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Michael Mateas

Michael Mateas is a professor of computer science and MacArthur Endowed Chair at the University of California, Santa Cruz whose research focus is AI-based art and entertainment.

Titles by This Author

This book takes a single line of code--the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title--and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. The authors of this collaboratively written book treat code not as merely functional but as a text--in the case of 10 PRINT, a text that appeared in many different printed sources--that yields a story about its making, its purpose, its assumptions, and more.