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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jussi Parikka Software Takes Command , by Manovich Lev , New York : Bloomsbury , 2013 , 376 pages, £17.99 (softcover), ISBN 978-1-6235-6745-3 © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Lev Manovich’s Software Takes Command is an analytical map intended to help both scholars and designers...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 372–394.
Published: 01 November 2018
... discourse of software craftspersonship is actively hostile, yet to which so-called literate programming practice is indifferent, program comments are traces of a mode of technical labor whose privilege and precarity both rest on its obscurity, an obscurity in no way resistant to reading. © 2018 Duke...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... undertake an approach that is critical of corporate forms and hegemonic uses of the Internet, we advocate for new software developments such as blogs and trace the oppositional deployments of the Internet made by a wide variety of groups in the cause of progressive cultural and political struggle. In this...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 133–154.
Published: 01 July 2008
... software that dominate the world market, and are moreover the butt of industry lobbies aimed at eliminating what they describe as the unfair competition of free software and underpriced computing. Heirs to millennia of invention and discovery, the elements assembled into mega- and microstructures alike...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... 2005 ; Rosen 2006 ; Shirky 2008 ; Tapscott and Williams 2007 ). Although this literature captures contemporary changes well, where it is weak is in the history of these developments. Technological histories of the invention of computing, software, and the Internet are common, but as Henry Jenkins...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and water that Kittler locates in Aristotle) in a way that the web most assuredly is not. Viewed in this light, the way clouds oscillate between the realms of transcendent ethereality and complex materiality—and, in doing so, mirror the critiques of software presented as computation set out by...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 86–94.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., or 3D, computer imaging for the first time. In the mid-1990s, 3D animation software, or Maya, as it is called, was not available for the personal computer. It was supported exclusively on the UNIX operating system, typically available only in large corporations or academic institutions. So in 1997 I...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . “ Negri, Hardt, Distributed Governance, and Open Source Software .” PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies 3 ( 1 ), doi: 10.5130/portal.v3i1.122 . ...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Virilio might, but rather as a set of anomalies that are as much a part of digital culture as the intentional outputs of software, videogames, and websites are. The “dark side of digital culture” referenced in the book's subtitle refers not to the notion that spam, viruses, and noise are objectively...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
... that the project engages genuinely in the question of justice, Indymedia is strongly committed to open software and noninstitutionalization. It also fosters human rights and “direct participative democracy,” and takes a strong left-wing anticapitalist position ( Pittsburgh Independent Media Center 2007...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2018
... space, but McQuire stresses his is a less “media-centric” mode of analysis. In practice, this means he adopts an interdisciplinary approach to his work, taking into account debates from other fields, such as cultural studies, urban geography, and software studies. Certainly, his empirical research with...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
... campaigns, market research, hard- and software delivery and accounting, all of which require credit and other banking services charged back to other divisions, thence to the client and ultimately to their consumers. The strategic position of film distributors between the box-office and the studio, to take a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... and democratizing ( Atkinson 2006) . For Make magazine, democratizing science involves broadening the range of participants in science and technology through disseminating practices of making outside of professional laboratories. Informed by the free and open source software movement, in particular...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
...) information flows. Software is not always seen as being “safety-critical,” when it is, in fact, an increasing cause of accidents ( Leveson 2011 : 3). Indeed, these codes influence ever more aspects of social life. This global spread of digital technologies also signals an increase in interactive complexity...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
... networked communications – the Republican Party as well as all sorts of other conservative organizations and lobbyists use the Internet just as much, if not more, than progressive groups. Writing on Many-2-Many, a group web log on social software, Clay Shirkey invokes a similar argument to explain Howard...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... software. They are political principles. In 1973, Colin Ward published Anarchy in Action , where he argued that liberation emerged from principles such as “spontaneous order” and “harmony through complexity” ( Ward 1973 ). The next year, Ted Nelson’s Computer Lib/Dream Machines came out, claiming that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... institutions and the infrastructures of capitalism but more importantly to understand these infrastructures as “fixed capital,” that is, the investment of money in buildings and machineries as well as softwares, apps, patents, and intellectual property rights. These can be put forward with crowd-sourcing...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
... significant examples of the exuberant state of the new humanities in the twenty-first century. New media have proliferated into a whole series of subsections and metafields: software studies, internet studies, game studies, algorithmic studies, and more. This vitality justifies certain optimism about the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... contents are no longer inseparable from the products that contain them, nor even from the persons in possession of them; when they acquire an existence independent of any particular use and are capable, once translated into software, of being reproduced in unlimited quantities at negligible cost. They can...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... alternative politics, cultures, and voices ( Kahn and Kellner 2004 , 2005 ). New political cultures are arguably finding far more “public” spaces via open access networks such as Indymedia ( www.indymedia.org/ ) and Wikinews ( http://en.wikinews.org/ ) and by means of publishing software like Blogger.com...