University Of Chicago Press, USA 2005 288 pp. Paperback, $16.50 USD ISBN 0226321487 Buy at Amazon My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts is Hayles’ final book of her trilogy on the binary opposition between embodiment and information through an engagement with the materiality of literary texts. She continues where she has… Read more My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts – N. Katherine Hayles
Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA 2006 288 pp. Hardcover, $16.50 USD ISBN 0-19-518928-0 Buy at Amazon Infotopia deals with the main question of how many minds produce knowledge. Sunstein has a legal background and takes on a mechanistic approach to political theory. One way to produce knowledge is through deliberation Habermas-style but it… Read more Review: Infotopia. How Many Minds Produce Knowledge – Cass R. Sunstein
Yesterday I participated in the public colloquium “UbiScribe: Collocollaboracontentquery?” as a part of the DEAF07 festival. The topic of Ubiscribe is pervasive publishing in the networked media of which blogging is obviously a part. This caught my attention regarding my thesis on “Blog Software and the Act of Blogging.” The term publishing is used in… Read more DEAF07 – UbiScribe: Collocollaboracontentquery?
Peter Lang, New York, NY, USA 2006 216 pp. Paperback, $31.95 USD ISBN 0-8204-7823-7 Buy at Amazon Cutting Code addresses the subject of software that has previously been marginalized due to its invisibility. Software is a very mutable object that is entangled in a web of relations. Mackenzie thus sees software as a social object… Read more Review: Cutting Code. Software And Sociality – Adrian Mackenzie
I first came into “contact” with Justin Shattuck’s when I commented on his post about WordPress Plugin Development. He seemed to be asking the same questions as I was regarding the configuring and using of WordPress plugins. I am planning on dealing with some of these issues in my MA thesis Blog Software and the… Read more Review: Justin Shattuck’s site
I’m tired! It doesn’t matter how fast I read I never seem to be able to catch up. It is actually making me feel rather stressed out. What am I talking about? Keeping up with blogs and RSS feeds. There are two main reasons I am subscribed to tons of feeds: 1. I am doing… Read more Review: Netvibes – RSS exhaustion