[Air-L] Software/Platform/Architecture studies methodologies?

Robert W Gehl lists at robertwgehl.org
Wed Sep 13 14:21:02 PDT 2017

Hello, Tracey --

I've been working on "critical reverse engineering" as a method for the
study of software and platforms. I am still writing it out as a method,
but I do have this paper


which connects CRE to Foucaultian genealogy.

In addition, Amanda Friz and I focus on "sign up interfaces" in
Pinterest in this paper:


I think our approach was similar to Light and Burgess's App walkthrough.

I lay out the overall idea of CRE in other works, but not so much the
method per se.

I hope these help -- in fact, please let me know if they do!



On 09/13/2017 02:52 PM, Tracey P. Lauriault wrote:
> Greetings all;
> I am looking for research methodologies to study things like data flow
> lines, systems, platforms, following data trails, IoT and data, etc.
> Things like:
>    - Applied theory
>    - Walkthrough methods
>    - Ethnographic (of systems/orgs/platforms but not of social media)
>    - and etc.
> We have lots of great theory, but hard to find some research methods.  Any
> intel would be most helpful.
> At the moment it is about looking at utility and transportation grids and
> meters and sensors in a smart city context. But it could also be something
> similar in a precision agriculture context.
> Cheerio
> t

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