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Assistant Professor and Graduate Student Publish Article

Assistant Professor Rob Gehl and PhD student Sarah Bell have published an article in Computational Culture, a journal dedicated to software studies. The article is titled, “Heterogeneous Software Engineering: Garmisch 1968, Microsoft Vista, and a Methodology for Software Studies” and is open access and can be found at:  The article proposes a method for the study of software they call ”heterogeneous software engineering.” To develop the metaphor, they examine a key conference in the history of software, the NATO-sponsored 1968 conference on software engineering in Garmish, Germany. They then link the metaphor of engineering up with John Law’s theory of heterogeneous engineering. Finally we use the method to explore the development of Microsoft Vista.

Last Updated: 9/20/21