Ambika Joshi


Co-founder • Ajaibghar Cultural Services / Gooey.AI • she/her

Ambika is a museum professional and co-founder of Ajaibghar a project management and strategy consultancy for museums and culture projects. Under the moniker computational mama she has been learning and teaching creative coding over the past 3 years. She is also a co-instigator of dra.ft which explores emergent ideas of text and its future.

🇮🇳 India

Designer, project manager, creative computation and festival organizer



Recursion And Symmetry

Learn about the popular generative tropes - Recursion and Symmetry. A playlist of short videos that help you through understanding the basics of the recursive function (repeating something inside itself) and symmetry (plane based symmetry and rotational symmetry).

You can access the videos here:

Coding With Friends

What does it mean to have a simple intimate chat over a shared activity? Does creating with code only serve its purpose towards an output? Can the act of two friends coding together mean more than a product, a production or a performance?
Coding with Friends is an ongoing series of live streams with womxn makers and creators. These are one on one sessions, where Computational Mama invites a friend and they code together. The output is not the purpose of the activity, rather the activity is a simple way of getting to know one and other. Coding with Friends indulges in casual meeting of friends (old and new) where the act of coding together can be equated to making dimsums or folding paper cranes or even playing a board game.
The session is typical between 60-90 minutes. The guest may or may not know code, but is definitely a maker/writer/designer/artist/musician! As the live stream unfolds, a small approachable project is live coded and developed together, generally related to the field of work of the invited guest. When the flow of the live coding process is at a comfortable pace, we discuss various aspects of work/life/and things in between. The intimacy or details of the conversation are very much as per the comfort of the guest - very much like meeting a friend - the agenda need not be too specific, and has an opportunity to steer in any direction.

Coding with Friends Playlist:
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On Twitch

Coding with Friends casually and simply claims space for womxn creators. The series extends the idea of live coding as a form of camaraderie, friendship and self-care.

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