What Alex has created in the Algorave movement is quite remarkable. He’s ‘cracked the code’ [literally] of how to transform coding into a live creative art form.
This is something I tried to write about in my  Masters thesis — I went into a virtual reality context, trying to enable the construction of any form of codified instrument in a VR environment; exploring questions about what a performant interface might be if you had unlimited possibilities.
Alex has instead created something very useable, accessible and enables many thousands of people to explore and create a different way of writing.
Beyond creating the code, and helping build a diverse and open community, he’s touched on the fact that this is a response to a shifting cultural landscape: “if you share something it grows in value” // “extreme sharing is a political act”
Algorave embodies the principles of a different way of thinking.
In my corporate presentations, today, I talk about data “increasing in value the more it is connected” (rather than “being the new oil”). I suspect we are still at the beginning of this particular socioeconomic unpacking.
[disclaimer: Alex is also a friend, former colleague, and was musician in residence at the Open Data Institute]