CFP: CCSWG18 (Jan 15-Feb 5, 2018; Jan 1)

Critical Code Studies Working Group 2018
Jan 15-Feb 5, 2018
Application Deadline (Jan 1)

Announcing the 5th biennial Critical Code Studies Working Group , Jan 15-Feb 5, 2018 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 previous CCSWGs were published in electronic book review, and this year we are opening the forum itself to all, though only participants can post. Past discussions have led to books (10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10), essays, and conference panels. Join us for explorations for the intersections of computer source code and the humanities.

This year’s major topics include: creative and critical coding; identity in code; gender and feminism, race and ethnicity (specifically Black Code Studies), and sexuality in coding cultures.

Guest weekly leaders include: John Bell, Evan Buswell, Jessica Johnson, Judy Malloy, and Margaret Rhee.

To apply to join the working group, please fill out an application by Jan 1

Apply here.

You will need to include:

  • Name
  • Institutional Affiliation (if any)
  • One-sentence bio
  • Past work or study in code or Critical Code Studies
  • (Recommended) Proposed Code Critique thread or related discussion

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. 8.  Participants may be asked to be designated respondents.
CCSWG is sponsored by the Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS) Lab at the University of Southern California. http://haccslab.com (@haccs) and Digital Arts & Humanities Commons at UC Santa Barbara. http://dahc.ucsb.edu/
Coordinated by Jeremy Douglass (UCSB), Mark Marino (USC), Catherine Griffiths (USC), Ali Rachel Pearl (USC), and Teddy Roland (UCSB)

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