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There is no Software, there are just Services

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Book Series: Digital Cultures ISBN: 9783957960559 9783957960566 Year: DOI: 10.14619/008 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Is software dead? Services like Google, Dropbox, Adobe Creative Cloud, or Social Media apps are all-pervasive in our digital media landscape. This marks the (re)emergence of the service paradigm that challenges traditional business and license models as well as modes of media creation and use. The short essays in this edited collection discuss how services shift the notion of software, the cultural technique of programming, conditions of labor as well as the ecology and politics of data and how they influence dispositifs of knowledge.

Interventions in Digital Cultures: Technology, the Political, Methods

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Book Series: Digital Cultures ISBN: 9783957961112 Year: Pages: 148 DOI: 10.14619/1105 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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How to intervene? Interventions are in vogue in digital cultures as forms of critique or political actions into public spheres. By engaging in social, political, and economic contexts, interventions attempt to interrupt and change situations—often with artistic means. This volume maps methods of interventions under the specific conditions of the digital. How are interventions shaped by these conditions? And how can they contribute to altering them? In essays and interviews, this book interrogates modes of intervening in and through art, infrastructures, techno-ecological environments, bio-technology, and political protests to highlight their potentials as well as their ambivalences.

Non-Knowledge and Digital Cultures

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Book Series: Digital Cultures ISBN: 9783957961266 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.14619/1259 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Making available massive amounts of data that are generated, distributed, and modeled, digital media provide us with the possibility of abundant information and knowledge. This possibility has been attracting various scenarios in which technology either eliminates non-knowledge or plants it deep within contemporary cultures through the universal power and opacity of algorithms. This volume comprises contributions from media studies, literary studies, sociology, ethnography, anthropology, and philosophy to discuss non-knowledge as an important concept for understanding contemporary digital cultures.

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