Making Core Memory: Design Inquiry into Gendered Legacies of Engineering and Craftwork

@article{Rosner2018MakingCM,
  title={Making Core Memory: Design Inquiry into Gendered Legacies of Engineering and Craftwork},
  author={Daniela Karin Rosner and Samantha Shorey and Brock Craft and Helen Remick},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2018}
}
  • D. Rosner, S. Shorey, H. Remick
  • Published 21 April 2018
  • Art
  • Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
This paper describes the Making Core Memory project, a design inquiry into the invisible work that went into assem-bling core memory, an early form of computer information storage initially woven by hand. Drawing on feminist tradi-tions of situated knowing, we designed an electronic quilt and a series of participatory workshops that materialize the work of the core memory weavers. With this case we not only broaden dominant stories of design, but we also reflect on the entanglement of… 

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