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  1. Aug 2021
    1. Since the reader was able to shape hand and finger as he or she saw fit, we can sometimes recognise a particular reader within a single manuscript, or even within the books of a library. The charming hands function as a kind of fingerprint of a particular reader, allowing us to assess what he or she found important about a book or a collection of books.

      I've heard the word "hand" as in the phrase "an operator's hand" used in telegraphy to indicate how an experienced telegraph operator could identify the person at the other end with whom they were communicating by the pace and timbre of the code. I've particularly heard reference to it by code breakers during wartime. It's much the same sort of information as identifying someone by their voice on the phone or in a distinctive walk as seen at a distance. I've also thought of using this idea in typing as a means of secondary confirmation for identifying someone while they input a password on a keyboard.

      I wonder if that reference predates this sort of similar "hand" use for identifying someone, if this may have come first, or if they're independent of each other?

  2. Sep 2020
    1. These lenses include interpretive frameworks such as structuralism and formalism, and deconstruction; identity- related approaches such as feminism and critical race studies; globally oriented approaches such as postco-lonialism; and many more.

      les code studies s'inscrivent d’emblée dans une pluralité d’approches – pour Marino, elles ne sont pas exhaustives – d’où leur pertinence dans des analyses intersectionnelles – elles informent les autres disciplines comme elles se nourrissent d’elles

    2. o read code critically is to explore the significance of the specific symbolic structures of the code and their effects over time if and when they are executed

      la dimension performative (code exécuté) est fondamentale dans l’étude du code, qu’on ne peut simplement étudier de manière statique: il faut le lancer, le jouer, l’exécuter.

    3. that “state” is the other key dimension to critical code studies


      state ou «état», une facette propre aux code studies

      dans un ouvrage traditionnel, cette question de l’état ne se pose pas (on lit plus ou moins linéairement un texte de bout en bout)

    4. Critical Code Studies Working Groups (CCSWGs)
    5. Code is a social text, the meaning of which develops and transforms as additional readers encoun-ter it over time and as contexts change

      Le code est une langue et, en tant que telle, est une construction sociale (comme toutes les langues). Comme une œuvre littéraire, son sens n'est pas fixé.