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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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Rob Kitchin

Martin Dodge

The MIT Press

This chapter discusses how social and material relations of home are being reconfigured by coded objects. These technological breakthroughs, which are present within all the spaces of the typical Western home, are playing an important role in maintaining and solidifying household routines. The chapter emphasizes that the process of transformation of a normal home into a fully software-enabled home is leading to a new overcoding of household activities, making domestic life more complex. It explores the rarity of the transduction of code/space in homes and also looks into how the spatiality of the home is being constructed by the use of coded objects. Variations are observed in the spatiality of different homes because of the use of the technologies in different ways, and in different social and familial contexts.

Keywords:   coded objects, household routines, software-enabled home, code/space, familial contexts

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