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The Techno-Galactic Guide to Software Observation

Author
VV.AA.
Publisher / Label
Constant, Association for Art and Media
Country
Belgium
Language
English
Publication year
2017
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
248
ISBN
978-9-08114-596-1

Index

Introduction 3 Warning 11 Table of Contents 12
14 Close encounters – Meetings between people, software and hardware
:: Encounter several historical collections of hardware back-toback
17 Interview people about their histories with software 30 Interview
with Jean Huens 35 Ask several people from different
fields and age groups the same question: "What is software?" 49 FMEM
and /DEV/MEM 52 Pan/Monopsychism 57 Setup a Relational Software
Observatory Consultancy (RSOC) 121 Hand reading 146
60 Temporality – Constellations of time and locality :: Space-Noise
Rearrangements 64 I hope you are comfortable, [insert
name] 69 "Nannyware": Software that observes and addresses the
user 71 Useless scroll against productivity 79 The ends of time 85
How humans and machines negotiate the experience of
time 89
100 Languaging – Observing software as/through writing :: Quine 103
Glossaries as an exercise 106 Adding qualifiers 112 Searching "software"
through software 114 Persist in calling everyone a Software
Curious Person 116
118 Healing and embodiment – Feeling software :: Setup a Relational
Software Observatory Consultancy (RSOC) 121 Agile Sun
Salutation 135 Agile Sun Salutation 141 Hand reading 146
Bug reporting for sharing observations 150 When dirty.db get’s
dirty 153 Interface Détournement 156 Comportments of software
(softwear) 162
164 Flows – Flow-regulation, logistics and seamlessness :: Continuous
Integration 167 Space-Noise Rearrangements 64 make
make do 171 Flowcharts (Flow of the chart –> chart of the flow: on
demand!) 175 What is it like to be AN ELEVATOR*? 196
188 Invasive observations – Being on the side, in the middle or behind
:: Something in the Middle Maybe (SitMM) 191 What is it like to
be AN ELEVATOR*? 196 Side Channel Analysis 202
206 Collections – Compiling observations :: Compiling a bestiary of
software logos 208 Glossaries as an exercise 106 Encounter several
historical collections of hardware back-to-back 17 Testing the testbed:
testing software with observatory ambitions (SWOA) 220 Prepare a
Reader to think theory with software 224 "Nannyware": Software that
observes and addresses the user 71
Keyword Index 236 Bibliography 238 Colophon 242
Free Art License 248