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date: 03 March 2021

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This chapter sheds light on the origin of two of the most vibrant live coding communities outside of the European continent: the Indian and the Mexican. Despite the fact that both communities find themselves in different stages of consolidation and that their origins diverge in their conceptualization, there are similarities that converge in the ‘hacker philosophy’ principles. Sharing, inclusion, transparency, technology appropriation, the lack of hierarchical organization, the involvement in social causes, and the need to generate positive communal impact are some of the characteristics that have turned live coding into a versatile and reachable way of expression for artists of both countries. Live coding seems to be a favourable environment in which many diverse artistic, economic, social, and cultural currents meet through the common interest of experimentation with algorithms. India and Mexico are proof that live coding thrives in freedom, inclusion and diversity.

Keywords: live coding, algorithmic music, Mexican communities, Indian communities, hacker philosophy, Europe

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