The Resource Cutting code : software and sociality, Adrian Mackenzie

Cutting code : software and sociality, Adrian Mackenzie

Label
Cutting code : software and sociality
Title
Cutting code
Title remainder
software and sociality
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Mackenzie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cutting Code: Software and Sociality is one of the first books to treat software seriously as a full-blown cultural process and as a subtly powerful material in contemporary communication. From deCSS to Java, from Linux to Extreme Programming, this book analyzes software artworks, operating systems, commercial products, infrastructures, and programming practices. It explores the social forms, identities, materialities, and power relations associated with software, and it asks how software provokes the re-thinking of production, consumption and distribution as entwined cultural processes. Cutting Code argues that analysis of code as a mosaic of algorithms, protocols, infrastructures, and programming conventions offers valuable insights into how contemporary social formations invent new kinds of personhood and new ways of acting."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.48/33
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.754
LC item number
.M33 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Digital formations
Series volume
v. 30
Label
Cutting code : software and sociality, Adrian Mackenzie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-203) and index
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Contents
1. Introduction : softwarily -- 2. Opening code : expression and execution in software -- 3. Algorithms : sequence and convolution -- 4. Kernel : code in time and space -- 5. Java : practical virtuality -- 6. "Pits" and "traders" : infrastructures in software -- 7. Extreme programming : code as prototype for software -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
000028034786
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
215 p.
Isbn
9780820478234
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005022537
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.b21697620
System control number
  • rm21697620
  • (OCoLC)61229755

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