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Programmed visions : software and memory

Author: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
Series: Software studies (Cambridge, Mass.)
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Wendy Hui Kyong Chun argues that cycles of obsolescence & renewal result in part from the ways in which new media encapsulates a logic of programmability. In seeking to embody a future based on past data, new media becomes a metaphor for metaphor itself.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong, 1969-
Programmed visions.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010036044
(OCoLC)664450686
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
ISBN: 9780262295215 0262295210
OCLC Number: 751978346
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 239 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction: Software, a supersensible sensible thing --
You --
Invisibly visible, visibly invisible. On sourcery and source codes --
Computers that roar --
Daemonic interfaces, empowering obfuscations --
Regenerating archives. Order from order, or life according to software --
The undead of information --
Always already there, or software as memory --
Conclusion: In medias res --
Epilogue: In medias race --
You, again.
Series Title: Software studies (Cambridge, Mass.)
Responsibility: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun.

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A theoretical examination of the surprising emergence of software as a guiding metaphor for our neoliberal world.  Read more...

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