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Architectural History of Computing / SFPC Code Subversions / Summer 2016

Architectural History of Computing / School for Poetic Computation Code Subversions Session / Summer 2016

The Short Description on the SFPC Website

How do the physical conditions of the network influence our ideas about its history and politics? During this workshop, we’ll explore different sites in Manhattan relevant to internet infrastructure and history while developing methods for commemorating and critiquing that history with site-specific interventions.

What We'll Be Doing

We'll start the day at 111 Eighth Avenue (corner of 15th Street and 8th Ave) and walk around looking at some relevant historical sites, then head back to SFPC for a discussion and, depending on how much time we have, a paper prototyping session for projects responding to the walk and discussion.

What You'll Need

  • Shoes you can walk in
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (maybe also snacks)
  • A camera, preferably one that can capture GPS exif data (a camera phone is usually fine for this) but also not required
  • Something to take notes with
  • Computers are entirely optional and honestly probably not going to be useful

Pre-Class Resources (totally nonrequired but also fun reading)

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