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2024 Participants: Hannah Ackermans * Sara Alsherif * Leonardo Aranda * Brian Arechiga * Jonathan Armoza * Stephanie E. August * Martin Bartelmus * Patsy Baudoin * Liat Berdugo * David Berry * Jason Boyd * Kevin Brock * Evan Buswell * Claire Carroll * John Cayley * Slavica Ceperkovic * Edmond Chang * Sarah Ciston * Lyr Colin * Daniel Cox * Christina Cuneo * Orla Delaney * Pierre Depaz * Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal * Koundinya Dhulipalla * Samuel DiBella * Craig Dietrich * Quinn Dombrowski * Kevin Driscoll * Lai-Tze Fan * Max Feinstein * Meredith Finkelstein * Leonardo Flores * Cyril Focht * Gwen Foo * Federica Frabetti * Jordan Freitas * Erika FülöP * Sam Goree * Gulsen Guler * Anthony Hay * SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY * Brendan Howell * Minh Hua * Amira Jarmakani * Dennis Jerz * Joey Jones * Ted Kafala * Titaÿna Kauffmann-Will * Darius Kazemi * andrea kim * Joey King * Ryan Leach * cynthia li * Judy Malloy * Zachary Mann * Marian Mazzone * Chris McGuinness * Yasemin Melek * Pablo Miranda Carranza * Jarah Moesch * Matt Nish-Lapidus * Yoehan Oh * Steven Oscherwitz * Stefano Penge * Marta Pérez-Campos * Jan-Christian Petersen * gripp prime * Rita Raley * Nicholas Raphael * Arpita Rathod * Amit Ray * Thorsten Ries * Abby Rinaldi * Mark Sample * Valérie Schafer * Carly Schnitzler * Arthur Schwarz * Lyle Skains * Rory Solomon * Winnie Soon * Harlin/Hayley Steele * Marylyn Tan * Daniel Temkin * Murielle Sandra Tiako Djomatchoua * Anna Tito * Introna Tommie * Fereshteh Toosi * Paige Treebridge * Lee Tusman * Joris J.van Zundert * Annette Vee * Dan Verständig * Yohanna Waliya * Shu Wan * Peggy WEIL * Jacque Wernimont * Katherine Yang * Zach Whalen * Elea Zhong * TengChao Zhou
CCSWG 2024 is coordinated by Lyr Colin (USC), Andrea Kim (USC), Elea Zhong (USC), Zachary Mann (USC), Jeremy Douglass (UCSB), and Mark C. Marino (USC) . Sponsored by the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab (USC), and the Digital Arts and Humanities Commons (UCSB).

Conclusion of the 2024 working group

edited March 4 in 2024 General

Dear working group participants,

Last week marked the end of our programming for the 2024 Critical Code Studies Working Group. Thank you all for a productive and enlightening 8th biennial!

Our forum will remain open to replies for one extra week. Many need just a bit more time to contribute one last response. If you wish to leave any last comments, reactions, brainstorms or critiques on any working group discussion (Weeks 1-4), please do so.

If you wish to contribute CCS teaching materials or experiences please comment in Craig Dietrich's Teaching CCS main thread or create your own Week 4 thread with syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, exercises, or workshops.

By this Sunday Mar 3rd please contribute any new code critiques if you still wish to do so. This will allow time for respondents.

After next Sat Mar 9th all threads will close for new comments and be archived for editing and republication. Past working groups have appeared in Electronic Book Review.

Also, keep in mind that participants are invited to use book discount from The MIT Press discount code for books related to Critical Code Studies and to contribute items to the CCS Zotero Bibliography.

Our topic schedule this year has included:

  • Feb 5 Week 1: Queer(ing) Code
  • Feb 12 Week 2: AI and CCS
  • Feb 19 Week 3: DHQ Special Issues
  • Feb 26 Week 4: Teaching Code Studies

Special thanks to hosts Edmond Y. Chang & Jarah Moesch for leading "Queer(ing) Code" and to Marylyn Tan for contributing her featured poem, to Craig Dietrich for leading "Teaching Critical Code Studies", and to our co-hosts and guest authors from the Critical Code Studies special issues of Digital Humanities Quarterly: David Berry, Jason Boyd, Kevin Brock, Matthew Burton, Evan Buswell, John Cayley, Lai-Tze Fan, Minh Hua, Zach Mann, Rita Raley, Daniel Temkin, Annette Vee, Zach Whalen, and Joris Van Zundert.

Thanks also to the organizers: Lyr Colin, Andrea Kim, Elea Zhong, Zachary Mann, Jeremy Douglass, and Mark C. Marino, to our sponsors, the Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS) Lab at the University of Southern California and the Digital Arts & Humanities Commons at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and to Digital Humanities Quarterly and The MIT Press for supporting scholarship in Critical Code Studies.

Finally, our thanks to YOU for being a participant in this working group! We look forward to continuing the conversation in the months and years to come before reconvening for CCSWG 2026. Please contact us to discuss ideas for the next biennale! To keep up with calls and events in the meantime watch HaCCS Lab ( and Critical Code Studies ( or follow on social media.

with best regards,
Jeremy, Mark, Zach, Andrea, Lyr, and Elea


  • How does an African scholar staying in the Subsaharan Africa practice CCS without the knowledge of programming? I think, a teacher of CCS must be a code reader as well as a programmer for him to be a code critique!

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