Welcome to CodeWork!
We are a group at the University of Minnesota interested in looking at computer code and the various ways it influences our lives. We are curious about how code shapes our lives in ways that go beyond mere functionality—including, for example, how code shapes our experiences of identity, privacy, history, citizenship, teaching and learning, art and creativity, etc. When examining code, we believe that it's necessary to adopt a variety of lenses drawn from across the spectrum of knowledge production. Instead of focusing on disciplines, we envision our collaborative as a space for interdisciplinary engagement and collaboration. Our aim is to pool together multiple voices, experiences, and ways of investigating code-work.
We also hope to explore some practices common to coding communities—things like algorithmic problem-solving, collaborative development processes, version management, hackathons, agile project management, etc.—and consider ways these practices could enrich our academic community.
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Our work is supported by the University of Minnesota's Institute for Advanced Studies. They are a resource to help foster interdisciplinary collaborations among students, faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota. They support a number of fascinating collaboratives and events across the U of M, so please take some time and see what other projects they are currently supporting!