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Author Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong, 1969-

Title Programmed visions : software and memory / Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages) : illustrations
Series Software studies
Software studies (Cambridge, Mass.)
Contents Introduction: Software, a supersensible sensible thing -- You -- Invisibly visible, visibly invisible. On sourcery and source codes -- Computers that roar -- Daemonic interfaces, empowering obfuscations -- Regenerating archives. Order from order, or life according to software -- The undead of information -- Always already there, or software as memory -- Conclusion: In medias res -- Epilogue: In medias race -- You, again
Summary Wendy Hui Kyong Chun argues that cycles of obsolescence & renewal result in part from the ways in which new media encapsulates a logic of programmability. In seeking to embody a future based on past data, new media becomes a metaphor for metaphor itself
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Computer software -- Development -- Social aspects.
Computer software -- Human factors.
Software architecture -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0262295210 (electronic bk.)
9780262295215 (electronic bk.)