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Kit Son Lee

Virtual Talk September 27th, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

CTRL SHIFT is a talk about understanding computation—not as a programmer, but as one of several billions of users worldwide. I will discuss the mythologization of computation as a rarified field, our implication in its control structures, the stakes of this power discrepancy, and some strategies I've developed through creative practice to participate in and struggle against this condition. These strategies span websites, typefaces, books, and games; at their core, they are propositions for cultivating an understanding of computers from outside the realm of technical expertise. Through building tools for knowing, I hope to encourage a belief in our collective faculty—to come together, to build community, and together sabotage the networked systems that feel too large, too permanent, and too powerful for any single user.

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Kit Son Lee

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