, co-located with ICFP 2018 in St Louis, Missouri, USA


The ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling and Design (FARM) gathers together people who are harnessing functional techniques in the pursuit of creativity and expression.

Functional Programming has emerged as a mainstream software development paradigm, and its artistic and creative use is booming. A growing number of software toolkits, frameworks and environments for art, music and design now employ functional programming languages and techniques. FARM is a forum for exploration and critical evaluation of these developments, for example to consider potential benefits of greater consistency, tersity, and closer mapping to a problem domain.

FARM encourages submissions from across art, craft and design, including textiles, visual art, music, 3D sculpture, animation, GUIs, video games, 3D printing and architectural models, choreography, poetry, and even VLSI layouts, GPU configurations, or mechanical engineering designs. Theoretical foundations, language design, implementation issues, and applications in industry or the arts are all within the scope of the workshop. The language used need not be purely functional (“mostly functional” is fine), and may be manifested as a domain specific language or tool. Moreover, submissions focusing on questions or issues about the use of functional programming are within the scope.


See also the detailed schedule on the ICFP conference website.

9:00-9:10 Welcome

Donya Quick, Tom Murphy, Brent Yorgey

9:10-10:00: Session 1. Live coding
10:20-12:00: Session 2. Generative Systems
13:30-15:10: Session 3. Audio
15:30-16:10: Session 4. Art
19:30-21:30: Evening of Algorithmic Arts @ The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee Street

Workshop Organisation

Workshop Chair: Brent Yorgey, Hendrix College

Program Chair: Donya Quick, Stevens Institute of Technology

Performance Chair: Tom Murphy

Program Committee:

Code of Conduct

FARM adheres to ICFP 2018’s Code of Conduct.