Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design (FARM)

September 6, 2014, co-located with ICFP 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden


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.


HD videos are available in the FARM 2014 YouTube channel.

Program and Schedule

09:00-09:10: Welcome from the chairs

09:10-10:00 (Session 1, Chair: Alex McLean)

10:00-10:30: Break

10:30-11:20 (Session 2, Chair: David Duke)

11:20-11:40: Break

11:40-12:30 (Session 3, Chair: Paul Hudak)

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:50 (Session 4, Chair: David Janin)

14:50-15:10 Break

15:10-16:00 (Session 5, Chair: Sam Aaron)

16:00-16:30 Break

16:30-17:20 (Session 6, Chair: Henrik Nilsson)

17:20-17:30 Closing Words

Live Performances

On the evening of September 6 (after the workshop) we had an evening of live performances at 3:e Våningen (3rd floor), in collaboration with Anders Carlsson aka goto80 and Palle Dahlstedt, starting at 8PM.

The evening featured:

Call for Papers and Demo Proposals

The call for papers and demo proposals (expired) is here.

Workshop Organisation

Workshop Chair: Alex McLean, School of Music, University of Leeds

Program Chair: Henrik Nilsson, University of Nottingham

Publicity Chair: Michael Sperber, Active Group GmbH