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Author Kitchin, Rob

Title Code/space : software and everyday life / Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

Publ Info Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  QA76.9.C66 K48 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  QA76.9.C66 K48 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  QA76.9.C66 K48 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QA76.9.C66 K48 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 290 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Software studies
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-284) and index
Contents I: Introduction -- Introducing code/space -- The nature of software -- II: The difference software makes -- Remaking everyday objects -- The transduction of space -- Automated management -- Software, creativity, and empowerment -- III: The transduction of everyday spatialities -- Air travel -- Home -- Consumption -- IV: Future code/space -- Everyware -- A manifesto for software studies
Note Rob Kitchin and Martin dodge examine software from a spatial perspective, analyzing the dyadic relationship of software and space. The production of space, they argue, is increasingly dependent on code, and code is written to produce space. Kitchin and Dodge argue that software, through its ability to do work in the world, transduces space. They develop a set of conceptual tools for identifying and understanding the interrelationship of software, space, and everyday life, and illustrate their argument with rich empirical material. And, finally, they issue a manifesto, calling for critical scholarship into the production and workings of code rather than simply the technologies it enables---a new kind of social science focused on explaining the social, economic, and spatial contours of software
LC subject Computers and civilization
Computer software -- Social aspects
Add Author Dodge, Martin, 1971-
ISBN 9780262042482 (hardcover : alk. paper)