Bits and Behavior
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Bits and Behavior

Amy in sunglasses, a sun cat, against a backdrop of sand, waves, and blue skies.
On the beach in Oceanside, working out the intricacies of multilingual bindings in functional closures.

Autumn sabbatical update: Reconnecting, reinventing, recovering

  • Slowing my communication (e.g., reducing email to once a week, getting off social media, writing fewer blog posts).
  • Rebuilding community (especially face to face).
  • Quietly making (a new creative coding platform that centers accessibility and language inclusion, but really as a form of art therapy for myself.)



This is the blog for the Code & Cognition lab, directed by professor Amy J. Ko, Ph.D. at the University of Washington. Here we reflect on our individual and collective struggle to understand computing and harness it for justice. See our work at

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Amy J. Ko

Professor of programming + learning + design + justice at the University of Washington Information School. Trans; she/her. #BlackLivesMatter.