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The Resource Code/space : software and everyday life, Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

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

Label
Code/space : software and everyday life
Title
Code/space
Title remainder
software and everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After little more than half a century since its initial development, computer code is extensively and intimately woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. Fro the digital alarm clock that wakes us to the air traffic control system that guides our plane in for a landing, software is shaping our world. It creates new ways of undertaking tasks, speeds up and automates existing practices, transforms social and economic relations, and offers new forms of cultural activity, personal empowerment, and modes of play. In Code/Space, 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. Examples of code/space include airport check-in areas, networked offices, and cafés that are transformed into workspaces by laptops and wireless access. 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 arguments 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
Member of
Awards note
Association of American Geographers AAG Meridian Book Award for the Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography, 2011
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kitchin, Rob
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.C66
LC item number
K48 2011
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dodge, Martin
Series statement
Software studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers and civilization
  • Computer software
  • Software
  • Lebenswelt
  • Raum
  • Datorer och samhälle
  • Datorprogram
Label
Code/space : software and everyday life, Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing code/space -- The nature of software -- Remaking everyday objects -- The transduction of space -- Automated management -- Software, creativity, and empowerment -- Air travel -- Home -- Consumption -- Everyware -- A manifesto for software studies
Control code
657223754
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780262042482
Lccn
2010031954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)657223754
Label
Code/space : software and everyday life, Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing code/space -- The nature of software -- Remaking everyday objects -- The transduction of space -- Automated management -- Software, creativity, and empowerment -- Air travel -- Home -- Consumption -- Everyware -- A manifesto for software studies
Control code
657223754
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780262042482
Lccn
2010031954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)657223754

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