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2024 Critical Code Studies Working Group

2024 Critical Code Studies Working Group

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Call for Participation: CCSWG ‘24
8th biennial Critical Code Studies Working Group
Feb 2 - Feb 29, 2024
To apply: Fill out this form.
Apply by January 30, 204

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, such as (10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10), essays, and conference panels, and of course Critical Code Studies. Join us for explorations for the intersections of computer source code and the humanities. Planned topics for this year include:
*Queer(ing) Code
*CCS and AI
*The CCS Special issues of Digital Humanities Quarterly
*Teaching Code and Code Studies

Discussion leaders will include:

Edmond Chang, Jarah Moesch, Marylyn Tan, Jeremy Douglass, Mark Marino Edmond Y. Chang is an Associate Professor of English at Ohio University. His areas of research include technoculture, race, gender, and sexuality, queer game studies, feminist media studies, popular culture, and 20/21C American literature. Recent publications include “Gaming While Asian” in Made in Asia/America, “Imagining Asian American (Environmental) Games” in AMSJ, “Queergaming” in Queer Game Studies, and “Why are the Digital Humanities So Straight?” in Alternative Historiographies of the Digital Humanities. He is the creator of Tellings, a high fantasy tabletop RPG, and Archaea, a live-action role-playing game. He is also an Assistant Editor for Analog Game Studies and a Contributing Editor for Gamers with Glasses.

Jarah Moesch (MFA, PhD) is an artist-designer-scholar whose work explores issues of justice through the design, production, and acquisition of embodied knowledges. Jarah’s research incorporates queer crip theory, cultural studies, art, and design practices to develop new models for justice and to imagine new worlds. Jarah’s artwork has been shown across the United States as well as internationally in festivals and exhibitions. Jarah holds an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, and a PhD in American Studies from University of Maryland.

Marylyn Tan. Queer, female, and Chinese, MARYLYN TAN is a linguistics graduate, poet, and artist who has been performing and disappointing since 2014. Her work trades in the conventionally vulgar, radically pleasurable, and unsanctioned, striving to emancipate and restore the alienated, endangered body. Tan is the poetry reader for Singapore Unbound, founder of multidisciplinary arts collective DIS/CONTENT (hellodiscontent.carrd.com), and can be found in her habitat at instagram/marylyn.orificial or facebook.com/mrylyn. She lives in Singapore.

To apply: Fill out this form 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 previous Code Critiques.

Notice of acceptance will be given by Jan. 30. 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 Lyr Colin (USC), Andrea Kim (USC), Elea Zhong (USC), Zachary Mann (USC), Jeremy Douglass (UCSB), and Mark C. Marino (USC).