Julien Dorra develops digital creativity by organizing creation and experimentation events.
He is a lecturer at Paris 1 Sorbonne, Sup Career and IIM De Vinci.
In 2011, he set up the mentoring program at Le Camping, the first French Start-up accelerator.
With Paysage several creative coders can live-code together on the same visual playground, using only web browsers. Snippets of code that we call 'creatures' are sent and all rendered live, together on a visual playground accessible via an URL.
Paysage allows a very special coding experience: a dozen people coding together in the same room –with maybe even a few more remote– creating a collective, collaborative, and evolving creation.
Paysage is a sandbox with no fixed social rules. Everyone can see, edit, copy and even delete others' code. As in a real sandbox, the users themselves have to invent and reinvent the rules to play well together. Paysage in this sense is also a way to put front and center how programming is at its core a social activity.
Paysage is an open source platform, and has been used as the platform for the Code Créatures workshop at Pompidou Center and at La Gaité Lyrique. It has been tested as a collective code-
Sketching tool in a museum room, replacing the traditional paper and pencil. It is also used to teach an introductory creative coding class to students at communication and web marketing (!) schools, with sometimes up to 25 beginner students all coding on the same playground. Creative chaos guaranteed ;-)