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Short comment on Wendy Chun's new book: Programmed Visions

Re-posted from my Goodreads page. I'm planning to write a full review about this book and another one from MIT Software Studies series: Code/Space by Rob Kitchin and Martin Dogde soon!

programmed visions

Although it is a difficult book to read given its various technical expositions, i like how wendy chun poses critical questions on and explains the historical antecedents of our "sudden" reliance on everything digital. her arguments of code as logos, user as sovereign, interfaces as "enlightening" maps, computer as metaphor for metaphor, and the enduring ephemerality of digital media are compelling.  


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