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  • edited January 2020

    I'd like to recommend this article, it's from 2010, but I still refer to it from time to time:

    Does Your Language Shape How You Think?
    August 26, 2010, New York Times

  • Thanks for posting this, I hadn't read it in years but it's a great one, especially about language and gender.

    I have a lot of questions about his description of Sapir-Whorf; the examples he gives (the future tense and Schadenfreude ones) are so ridiculous, it's hard to believe that's really what the theory claimed. I don't understand how we would ever learn a new word in that scenario.

    But when he gets past that, the actual language differences are fascinating. It reminds me of a piece that Allison Parrish used to reference a lot about how different cultures see color, based on which colors have names and how they are grouped.

    (Also, hi Patricia! Nice to see ICP folks here)

  • I'd like to suggest: Gamma, Erich; Helm, Richard; Johnson, Ralph; Vlissides, John (1995). Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-201-63361-0. Design patterns in code have their inspiration in scalable design concepts in architecture developed by Christopher Alexander in his 1977 book A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction. Design patterns have apparently been much more successful in programming than in architecture. Arguably (there has been some controversy around design patterns from the get go), design patterns offer an analytical tool for examining code at medium and large scale. They also drift into cultural patterns, particularly as they organize processes and information. Design Patterns offered a "toolkit" of solutions rather than a hierarchical or universalizing approach to design that resonates still. The book itself has many code examples. The patterns provide procedural metaphors that suggest wider applications.

  • Hi @Temkin, great to see you here too!
    Also, I really like Allison Parrish's work, which I was fortunate to hear at...ICP!

  • By the way, we also have this Zotero group for amassing a Critical Code Studies reading list. Please, join in and help us find as wide a range of readings as possible.

  • Why am I only seeing this book now?

    If...Then: Algorithmic Power and Politics by Taina Bucher.

  • This article shows educational activities involving k-12 students in an after/before school project using the Extensible 3D language and interactive digital resources.

    FRANCO, Jorge Ferreira; LOPES, Roseli de Deus, Uso do Potencial de Sistemas de
    Realidade Virtual como Suporte para Aprender através de Processos Exploração,
    Observação e Construção Colaborativa de Conhecimento. In: Congresso Brasileiro de
    Informática na Educação, CBIE, Workshops (WCBIE 2013), 2013. Disponível em:

    This paper has been part of evolutionary studies related to using coding for building 3D virtual reality environments at k-12 levels.

    FRANCO, J. F.; LOPES, R. D., Developing an Interactive Knowledge-Based Learning Framework with Support of Computer Graphics and Web-based Technologies for Enhancing Individuals’ Cognition, Scientific, Learning Performance and Digital Literacy Competences. In: Nobuhiko Mukai. (Org.). Computer Graphics.(Intech, Croatia, 2012), v. 1, pp. 229-256. Disponível em:

    This text presents a propose for inspiring coding skills as way of including people (students at k-12 levels) with hearing problems in the computer science world within a mood that is integrated with learning sciences concepts

    FRANCO, J. F.; LOPES, R. D., Uma proposta de uso de sistemas avançados de visualização de informação com uma forma de influenciar inclusão digital e social de individuos com necessidades especiais. In: I Congreso Iberoamericano de Accesibilidad Audiovisual (CIAA 2011),Ecola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, 8 e 9 de dezembro, 2011. Disponível em:

    This article presents a collaborative interdisciplinary educational work inside and outside a school environment work based on coding and constructing 3D environments.
    FRANCO, Jorge Ferreira; LOPES, Roseli de Deus, Knowledge Development through
    Collaborative Work Supported by Interactive Technologies. In: Representing and
    Analyzing Collaborative Interactions: What works? When does is Work? To what extent?
    12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED Workshop 6,
    Editor Rosemary Luckin, 18-22 July, Amsterdam, Holland, 2005. Disponível em:

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