Programmed Visions: Software and Memory download free [PDF and Ebook] by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Programmed Visions: Software and Memory download free [PDF and Ebook] by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun year 2013
  • Book name: Programmed Visions: Software and Memory
  • Author: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
  • Release date: 2013/8/11
  • Publisher: MIT PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Computing
  • ISBN: 9780262518512
  • Rating: 7.61 of 10
  • Votes: 443
  • Review by: Kara Nall
  • Review rating: 7.65 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/25
  • Total pages: 254
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A theoretical examination of the surprising emergence of software as a guiding metaphor for our neoliberal world.New media thrives on cycles of obsolescence and renewal: from celebrations of cyber-everything to Y2K, from the dot-com bust to the next big things-mobile mobs, Web 3.0, cloud computing. In Programmed Visions, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun argues that these cycles result in part from the ways in which new media encapsulates a logic of programmability. New media proliferates 'programmed visions,' which seek to shape and predict-even embody-a future based on past data. These programmed visions have also made computers, based on metaphor, metaphors for metaphor itself, for a general logic of substitutability. Chun argues that the clarity offered by software as metaphor should make us pause, because software also engenders a profound sense of ignorance: who knows what lurks behind our smiling interfaces, behind the objects we click and manipulate? The combination of what can be seen and not seen, known (knowable) and not known-its separation of interface from algorithm and software from hardware-makes it a powerful metaphor for everything we believe is invisible yet generates visible, logical effects, from genetics to the invisible hand of the market, from ideology to culture.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H21M23S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Information Theory, Computer Programming / Software Development, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society, Software Engineering
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 27.54 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x229x11mm
  • Weight: 544g
  • Printed by: MIT Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States

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