Code Societies 2019
Nabil Hassein & Melanie Hoff taught Computational Methods of Code Societies
An introduction to the the programmer, the computer, and the environments they create together. We wrote folder poetry in the command line, coded socially with Github, and processed language with Python.
American Artist taught Software as Ideology
We Discussed how software, from programs to GUIs, can teach us about how we enact ideology in our lives.
Everest Pipkin taught Building Nets for Floating Data
We learned how to scrape the web while asking the question, what does consent mean when repurposing online data?
Allison Parrish taught The Computational Scrawl
We examined the physical gesture and material artifacts of the act of writing, as seen through the lens of computation and digital media.
Ingrid Burrington taught Networked Terraforming
We deconstructed the internet as the largest global terraforming project.
Melanie Hoff taught Cybernetics of Sex: Technology, Feminism(s), and the Choreography of Culture
We considered the social norms and laws that regulate reproduction, sex, & gender as a case study for thinking about systemic problems and feedback loops.
BUFU taught WYFY: Exorcizing Technology
We Went on a journey to rethink building more equitable spaces IRL/URL and participated in meditative exercises to exorcize technology.
Dan Taeyoung taught Ethicsware
We asked what is intimate software, created by us, only for us, that debates with our ethical selves? We used Python to create software that debates and disputes, rather than fulfills our desires.
Nora Khan taught Critical Simulation
We rethought techno-utopian ideals of neutrality that perpetuates the idea of a “just world” which assumes a flat plane of opportunity. Together we imagined alternative simulations of collective futures we wanted to be a part of.
FlucT taught We Play Programmed
An embodied workshop and performance about performance both as art and behavior. We explored how behaviors are prioritized by social programming, whether by poetry or by survival.
Taeyoon Choi taught Distributed Web of Care
Taeyoon prompted us to think about not simply decentralizing networks, but taking a step further to weave a distributed web of care. Through code, movement, and string we practiced an understanding of that which could not be verbalized.
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