11th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design (FARM)

8th September, 2023, co-located with ICFP 2023, held in Seattle, Washington, 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.

Call for Papers, Demos, and Performance

The Call for Papers, Demos, and Performance is open is open - deadline is June 8!


FARM 2023 ICFP Page

Keynote: Gloria Cheng (UCLA): “Perfectly Imperfect: Music, Math and the Keyboard”

Workshop Organization

Workshop Chair: Mae Milano (University of California, Berkeley)

Program Chair: John Leo (Halfaya Research)

Performance Chair: Kaley Eaton (Cornish College of the Arts)

Publicity Chair: Michael Sperber (Active Group GmbH)

Program Comittee