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The stack : on software and sovereignty

Author: Benjamin H Bratton
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, ©2015 [2015]
Series: Software studies (Cambridge, Mass.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What has planetary-scale computation done to our geopolitical realities? It takes different forms at different scales -- from energy and mineral sourcing and subterranean cloud infrastructure to urban software and massive universal addressing systems; from interfaces drawn by the augmentation of the hand and eye to users identified by self -- quantification and the arrival of legions of sensors, algorithms, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin H Bratton
ISBN: 9780262029575 026202957X
OCLC Number: 906294522
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 502 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The models. Introduction ; The nomos of the cloud ; Platform and stack, model and machine --
The layers. Earth layer ; Cloud layer ; City layer ; Address layer ; Interface layer ; User layer --
The projects. The stack to come ; The black stack.
Series Title: Software studies (Cambridge, Mass.)
Responsibility: Benjamin H. Bratton.

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A comprehensive political and design theory of planetary-scale computation proposing that The Stack-an accidental megastructure-is both a technological apparatus and a model for a new geopolitical  Read more...

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