Dennis Tenen: Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation (2017)

5 August 2017, dusan

“This book challenges the ways we read, write, store, and retrieve information in the digital age. Computers—from electronic books to smart phones—play an active role in our social lives. Our technological choices thus entail theoretical and political commitments. Dennis Tenen takes up today’s strange enmeshing of humans, texts, and machines to argue that our most ingrained intuitions about texts are profoundly alienated from the physical contexts of their intellectual production. Drawing on a range of primary sources from both literary theory and software engineering, he makes a case for a more transparent practice of human–computer interaction. Plain Text is thus a rallying call, a frame of mind as much as a file format. It reminds us, ultimately, that our devices also encode specific modes of governance and control that must remain available to interpretation.”

Publisher Stanford University Press, 2017
ISBN 9781503601802, 1503601803
x+268 pages

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Matthew Fuller: How To Be a Geek: Essays on the Culture of Software (2017)

29 June 2017, dusan

“Computer software and its structures, devices and processes are woven into our everyday life. Their significance is not just technical: the algorithms, programming languages, abstractions and metadata that millions of people rely on every day have far-reaching implications for the way we understand the underlying dynamics of contemporary societies.

In this innovative new book, software studies theorist Matthew Fuller examines how the introduction and expansion of computational systems into areas ranging from urban planning and state surveillance to games and voting systems are transforming our understanding of politics, culture and aesthetics in the twenty-first century. Combining historical insight and a deep understanding of the technology powering modern software systems with a powerful critical perspective, this book opens up new ways of understanding the fundamental infrastructures of contemporary life, economies, entertainment and warfare.

In so doing Fuller shows that everyone must learn ‘how to be a geek’, as the seemingly opaque processes and structures of modern computer and software technology have a significance that no-one can afford to ignore. This powerful and engaging book will be of interest to everyone interested in a critical understanding of the political and cultural ramifications of digital media and computing in the modern world.”

Publisher Polity, 2017
ISBN 9781509517152, 1509517154
x+233 pages

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Marie-Luise Angerer: Ecology of Affect: Intensive Milieus and Contingent Encounters (2017) [German, English]

23 May 2017, dusan

“The way we conceive the human today is particularly affected by the shifts in media technology during the 20th century. Affect emerges as the new liminal concept that renders the body compatible in novel ways with the technology and politics of media. By ways of a relational reorganization the organic end technological life is condensed in a new, intense way to an ecology of affects.”

English edition
Translated by Gerrit Jackson
Preface by Felicity Colman
Publisher meson.press, Lüneburg, Apr 2017
Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 International License
ISBN 9783957960955
68 pages

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Shannon Mattern: Deep Mapping the Media City (2015)

24 April 2017, dusan

“Going beyond current scholarship on the “media city” and the “smart city,” Shannon Mattern argues that our global cities have been mediated and intelligent for millennia. Deep Mapping the Media City advocates for urban media archaeology, a multisensory approach to investigating the material history of networked cities. Mattern explores the material assemblages and infrastructures that have shaped the media city by taking archaeology literally—using techniques like excavation and mapping to discover the modern city’s roots in time.”

Publisher University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2015
Forerunners: Ideas First series, 5
Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License
ISBN 0816698511, 9780816698516
xvi+51 pages

Review: Nicholas Korody (Archinect, 2015).

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El medio es el diseño audiovisual (2007) [Spanish]

10 April 2017, dusan

“La Colección Editorial en Diseño Visual de la Facultad de Artes y Humanidades, es un proyecto propuesto por la Cátedra La Feria de la Universidad de Buenos Aires y producido por la IMAGOTECA, Centro de Documentación Visual, de la Universidad de Caldas. Su objeto es difundir el conocimiento en torno a las relaciones entre imágenes técnicas y lenguajes audiovisuales, el entrecruzamiento de la historia de los medios, los soportes y las tecnologías, y, por último, las prácticas de la creación y el diseño con medios audiovisuales. El propósito final es la difusión democrática del conocimiento en diseño y nuevos medios, en el contexto colombiano, donde la producción editorial en este campo es limitada.”

Autores: Roy Ascott, Hernando Barragán, Xavier Berenguer, Pierre Bongiovanni, Norbert Bolz, Rejane Cantoni, Walter Castañeda, Ricardo Cedeño, Michel Chion, Jean-Louis Comolli, Myriam Luisa Díaz, Philippe Dubois, Anne-Marie Duguet, Mauricio Duran Castro, Umberto Eco, Jean-Paul Fargier, Priscila Farías, Claudia Giannetti, Carmen Gil Vrolik, Jean-Luc Godard, Adriana Gómez Alzate, Olier Grau, Iliana Hernández García, Eduardo Kac, Jorge La Ferla, Pierre Lévy, Felipe Cesar Londoño López, Arlindo Machado, Lev Manovich, Christine Melo, Martha Patricia Niño, Nam June Paik, José Ramón Pérez Ornia, Omar Rincón, Nils Roller, Eduardo Russo, Carmelo Saitta, Lucia Santaella, María Teresa Santoro, Paula Sibilia, Bill Viola, Paul Virilio, Peter Weibel, Gerardo Yoel, Gene Youngblood, Siegfried Zielinski.

Edited by Jorge La Ferla
Publisher Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, and Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 2007
ISBN 9789588319056, 9588319056
700 pages
via editor

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