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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).

LIVE Meetup! Fri Feb 15th (8pm GMT / 12pm PST)

We invite you to a LIVE synchronous meetup for the CCSWG!

Think of it as a mid-Working Group coffee break! Amidst our asynchronous discussions, it will be nice to have some time to see and hear each other.

12pm PST (8pm GMT) , Friday 16th

This is AI+CCS week, so during the live session we plan to do live exploration of how LLMs may be used in CCS endeavors. Come with questions and your inquisitive spirits.

If you would like to propose other live meetups in the future--either with a focus on other topics, or just on dates / in timezones that work for you--please announce in the forum and/or reach out to the coordinators for support.

-- Mark, Jeremy, Andrea, Zach, Lyr, and Elea


  • Here's a screenshot of folks who attended. Thanks to all who came!

  • edited February 19

    Many thanks to everyone who attended the live meetup:

    • Amira Jarmakani
    • Brian Arechiga
    • Cristina Cuneo
    • Harlin / Hayley Steele
    • Jeremy Douglass
    • Mark Marino
    • Federica Frabetti
    • Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal
    • Rory Solomon
    • Stefano Penge
    • Titaÿna Kauffmann-Will

    After self-introductions all around, Jeremy presented a brief introduction to the exercise in LLM reads Marylyn Tan's "Queer Bodies" and shared some transcripts from ChatGPT 3.5 sessions "Code Studies Analysis Exercise" and "Code Studies Advisor." Mark also shared several ChatGPT transcripts. During discussion, Ranjodh shared results from an on-the-fly created ChatGPT Plus "Critical Code Studies Scholar" created by adding 10PRINT and Critical Code Studies books to its knowledge base). The group did some live experiments, including a quick reading of the recent code critique Taylor Swift Web Page and Red Herrings using a variety of prompts -- including playful ones which perform CCS through songwriting.

    You are Taylor Swift, famous pop star and lyrical artist. Your secret second life is as a critical code studies scholar, studying lines of source code and thinking about the metaphoric, poetic, and aesthetic meanings of the code you love. Taylor, I will provide you with a source code snippet, and you will write the lyrics to a song about the meanings you found in the code, using direct quotations of words or phrases from the original code in your lyrics. Do you have any questions for me?

    That sounds like an intriguing challenge! I'm excited to dive into the world of code-inspired songwriting. Before we begin, could you please provide me with the source code snippet you'd like me to explore?

    After the meetup Stefano also went on to post the code critique LLM reads me_myself_and_other_mes.php.

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