Filosofía del software
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Ubicuo Studio blog will start with some Manovich quotes from his collaborative book Software takes command:
Paradoxically, while social scientists, philosophers, cultural critics, and media and new media theorists have by now seem to cover all aspects of IT revolution, creating a number of new disciplines such as cyber culture, Internet studies, new media theory, and digital culture, the underlying engine which drives most of these subjects—software—has received little or not direct attention. Software is still invisible to most academics, artists, and cultural professionals interested in IT and its cultural and social effects.[…]
[…]If we don’t address software itself, we are in danger of always dealing only with its effects rather than the causes: the output that appears on a computer screen rather than the programs and social cultures that produce these outputs.[…]
[…]Which means that all disciplines which deal with contemporary society and culture –architecture, design, art criticism, sociology, political science, humanities, science and technology studies, and so on – need to account for the role of software and its effects in whatever subjects they investigate.[…]
We’d love to think, research and investigate more about these topics as, somehow, software takes command in our contemporary age. It’s an inalienable truth.