This is an interdisciplinary network for researchers interested in software
programming both as a research device and an object of study particularly
in the contexts of broader processes of digitisation and datafication.
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 and associated fields to look at how
programming practices can not just be studied, but also critically
leveraged for teaching and research.
The PaSS mailing list is a low traffic list for news, announcements and
discussion around programming in the context of social research.