Computational Culture, 6: Computing the Corporeal / Geographies of Software (2017)

2 February 2018, dusan

This issue of Computational Culture consists of two thematic sections. The section “Computing the Corporeal” is concerned with the critique of “the way in which machine computers affect movement-based creativity, and movement-based thinking.” The section “Geographies of Software” presents “geographical approaches to software studies.”

With thematic texts by John Stell, Stamatia Portanova, Scott delaHunta, Anton Koch (section 1), Will Payne, Warren Sack, and Pip Thornton (section 2), editorial introductions, and review section.

Section “Computing the Corporeal” edited by Nicolas Salazar Sutil and Scott delaHunta
Section “Geographies of Software” edited by Nick Lally and Ryan Burns
Published in November 2017
Open Access
ISSN 2047-2390

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Taeyoon Choi: Poetic Computation Reader (2017)

27 September 2017, dusan

This online book discusses code as a form of poetry and aesthetic while raising ethical questions associated with it. It is based on Taeyoon Choi’s lectures at the School for Poetic Computation, an independent school he co-founded in New York City.

Edited by Hannah Son
Designed by HAWRAF
Published 2017

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Eric Snodgrass: Executions: Power and Expression in Networked and Computational Media (2017)

15 August 2017, dusan

“This book looks at questions of power and expression as they are composed in various ways within networked and computationally-informed situations of the present. Drawing from the term as it is originally invoked in practices of computing, the research puts forward execution as a central conceptual framework for its investigations. In a computer program, a program becomes executable when it is able to execute a set of procedures within a designated set of relations and affordances. Similarly, the concept of execution developed here looks at the ongoing negotiations of various formative relations and affordances (technical, cultural, material, political) in practices of execution, describing certain notable techniques applied towards the task of making things executable.

The examples looked at include several dominant media and technology practices of the present, as well as several alternative practices that point to other possible modes of execution. In doing so, the research highlights certain politically-orientated issues involved in questions of execution, working to further develop specific approaches aimed at describing, questioning and intervening into practices of execution as they occur in the world.”

Doctoral Dissertation in Media and Communication Studies
Publisher Malmö University, Malmö, 2017
New Media, Public Spheres and Forms of Expression series, 11
Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 International
ISBN 9789171045065
332 pages
via fcr

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