Readings

GRIDS, MODERNISM AND DESIGN

Krauss, Rosalind E. “Grids.” October, 9 (July 1979): 51-64.

Müller-Brockmann, Josef. Grid Systems in Graphic Design: A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers, and Three Dimensional Designers. Niederteufen: [New York]: Verlag Arthur Niggli ; Hastings House Publishers, 1981. (PERUSE WHOLE BOOK)(IN KIMON’S MAILBOX)

Lidwell, William. Universal Principles of Design. Beverly, Mass.: Rockport Publishers, 2010. (Read Forward and Introduction and PERUSE WHOLE BOOK)

HACKING HETERONORMATIVE CODE

Blas, Z. “About.” transCoder: Queer Programming Anti- Language. Queer Technologies, Inc. 2008 [Also PERUSE WHOLE SITE it’s complex but interesting]

Marino, Mark C. “Disrupting Heteronormative Codes: When Cylons in Slash Goggles Ogle AnnaKournikova.” Digital Arts and Culture 2009. UC Irvine: Digital Arts and Culture 2009.

McPherson, Tara. “Why Are the Digital Humanities So White? or Thinking the Histories of Race and Computation” in Debates in the Digital Humanities. Gold, Matthew K., ed. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2012.

QUEER ONLINE

Cavalcante, Andre1. “‘I Did It All Online:’ Transgender Identity and the Management of Everyday Life.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 33, no. 1 (March 2016): 109–22. doi:10.1080/15295036.2015.1129065.

Fox, Jesse, and Katie M. Warber. “Queer Identity Management and Political Self-Expression on Social Networking Sites: A Co-Cultural Approach to the Spiral of Silence.” Journal of Communication 65, no. 1 (February 2015): 79–100. doi:10.1111/jcom.12137.

Stanfill, Mel. “The Interface as Discourse: The Production of Norms through Web Design.” New Media & Society 17, no. 7 (August 1, 2015): 1059–74. doi:10.1177/1461444814520873.

THOUGHTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY

People contribute to the site just by coming to it with their presence, and validates its existence.
Why?
Creating a community and searching for that knowledge matters and revalidates its importance (Joanna)

Normal web site is functional – to queer need conceptual loop behind functions to follow the concepts rather than follow the function
Function is not just a button to do things but to provide rich context and information that is underneath content (Shaoyu)

Digital world is a binary of existing and non-existing. What doesn’t exist? Does something in the closet exist? How do we make the non-existant exist by queering (Riffing by Eri)

You have to find what is being hidden, look in the gaps. Look for what wants to be found. (Joanna noted from Marvin)