Critical Code Studies
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Critical Code Studies

Critical Code Studies

Reading List
reading list
HaCCS Lab
HACCS LAB
CCSWG
CCSWG
CCS The Book
CCS The Book

News

CCSWG20: The 2020 Critical Code Studies Working Group has wrapped up. This is the 6th biennial gathering, marking 10 years of these highly productive interdisciplinary gatherings.

The Critical Code Studies book: Now available from MIT Press. Mark Marino has also published this article about the process of writing the book.

New CCS Website: We've just launched this new website to be a hub of CCS activity. Keep this page bookmarked for news and announcements about this burgeoning field.

About

Critical Code Studies is the application of the hermeneutics of the humanities to the interpretation of the extra-functional significance of computer source code. "Extra" does not here mean "outside of" but rather "growing out from." In Critical Code Studies, computer code serves as the entry point to explorations of digital culture.

Among the community resources on this site are pages dedicated to the code from the book Critical Code Studies (MIT Press).

Links on this page will also take you to the Zotero reading collection, an online reading list for Critical Code Studies; the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab, a research group that explores, develops, and promotes Critical Code Studies; and the latest Critical Code Studies Working Group, a biennial online gathering of scholars seeking to explore new areas and code snippets.