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Software theory : a cultural and philosophical study

Author: Federica Frabetti
Publisher: London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, [2015]
Series: Media Philosophy.
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<Span><span>This book engages directly in close readings of technical texts and computer code in order to show how software works. It offers an analysis of the cultural, political, and philosophical implications of software technologies that demonstrates the significance of software for the relationship between technology, philosophy, culture, and society.</span></span><br  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Frabetti, Federica, 1966- author.
Software theory
(DLC) 2014033084
(OCoLC)890625345
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Federica Frabetti
ISBN: 9781783481989 1783481986 9781322570372 132257037X
OCLC Number: 899264772
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 188 pages)
Contents: From technical tools to originary technicity : the concept of technology in Western philosophy --
Language, writing and code : towards a deconstructive reading of software --
Software as material inscription : the beginnings of software engineering --
From the cathedral to the bazaar : software as the unexpected --
Writing the printed circuit : for a genealogy of code --
Conclusions : the unforeseen consequences of technology.
Series Title: Media Philosophy.
Responsibility: Federica Frabetti.

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This book represents a landmark in the field of techno-cultural studies. Frabetti's deconstructive reading of software and code reveals their key role within the scriptorium of contemporary culture. Read more...

 
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