A collective Memorial Garden for those who have passed from COVID19 & who have been killed by the police, by the BUFU Cloud9 TechTeam (Aarati Akkapeddi, Melanie Hoff, Chiara, Zai Aliyu, Tsige Tafesse, Katherine Tom)

Check out, The Life & Death of an Internet Onion by Laurel Schwulst & her class


  • Memorial Garden
  • Overview of the DLL Sharing Session
    • What to share?
      • Next week i’ll give a Presentation Presentation
    • Date and timing (in two weeks same time as last class)
  • 2 Working groups, for sharing session and webzine
    • Poster!
    • Web concept, design, & coding
  • Overview of the DLL Webzine
    • Arena publishing review
    • Working group
  • Break
  • DLL Feedback Typeform Survey Results Summary by Amber
  • Breakout rooms for sharing and practice, for feedback & collaboration, for questions & explorations
  • Glitch with Python text Input example, thanks Max!
    • This sketch is a boilerplate for taking in a string of text, manipulating that text in Python on the backend, before returning it to the frontend to be displayed
  • Overview of more Python resources, NLP, Grammar, Scraping
  • Code Demo REQUESTS ?

Sharing Sessions: Digital Love Languages

An event to invite your friends to happening in 2 weeks on 8/18 1-4pm EDT & 8/19 5-8pm EDT

  • A celebration of having shared 10 weeks together, a goodbye <3
  • An experience to share and express what digital love languages means to you and what it could mean to others. an expression of love languages shared digitally in and of itself
  • A collective gift to those who are curious about what digital love languages are

Here is a message sent in slack from a student, Drey Jonathan, to fellow students durning Code Societies 2020

Notes on what to share

  • Each person will have 5minutes to share something. This can include sharing your screen (slides! desktop cinema! photos! raw code!) or it can just be you speaking <3
  • What you share can be something you already made (like a folder poem!) OR something else such as your reflections on what digital love languages means to you now
  • Examples of things you could show / talk about:
    • reflections on what digital love languages means to you now
    • moments from the class that stood out to you, either in class or even conversations you’ve had about the class outside of the class itself
    • notes on liberatory learning environments
    • folder poem
    • a gift you made for someone with code
    • a hand coded website
    • Learning / unlearning
    • markov chain poetry, lyrics, weather reports, etc.
    • Anti-racist computation
  • It can be a group project or an individual project
  • Start thinking/working on it now but know that all levels of ✨polish✨ are ok.
  • again, what you share can be a discrete project or it can be a thoughtful reflection of your experiences of Digital Love Languages
  • It can be an physical or digital thing you document, an object, a poem, a computer generated poem, a zine, a performance, an activity, a score

Here is a message Taeyoon shared with Code Societies students as they prepared for the showcase:

More Python Resources

  • Natural Language Processing with SpaCy, notebook by Allison Parrish
    • This notebook covers, parts of speech, proper noun extraction, lemmatizing words, word counts, and more!
  • Python & Tracery, Notebook by Allison Parrish
    • “A Tracery grammar is a series of rules that tell the computer how to put text together, piece by piece. Tracery grammars consist of a series of rules and expansions.” – Allison Parrish
  • Web Scraping with Python, tutorials by Sam Lavigne
    • Note, this tutorial runs Python in the terminal, not Jupyter, dm the stewards with questions if you have ’em!

Homework for next week ☼☽

Continue thinking about and working on Code as a Gift and more generally what you would like to share for the Digital Love Languages Sharing Session. Feel free to continue adding notes and ideas here

If you can, sign up for a one-on-one chat with Melanie on Sunday here! (if Sunday doesnt work and you want to try to find another time, dm in slack)

☼ Consider joining the Sharing Session working group or the Webzine working group!

We would love your help with a graphics poster, run of show, promotion, twitch streaming, webzine design (CSS/HTML), etc!

Webzine Consent to Publish STEPS

  1. Go through this list of arena channels to be published in the webzine, https://www.are.na/digital-love-languages/digital-love-languages-webzine
  2. Find any blocks you created and check the titles, description for any edits you want to make before it is published
    1. Make sure you are credited by name when you want to be and anonymous when you want to be
  3. Find any blocks you add that you want to remain PRIVATE (not in the webzine) and follow the following steps:
    1. connect the block you want to be private to this channel
    2. check that the block is now in this channel
    3. finally, “remove the connection” of the block from it’s original channel