Is software dead? Services like Google, Dropbox, Adobe Creative Cloud, or Social Media apps are all-pervasive in our digital media landscape. This marks the (re)emergence of the service paradigm that challenges traditional business and license models as well as modes of media creation and use. The short essays in this edited collection discuss how services shift the notion of software, the cultural technique of programming, conditions of labor as well as the ecology and politics of data and how they influence dispositifs of knowledge.
Table Of Contents
- Irina Kaldrack and Martina Leeker: There is no Software, there are just Services. Introduction
- Christoph Neubert: 'The Tail on the Hardware Dog'. Historical Articulations of Computing Machinery, Software, and Services
- Seth Erickson and Christopher M. Kelty: The Durability of Software
- Andrew Lison: From Shrink Wrap to Services. The Universal Machine and Universal Exchange
- Liam Magee and Ned Rossiter: Service Orientations. Data, Institutions, Labor
- Anders Fagerjord: The Cloud, the Store, and Millions of Apps
- Jussi Parikka: Denials of Service
Kaldrack, Irina; Leeker, Martina (Hg.): There is no software, there are just services. Lüneburg: meson press 2015. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/651.
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