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[Xmca-l] Re: The power of Humanities in a recursive loop



However coding should not be a social-darwinist experiment, which tends to
be the case because code interpreters are ruthless syntactic stalinists.

I think this is  a stereotype, a specialized set of discourse practices,
and a reflection of gender inequity among coders.

Nobody learns to code. You can just copy and paste better than the next
gal. It takes a long time to generate original code.

I am a self taught....actually community taught...the auto-didactic coder
is a myth. I have been involved in a variety of open source projects in the
last few years as a non-technical contributor.

Yet every project I get involved in, I learn a little bit more. Right now
its just html/css/javascript but its always a little bit more than I knew
yesterday.

There are amazing and really inclusive places to reach out and learn how to
code or markup webpages.

On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 3:21 PM Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu> wrote:

>
> Thanks Martin and Greg,
>
> Um... first things first. I never do the paint thinner down the toilet
> thing. I actually make an appointment with the waste management department
> on Saturdays and drive it in. Do they not have such a thing for you, Martin?
>
> And, I love your poem Greg. Just because computers "think" algorithmically
> doesn't mean we do. Humans first! :) And Humanities first (too!)
>
> As much as code is a stinky affair for some of us non-STEMers, there is
> something to be said of occupying the codebases. I don't mean github or
> reddit, as I'm not a masochist.
>
> However coding should not be a social-darwinist experiment, which tends to
> be the case because code interpreters are ruthless syntactic stalinists. I
> myself have tried to teach myself to code more times than I can count, and
> it still eludes me! If I had the right teacher, I'd do some great things
> with code. I think it's because of my system-thinking (top-down rather than
> bottom up) that it eludes me. You can't sketch with code, and then fill in
> the lines (or can you?) I sense, if I were to learn to code, I'd become a
> dialectic coder.
>
> Is there such a thing?
>
> Kind recursions,
>
> Annalisa
>
>
>
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