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Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life

Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

Abstract

After a little more than half a century since its initial development, computer code is extensively and intimately woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. From the digital alarm clock that wakes us to the air traffic control system that guides our airplane 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 relationships, and offers new forms of cultural activity, personal empowerment, and modes of play. This book examines software from a spatial perspective, analyzing the dya ... More

Keywords: cultural activity, personal empowerment, spatial perspective, airport check-in, networked offices, cafés, conceptual tools, empirical material

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262042482
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262042482.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rob Kitchin, author

Martin Dodge, author