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Matthew Fuller (ed.), Software Studies: A Lexicon, 2008, Log.
Olga Goriunova (ed.), Fun and Software: Exploring Pleasure, Paradox and Pain in Computing, 2014. Log.

Book series[edit]

Software Studies (MIT Press) [1]

Edited by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Winnie Soon, and Jichen Zhu (since 2022); formerly by Matthew Fuller, Lev Manovich, and Noah Wardrip-Fruin.

Other books[edit]

Book chapters, Papers, Articles, Theses[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Friedrich Kittler, "There Is No Software", Stanford Literature Review, 9:1 (Spring 1992), pp 81-90; repr. in CTheory, 18 Oct 1995; repr. in Electronic Culture, ed. Timothy Druckrey, New York: Aperture, 1996, pp 331-337; repr. in Kittler, Literature, Media, Information Systems, ed. John Johnston, Amsterdam, 1997, pp 147-155.
    • "Es gibt keine Software", in Writing/écriture/Schrift, ed. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Munich, 1992; repr. in Kittler, Draculas Vermächtnis. Technische Schriften, Leipzig: Reclam, 1993, pp 225-242. (German)
  • Félix Guattari, "A propos des machines", Chimeres 19 (Spring 1993). Originally given as a lecture in November 1990 at the 'Cinema et Litterature: Le temps des machines' conference organised by the Centre de recherche et d'action culturelle de Valence. (French)
    • "On Machines", trans. Vivian Constantinopoulos, in Journal of Philosophy and the Visual Arts 6, ed. Andrew Benjamin, London: Academy Editions, 1995, pp 8-12. [17]
    • "Über Maschinen", in Ästhetik und Maschinismus. Texte zu und von Félix Guattari, ed. Henning Schmidgen, Berlin, 1995, pp 115-132. (German)

See also[edit]

Software art, Evil media, Cultural transcoding, Digital humanities



Fields and theories: Classics, Art history, History of architecture, Anthropology, Semiotics, Philosophy of technology, Marxist aesthetics, Design research, Humanities computing, Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Mediology, Media archaeology, Cyberfeminism, Cultural techniques, Neuroaesthetics, Posthumanities, Sensory ethnography, Media ecology, Digital humanities, Software studies, Modern periodical studies, Accelerationism.
Concepts: Faktura, Ostranenie, Biomechanics, Commons, Postmedia, Evil media.
Related theories: Systems theory, Information theory, Cybernetics.