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How to be a geek : essays on the culture of software

Author: Matthew Fuller
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity press. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Computer software and its structures, devices and processes are woven into everyday life. Their significance is not just technical : the algorithms, programming languages, abstractions and metadata that millions of people rely on every day far-reaching implications for the way we understand the underlying dynamics of contemporary societies. In this innovative new book, software studies pioneer Matthew Fuller  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Fuller
ISBN: 9781509517152 1509517154 9781509517169 1509517162
OCLC Number: 983835042
Description: 1 v. (X-233 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Biographies of Co-Authors Introduction Histories 1. The Obscure Objects of Object Orientation (with Andrew Goffey) 2. Abstract Urbanism (with Graham Harwood) Entities 3. Software Studies Methods 4. Big Diff, granularity, incoherence and production in the Github software repository, (with Andrew Goffey, Adrian Mackenzie, Richard Mills and Stuart Sharples) 5. The Author Name (with Nikita Mazurov and Dan McQuillan) Aesthetics 6. Always One Bit More, computing and the experience of ambiguity 7. Computational Aesthetics (with M. Beatrice Fazi) 8. Phrase (with Olga Goriunova) 9. Feral Computing: from ubiquitous computing to wild interactions (with Sonia Matos) 10. Just fun enough to go completely mad about: on games, procedures and amusement Powers 11. Black Sites and Transparency Layers 12. Algorithmic Tumult and the Brilliance of Chelsea Manning Index
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