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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Computing Power

Computing Power

Computing Power
Software Studies

Ron Eglash

The MIT Press

This chapter explores the role of computational power in the social environment. The author examines the applications of computing power across various fields in the social dimensions. The chapter focuses on simulation models, one of the key subject areas in the branch of computation. Additionally, the author emphasizes the concept of the realist critique and the outcomes of this concept with detailed illustrations. The chapter later turns the discussion to the technical definitions and dimensions of the computing power: speed, interactivity, and memory. It ends with a brief discussion of the contrast study between elite and lay public access to computing power.

Keywords:   computational power, social environment, simulation models, realist critique, speed, interactivity, memory

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