CTRL SHIFT is a book that models a computer, and as such, comes in a box. Inside is the "computer" CTRL SHIFT (white), and the "user manual," Manual (green). Click into either for the digital PDF of each.
CTRL SHIFT makes a case for design under contemporary computation. The abstractions of reading, writing, metaphors, mythology, code, cryptography, interfaces, and other such symbolic languages are leveraged as tools for understanding. In a field that maintains its power through the jealous guarding of knowledge, this understanding becomes an active threat. Through challenges to the singular expertise of programmers, CTRL SHIFT advocates for the examination of internalized beliefs, the breaking of software's control structures, and the collective sabotage of computational authority.