Programmers, Hackers and Hacks: the people and practices behind our machines
Episode 9: Bonus Interview about Maintenance with Mace Ojala
March 23, 2020
Mace Ojala is a part-time lecturer at the IT University in Copenhagen and teaches tech-y courses around computing and networked infrastructures. I called him up to get him talking about computer maintenance, a topic that is largely forgotten.
Mace's reading list for this episode:
- Jérôme Denis, David Pontille. Why do maintenance and repair matter?. Anders Blok, Ignacio Farías & Celia Roberts (eds.). The Routledge Companion to Actor-Network Theory, p. 283-293, 2019, 978-1-138-08472-8.
- Marisa Leavitt Cohn: Convivial Decay: Entangled Lifetimes in a Geriatric Infrastructure. CSCW '16: Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing. February 2016 Pages 1511–1523 https://doi.org/10.1145/2818048.2820077
- Steven Jackson. In Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo Boczkowski, Kirsten Foot (eds.). Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society. 2014. MIT Press.
- Shannon Mattern. 2018. Maintenance and Care. Places Journal. https://placesjournal.org/article/maintenance-and-care/
- leejo. 2016. All software is legacy. Blogpost online at https://leejo.github.io/2016/02/22/all_software_is_legacy/
- Lara Houston, Daniela Rosner, Steven Jackson, Jamie Allen (eds.). 2017. The whole issue :). continent. Issue 6 "Maintenance" http://continentcontinent.cc/index.php/continent/issue/view/27
- Chris Bowlby et al. "Maintenance". BBC Analysis. Podcast. Available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005mr