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Contagious architecture : computation, aesthetics, and space

Author: Luciana Parisi
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts l ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2013]
Series: Technologies of lived abstraction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi offers a philosophical inquiry into the status of the algorithm in architectural and interaction design. Her thesis is that algorithmic computation is not simply an abstract mathematical tool but constitutes a mode of thought in its own right, in that its operation extends into forms of abstraction that lie beyond direct human cognition and control. These include modes of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Luciana Parisi
ISBN: 9780262018630 0262018632 0262312611 9780262312615
OCLC Number: 799025196
Description: xx, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Incomputable objects in the age of the algorithm --
Soft extension : topological ocntrol and mereotopological space events --
Architectures of thought.
Series Title: Technologies of lived abstraction.
Responsibility: Luciana Parisi.

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A proposal that algorithms are not simply instructions to be performed but thinking entities that construct digital spatio-temporalities.  Read more...

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