Greg Elmer, Kim de Groot, Ganaele Langlois, Tjerk Timan.
Classic code politics lie in locked-down programs or systems that preclude any user tinkering or peaking inside, summarized in the interactivity critique, "you must!" as opposed to "you may." Where once analysts would seek to deconstruct the device (the prying open of the proverbial black box), later the questions revolved around the force of the protocols, and the improbability of working outside the system. Most recently, code is developed to show politics. What are the kinds of politics that code may be made to display? Perhaps it is fruitful to strive to show the politics in code. Is there something peculiar and distinctive to "political code"?