Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Philosophy of Software: Code and Mediation in the Digital Age

David Berry
Palgrave Macmillan, May 2011


review on furtherfield:

"As software increasingly structures the contemporary world, curiously, it also withdraws, and becomes harder and harder for us to focus on as it is embedded, hidden, off-shored or merely forgotten about. The challenge is to bring software back into visibility so that we can pay attention to both what it is (ontology), where it has come from (through media archaeology and genealogy) but also what it is doing (through a form of mechanology), so we can understand this ‘dynamic of organized inorganic matter’.  In this talk I want to present some of the arguments of my new book, The Philosophy of Software, but also to think through some of the implications of code/software for the changing nature of the university itself."

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