Critical Code Studies

I blame the jet lag for the fact that I honestly can’t tell whether these folks are serious or not.

The blog is dedicated to exploring interpretations of computer code within cultural contexts. Rather than focusing primarily on making code function or even the pursuit of “beautiful” code, critical code studies brings in critical theory to examine the ways in which the lines of code reflect, shape, and reproduce our culture including aspects of class, gender, race, sexuality. These criticisms include both the context for the code’s creation and the ways in which it circulates in culture.

I can totally see class. And I can’t help but think there must be something vaguely gendered, if only in a male-centric, locker-room-homophobia sort of way, about the whole Mort question

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