Executions: power and expression in networked and computational media

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Public defence 2017-09-08
Time 13:00
Location Hörsal C (C0E11), Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö Högskola
Faculty examiner Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University
Publication Doctoral Thesis
Title Executions: power and expression in networked and computational media
Author Snodgrass, Eric
Date 2017
English abstract
This research looks at questions of power and expression as they are composed in various ways within networked and computationally-informed situations of the present. Drawing from the term as it is originally invoked in practices of computing, the research puts forward execution as a central conceptual framework for its investigations. In a computer program, a program becomes executable when it is able to execute a set of procedures within a designated set of relations and affordances. Similarly, the concept of execution developed here looks at the ongoing negotiations of various formative relations and affordances (technical, cultural, material, political) in practices of execution, describing certain notable techniques applied towards the task of making things executable. The examples looked at include several dominant media and technology practices of the present, as well as several alternative practices that point to other possible modes of execution. In doing so, the research highlights certain politically-orientated issues involved in questions of execution, working to further develop specific approaches aimed at describing, questioning and intervening into practices of execution as they occur in the world.
DOI https://doi.org/10.24834/2043/22834 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Malmö university
Series/Issue New Media, Public Spheres and Forms of Expression;11
ISBN 9789171045065
9789171045072
Pages 330
Language eng (iso)
Subject media studies
media and communications
software studies
execution
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
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