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Defiant Programming: The Culture of Easter Eggs and its Fandom

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This paper discusses Easter eggs, which are secrets, wormholes, jokes and other features hidden in products created using code. While some view Easter eggs, which have long been celebrated by programmers and fans, as amusing diversions which are ultimately frivolous and wasteful, this paper proposes that Easter eggs should be examined as a cultural phenomenon, relevant to today’s debates on the concept of authorship in digital media, programming and its relationship to commercial culture, and questions of virtual community. While Easter eggs are not as provocative or influential as other technocratic guerrilla tactics, such as viruses or hacking, this paper positions Easter eggs as a way for both programmers and consumers of the Easter eggs to “make do” with the materials which surround them in their daily life, to carve out a space for themselves where there is seemingly no possibility for such a space to exist.

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Temkin, Einat. "Defiant Programming: The Culture of Easter Eggs and its Fandom" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA, May 27, 2003 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p111831_index.html>

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Temkin, E. , 2003-05-27 "Defiant Programming: The Culture of Easter Eggs and its Fandom" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p111831_index.html

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Abstract: This paper discusses Easter eggs, which are secrets, wormholes, jokes and other features hidden in products created using code. While some view Easter eggs, which have long been celebrated by programmers and fans, as amusing diversions which are ultimately frivolous and wasteful, this paper proposes that Easter eggs should be examined as a cultural phenomenon, relevant to today’s debates on the concept of authorship in digital media, programming and its relationship to commercial culture, and questions of virtual community. While Easter eggs are not as provocative or influential as other technocratic guerrilla tactics, such as viruses or hacking, this paper positions Easter eggs as a way for both programmers and consumers of the Easter eggs to “make do” with the materials which surround them in their daily life, to carve out a space for themselves where there is seemingly no possibility for such a space to exist.

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STUDENT PAPER Defiant Programming: The Culture of Easter Eggs and its Fandom Abstract Easter eggs are secrets wormholes jokes and other features hidden in products created using code. While some view Easter eggs which have long been celebrated by programmers and fans as amusing diversions which are ultimately frivolous and wasteful this paper proposes that Easter eggs should be examined as a cultural phenomenon relevant to today’s debates on the concept of authorship in digital media programming and its
University of Minnesota Press. What are programmers paid? (1997 Feb. 2). Retrieved from the World Wide Web: http://www.devx.com/premier/mgznarch/vbpj/1997/02feb97/vbstaff.pdf Filmography Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis director) (1994). Hollywood CA: Paramount Pictures. Imitation of life (Douglas Sirk director) (1959). Universal City CA: Universal Studios. Websites DVD Easter eggs – http://www.dvdeastereggs.com The Easter egg Page - http://www.htsoft.com/easter/ The Easter egg Archive™ - http://www.eeggs.com Webmagic - http://webguide.webmagic.com/EasterEggs.com/Definition/ 26


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