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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...
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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
... professional 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... ; Leadbeater 2008 ; O'Reilly 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... materiality—and, in doing so, mirror the critiques of software presented as computation set out by Kittler (1997a , 1997b ) and Chun (2004, 2005 )—proves highly suggestive when considering the political character of cloud computing. The critical question now becomes that of what one can determine from the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 86–94.
Published: 01 March 2013
...-dimensional, 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . Marshall Jonathan . 2006 . “ 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
... is concerned with, presenting them not as some kind of disaster innate to control technologies, as Paul 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
..., gender, age, or sexual orientation ( Anonymous 2003d ). To reach such goals, which clearly show 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and city 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
...-based advertising giant WPP charge for a range of services including media buying for marketing 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
... progressive groups. Writing on Many-2-Many, a group web log on social software, Clay Shirkey invokes a similar argument to explain Howard Dean’s poor showing in the Iowa caucuses following what appeared to be his remarkable successes on the Internet. Shirkey writes: We know well from past attempts to use...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... making outside of professional laboratories. Informed by the free and open source software movement, in particular, the makers represented in Make seek to share information and educate others in practices of making, encouraging the public to become knowledgeable amateur scientists and technologists in...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... Virilio notes that our preeminent threats may come from distortions of (or disruptions to) 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 November 2014
... stewards, not owners. No “individuals, organizations, or governments should dominate,” and it “should reflect human diversity, not homogenize it” ( CPSR 1997 ). People have a right to communicate and to privacy. These values don’t come from hardware or software. They are political principles. In 1973...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
... move is a call not only to work through the 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... translated into software, of being reproduced in unlimited quantities at negligible cost. They can then become a plentiful good which, by its unlimited availability, loses all exchange-value and falls into the public domain as free common property , unless it is successfully prevented from doing so by...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., celebrity studies, and globalization studies are further 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...
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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...