Mutual Recursion: What Happens When Politics Becomes Code?
Warren Sack, former School of Information faculty member, is a software designer and media theorist whose work explores theories and designs for online public space and public discussion. He is professor of film & digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz; and associate director of the Data & Democracy Initiative at UC CITRIS. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he was an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Digital Innovation Fellow; a visiting professor at the Department of Economic and Social Sciences at Télécom ParisTech; and a visiting professor at the médialab of Sciences Po. He earned a B.A. from Yale College and an S.M. and Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory. Warren's writings on new media and computer science have been published widely. He is currently working on a book for the MIT Press "Software Studies" series. His art work has been shown at the ZKM|Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the artport of the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.