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Breaking gender code: visibility, power, and gender in creative coding cultures

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This project is a radically multidisciplinary examination of how gender intervenes in programming culture. Through three studies, I level a feminist challenge to the meritocracy of technology. I show how gender norms prescribe individual capacity for action, perpetuating “natural” masculine ability. By reviewing existing scholarship, I show how academia has perpetuated the narrative of a gendered difference. I explore how computational studies have quantified success and attributed women's...

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University of Oxford

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