This annotated bibliography has been put together by the Cell for Digital Discomfort (Cristina Cochior, Karl Moubarak, Jara Rocha). It gathers writings which both imagine and provide frameworks for new forms of sociotechnical implicancies and digital roughness, disobedience, friction and/or discomfort among them: a text by the oracle(s) group which calls for stochastic means of undoing the world’s systems of control; an essay from writer, journalist, and academic Syed Mustafa Ali which seeks a vocabulary to define decolonial computing; and, from sociologist and historian of technology Janet Vertesi, a call for a seamful response to glistening tech-cleanliness which makes clear the gritty overlaps of its infrastructures. Elsewhere in the bibliography, texts touch on concepts around radical computing that are as practical as they are speculative, looking into informatics, nonlocality, hostipitality, and the issues of cis-temic oppression and euro-white tech hegemony.
for Digital Discomfort
Formed as part of the 2021/2022 BAK Fellowship for Situated Practice, the Cell for Digital Discomfort (CfDD)—composed of Cristina Cochior, Karl Moubarak, and Jara Rocha—collectively explore repoliticizations of compu-relational cultures of resistance.