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The Sacred and Profane Information Machine

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the information machine in the context of cultural sociology. It argues that the theory underlying the proposition about the possibility of a purely technical rationality is not ... More


Ethologies of Software Art: What Can a Digital Body of Code Do?

Jussi Parikka

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638376
eISBN:
9780748652662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter looks at the new information machines increasingly running our lives and addresses the question of coding within recent software art. It argues that the invisible and viral nature of ... More


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