Software studies: a lexicon

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LIVRO Léxico de estudos de software. Traz uma série de conceitos crucias para o desenvolvimento contemporâneo de softwares.

{da introdução do livro}

"First, it takes the form of a series of short studies: speculative, expository, and critical texts on particular digital objects, languages, and logical structures. Additional terms touch on some of the qualities software is supposed to possess and ideas by which to approach it. Together, at certain scales of interpretation, these constitute the “stuff” of software. Software structures and makes possible much of the contemporary world. This collection proposes an exercise in the rapid prototyping of transversal and critical approaches to such stuff." Matt Fuller

{da apresentação do livro}

This volume is the result of a collaborative working process that leaves the editor largely a timepiece, squawking about deadlines here and there. All of the authors have contributed not just their own text or texts, but their generous engagement in and attention to a project that has emerged out of their interactions.

This project was initiated through the Media Design Research programme at the Piet Zwart Institute of the Willem de Kooning Academie Hogeschool Rotterdam. Richard Ouwerkerk, the Director of the Institute, gave immediate and generous support for the work. Leslie Robbins co- organized the workshop out of which most of this work was produced. Michael Murtaugh made the content management system which provided the working environment for the texts to develop and provided instant reviews of drafts on the train between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Femke Snelting and Calum Selkirk provided insightful feedback on the project as it developed. The students of the Master of Arts in Media Design at Piet Zwart Institute spurred us on to get the thing done. Beatrice DaCosta, Phoebe Sengers, Volker Grassmuck, and Peter Geble helped with suggesting and contacting contributors to the book. Thom Morrison provided sharp and speedy translation. Florian Cramer, Rolf Pixley, Søren Pold, Dragana Antic´ (the book’s indexer), and Graham Harwood provided useful feedback at key points. Thanks to Mandie, Leon, Milo, Rosa, and Felix for making time for me to get the manuscript fi nished up. Doug Sery, Valerie Geary, Alyssa Larose, and other staff at MIT Press provided excellent advice and collaboration throughout.


2006


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