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Checkpoints Lab

Work, Musings, Writings and Projects from FLEFF's Checkpoints Lab 2011

Posted by Nicholas Knouf at 4:43PM   |  3 comments

Week 7's student summary comes from Annie Bunyavadhana.

In Code is Speech: Legal Tinkering, Expertise, and Protest among Free and Open Source Software Developers, by Gabriella Coleman examines how Free and Open Source Software developers were able to use their techno-craft to defend against the legal efforts that try to constrain their autonomy.

Connecting code and...


Posted by Nicholas Knouf at 4:41PM   |  3 comments

Week 7 looked at the phenomenon of Wikileaks, and especially how it intersects with digital and physical borders on the so-called "immaterial" Internet.


Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens, “<nettime&rt; Twelve Theses on Wikileaks by Geert Lovink & Patrice Riemens”, December 7, 2010,...


Posted by Nicholas Knouf at 4:39PM   |  11 comments

This week's student summary comes from Julian Weisner.

Since the assimilation of computers and machines into daily human life there have been questions about the benefits of these “advancements” Recently more than ever as a culture filled with technology I have seen and heard of many downsides to these “advancements”. Just as we have gained new materials and media for communication,...


Posted by Nicholas Knouf at 4:31PM   |  3 comments

Week 6 explored the poetic and the political in design, and especially how they interface with what can and cannot be done with technologies.


Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects (Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser, 2002), 57–73

Anthony Dunne, Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience,...


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The selected summary for Week 5 was written by Annie Bunyavadhana.

Annie Bunyavadhana

"Precarias a la Deriva: A Very Careful Strike" uses the theory of the derive to develop four hypotheses on the duty of care and the caring labor which is maintained mostly by women in a patriarchal and capitalist society. The first hypothesis states that sex, care and attention...


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