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David Jhave Johnston

in Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry's Ontological Implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034517
eISBN:
9780262334396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034517.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Software defines what digital poetry is. This chapter explores the temporal implications of animation time lines on the literary imagination. Read it if you are concerned with software studies and/or ... More


A Manifesto for Software Studies

Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

in Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042482
eISBN:
9780262295239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042482.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter offers information related to software studies, which analyzes the conceptual nature and productive capacity of software and its contribution to social life. These studies address ... More


Introduction, the Stuff of Software

Matthew Fuller

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introduction explains the two main purposes of this book: first, a series of short studies, which constitutes the software stuff; and second, to propose that software can be seen as an object of ... More


The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Benjamin H. Bratton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Planetary-scale computation presents a fundamental challenge to Modern geopolitical architectures. As calculative reason and as global infrastructure, it not only deforms and distorts Westphalian ... More


Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry's Ontological Implications

David Jhave Johnston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034517
eISBN:
9780262334396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book offers a decoder for some of the new forms of poetry enabled by digital technology. Examining many of the strange technological vectors converging on language, it proposes a poetics ... More


Trending: The Promises and the Challenges of Big Social Data

Lev Manovich

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0047
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

The term Big Data is applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Big data sizes are ... More


Algorithm

Andrew Goffey

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter starts with the brief description of the importance of the algorithm concept in the field of software studies. It also focuses on the crucial role and historic position of the algorithm ... More


Introduction

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter discusses a new model of geopolitics that is better suited to understanding, designing and governing planetary-scale computation, here understood as both as a calculative ... More


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