Critical Code Studies Working Group 2012 (1/20, 1/30-2/20/12)

Critical Code Studies Working Group 2012 (1/20, 1/30-2/20/12)
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 11:17am to Monday, February 20, 2012 - 8:17pm


CFP: Critical Code Studies Working Group 2012 (1/20, 1/30-2/20/12)
You are invited to participate in:
Jan 30-Feb 20, 2012
This three-week working group aims to develop readings and methodologies of Critical Code Studies, which examines the extra-functional significance of computer source code.
The 2012 forum-based online working group is the follow-up to the highly successful CCSWG (2010), which brought together a community of researchers in waysleading to later scholarly presentations, papers, and book projects. It also led to a vibrant discussion in the HASTAC scholar forums in 2011.
Threads from CCSWG 2010 were later published in electronic book review. Read more about the first CCSWG here (  The CCSWG is sponsored by the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab at USC (
CCSWG12 will feature concentrated discussion threads and individual code critiques.
Preliminary Featured Presenters include:
(see website for updated list)
  • David M. Berry
  • micha cardenas
  • Craig Dietrich
  • Jeremy Douglass
  • Federica Frabetti
  • Dennis Jerz
  • Elizabeth Losh
  • Stephen Ramsay
To apply to join the working group, please send an application to markcmarino at gmail by Jan. 20th including:
  • Name:
  • Institutional Affiliation:
  • Past work or study related to Critical Code Studies
  • Proposed Code Critique thread or related discussion
  • Brief Bio

A “code critique” is a segment of code (or entire program) you wish to offer for discussion by the working group.  You can see examples of code critiques in these HASTAC threads

Notice of acceptance will be given by Jan. 25th.
Please contact Mark Marino with questions.

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