• @illestpreacha
  • Using Code Creatively with creative mediums to Deliver Experiences
Kofi Oduro(Illestpreacha) is a Creative Coder, Performative Programmer & Experience Enhancer, who merges an array of media to provide unique experiences that promote discussion, reflection, and interaction. With over 10 years of performance, event production and audiovisual output, he takes inspiration from creative endeavours that are not normally seen together to create a harmonic experience for audience and users alike.

Illespreacha's practice is an observation of the world around us that he puts into artworks for others to relate to or disagree with. Through AV, Poetry/Narrative & Creative Coding, He highlights the realms of human performance  & human mind in different scenarios. "Poetry is Code, Code is Poetry".

These situations can be described as social, internal, or even biological, which we face in our everyday lives. Adding music and visuals often helps to perceive one's own feelings, and to highlight the different subtleties that make us human. With a dose of technology, there is an endless range of progress in human creative endeavours.
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What Kofi's working on

What Kofi's working on

2022
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Rite in Rolls, a game/framework made alongside Ramblin Intellect  and was featured in the following book amongst other game Devs. It was an honored to be published  ,"Black in Games Studies"


https://kilthub.cmu.edu/articles/book/Black_Games_Studies/17100431/1

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1794779140/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_N4G3RD0JSER8G3K86V5D
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2021
Nov 22, 2021
Nov 22, 2021
Hybrid Live Coding Interfaces 2021: Beyond the Screen

https://hybrid-livecode.pubpub.org/workshop2021
Curated by Montreal-based artist Kofi Oduro (illestpreacha), Hybrid Live Coding Interfaces 2021: Beyond the Screen invites practitioners of live coding and those that are adjacent to submit proposals for lightning talks, mini-performances, speculations/ponderings and/or art works.

Live coding isn’t just about what is written on the screen but also the state of mind, the expression that is being executed by the performer in relation to or in accordance with the state of the intended audience. 

In this call, we are interested in proposals that explore live coding beyond the screen. Examples range from but are not limited to:

  • Self Care

  • Imagination

  • Duality

  • The Mundane

  • Translation

  • World building

  • Journaling

  • Exploring the Senses

  • Exploring the World

  • Self-Expression

  • Remixing vs From Scratch

  • Play

Curious about what kinds of projects were discussed at the previous workshop? Visit the HLCI 2020 proceedings here.


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Nov 17, 2021
Nov 17, 2021
Gave a talk about creating your own world and stories through data, numbers and code for Black Data Week in 2021

Information can be found here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-in-data-week-2021-tickets-191046434027

Videos can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNrZCiqSsmhrFQTHcDNaLTA
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Aug 13, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
With other members of Team 31 of the DS4A Empowerment program, we launched 

www.afyako.com


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DS4A (Data Science fof All)Fellowship, Correlation-One
Apr 30, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
Colorscape: Hues into Grooves takes the values of a color and uses only numbers found in that number  to make that song. Followed by having the title of said song as the hex value of the Color.
Consider it an audio representation, internal monologue and personification of the color
Coded in SonicPi with tempo post process at parts to make for the dialogue 
Album Links
https://open.spotify.com/album/7GMBsifRoogHNHu1ryNOBf

https://soundcloud.com/llestreacha/sets/colorscape-hues-into-grooves

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mdwMXw6oaS5jt-EjnhbJ95Xgt6zDVDF6Y
First Audiovisual Version of Album: https://youtu.be/T94iJBcly3A
Explanation of Process - Loud Numbers-Data Sonification Album: https://youtu.be/X17zV8-4CdI?t=10073 2:47:50 - 3:17:08  Kofi Oduro - Sonification of Our Senses

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Feb 18, 2021
Feb 18, 2021
2021. The Supernova Podcast: Transcending Digital Realities  (Livecoding, Creative Coding, Narrative Design, Performance Art,  Q&A)

https://anchor.fm/supernovapodcast/episodes/Transcending-Digital-Realities-with-Kofi-Oduro-eqiial
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