Critical Code Studies Working Group 2014 (2/15, 2/23-3/23)

Critical Code Studies Working Group 2014 (2/15, 2/23-3/23)
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 3:00am to Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 3:00am

Critical Code Studies Working Group 2014
Feb 23-March 23, 2014

Announcing the 3rd biannual Critical Code Studies Working Group , Feb 23-March 23, online. CCSWG is the major online think tank for Critical Code Studies, a hub of dialogue and collaborative inquiry that generates major thrust in the reading of code.  The threads from the first were published in electronic book review, as will the threads from the subsequent CCSWGs.  Past discussions have led to books (10 PRINT), essays, and conference panels. Join us for explorations for the intersections of computer source code and the humanities.

Major Topics:
Nick Montfort: Exploratory Programming
Arielle Schlesinger with Jacqueline Wernimont & Ben Wiedermann: Feminist Code
Adeline Koh, Amit Ray, Roopika Risam: Postcolonial Critical Code Studies

Coordinated by Jeremy Douglass and Mark C. Marino

HASTAC Scholars, members, and friends are especially welcome at CCSWG, as it has always been such an ardent supporter of this emerging field.  Note Arielle Schelsinger's discussion of Feminist Code continues a conversation that began on HASTAC.  Critical Code Studies itself was also the subject of a previous thread. 

To apply to join the working group, please send an application to ccswg14 at gmail by Feb 12th including:

  • Name:
  • Institutional Affiliation:
  • Past work or study related to Critical Code Studies
  • (Recommended) 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 Feb 15. Send applications to ccswg14 at g- mail dot com.

CCSWG is sponsored by the Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS) Lab at the University of Southern California. http://haccslab.com  Twitter: @haccs
Special thanks to HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance Collaboratory) for its support in fostering discussions of Critical Code Studies.

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