Critical Engineering Assignment-01C

After having read the Critical Engineering Manifesto by Julian Oliver, one section I found interesting is the ninth point. Essentially, this point declares that a critical engineer must recognize that code also affects the user socially and psychologically. With that in mind, Oliver believes it is important to deconstruct user constraints and incite social action through digital excavation. Reading this made me think of the new ‘internet activism’ in which social websites such as twitter and facebook work as a medium for social activism. I find it interesting that this aspect is considered even when programing, especially the social context and reactions to it.

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