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How to Be a Geek : Essays on Software Culture.

Author: Matthew Fuller
Publisher: Oxford : Polity Press, 2017.
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Fuller, Matthew.
How to Be a Geek : Essays on Software Culture.
Oxford : Polity Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Fuller
ISBN: 9781509517190 1509517197
OCLC Number: 988174515
Description: 1 online resource (194 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; Title page; Copyright page; Acknowledgements; Biographies of Co-Authors; Introduction; Geek; Collaborators; Overview; 1: The Obscure Objects of Object Orientation; Languages of Objects and Events; Abstraction, Errors and the Capture of Agency; Stabilizing the Environment; Encapsulation, Exceptions and Unknowability; Conclusion: Ontological Modelling and the Matter of the Unknown; References; Notes; 2: Abstract Urbanism; Development of Simulation as a Scientific Practice; Abstraction as Urbanism; Diagram City; Logics; Logic Gates; References; Notes. 3: Software Studies MethodsReferences; Notes; 4: Big Diff, Granularity, Incoherence, and Production in the Github Software Repository; Coding Processes and Architectures; Anatomies of Forks; Generations of Versions; Events in the API; 'Post-FLOSS' Archiving and the Archive as Engine; Diff as Infrastructure; Organizing Incoherence; References; Notes; 5: The Author Field; Naming Names; A Genealogy of the Author Field in Word Processor File Formats; Into Identity; The Author Field and Doubt in Criminal Forensics; User ID; Case 1: Author; Case 2: JPEG Metadata; Metadetail; Lingering Certainty. 9: Feral Computing: From Ubiquitous Calculation to Wild InteractionsInteraction: The Extension of Computation beyond Calculation; The Interactive Paradigm: A Cybernetic Revival; From Cybernetics to Interactive Designs; Feral Computation and Design; Interaction, Society and New Distributed Systems; Some Closing Remarks; References; Notes; 10: Just Fun Enough To Go Completely Mad About: On Games, Procedures and Amusement; Let's Play; Game as Block; Procedures; Agar.io; Twitch Plays Pokemon; Ambience and Dosage; References; Notes; 11: Black Sites and Transparency Layers. Metaphor as Transparency LayerTransparency Layers; Flat Designs; API; Black Sites; Total Dashboard; Architectures; References; Notes; End User License Agreement.

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"Insightful, informative, provocative and brilliant, Fuller 'geeks out' the problematic of software. In a wide-ranging analysis that moves from object oriented languages to github, from metadata to Read more...

 
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