This is an interdisciplinary network for researchers interested in software programming
both as a research device and an object of study, particularly around the methodological
innovations happening through social science usages of digital data.
It aims to support the cultivation of "critical technical practice" (Agre, 1997) around
the research, development and use of code - informed by developments in digital methods,
digital sociology and emerging teaching formats.
PaSS draws on research in Science and Technology Studies, New Media Studies, Software
Studies, Ethnomethodology, Human-Computer Interaction and associated fields to look at how
programming practices can not just be studied, but also critically leveraged for teaching
The PaSS mailing list is a low traffic list for news, announcements and discussion around
programming in the context of social research.