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Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262042482

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262042482.001.0001

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The Transduction of Space

The Transduction of Space

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(p.65) 4 The Transduction of Space
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Code/Space
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Rob Kitchin

Martin Dodge

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262042482.003.0004

This chapter discusses the importance of sociospatial approaches in understanding how and why software transduces diverse spatialities of everyday life. It emphasizes that space is an active participant in the production of social relations, communal formations, and personal regulation. The chapter presents a brief genealogy of philosophical thinking about space and explains the transduction of code/space, a unique spatial formation that is shaped by software-mediated practices. The perpetual production of space is modulated by software since it possesses high technicity, which is realized through the process of transduction, which is contingent, relational, scaled, and context-dependent. The chapter concludes that code/space is experienced differentially, its nature and transduction are never fixed, and it can be subverted.

Keywords:   software, social relations, space, code/space, software-mediated practices, transduction

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