Processing ......
FreeComputerBooks.com
Links to Free Computer, Mathematics, Technical Books all over the World
 
Aesthetic Programming: A Handbook of Software Studies
The one place to read news all over the world: LinkBasket. Mobile App too.
  • Title Aesthetic Programming: A Handbook of Software Studies
  • Author(s) Winnie Soon and Geoff Cox
  • Publisher: Open Humanities Press (December 31, 2020)
  • License(s): CC BY 4.0, CC BY-SA 4.0
  • Paperback 296 pages
  • eBook PDF
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1785420941
  • ISBN-13: 978-1785420948
  • Share This:  

Book Description

The book explores the technical as well as cultural imaginaries of programming from its insides. It follows the principle that the growing importance of software requires a new kind of cultural thinking - and curriculum - that can account for, and with which to better understand the politics and aesthetics of algorithmic procedures, data processing and abstraction.

It takes a particular interest in power relations that are relatively under-acknowledged in technical subjects, concerning class and capitalism, gender and sexuality, as well as race and the legacies of colonialism. This is not only related to the politics of representation but also nonrepresentation: how power differentials are implicit in code in terms of binary logic, hierarchies, naming of the attributes, and how particular worldviews are reinforced and perpetuated through computation.

It introduces and demonstrates the reflexive practice of aesthetic programming, engaging with learning to program as a way to understand and question existing technological objects and paradigms, and to explore the potential for reprogramming wider eco-socio-technical systems. The book itself follows this approach, and is offered as a computational object open to modification and reversioning.

About the Authors
  • Winnie Soon is an artist-coder-researcher in the areas of software studies and computational practices, is currently Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark.
  • Geoff Cox is an Associate Professor and co-Director of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University, UK, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Aarhus University, DK.
Reviews, Ratings, and Recommendations: Related Book Categories: Read and Download Links: Similar Books:
  • Elements of Programming (Alexander Stepanov, et al)

    The book shows that algorithms implemented in a real programming language, such as C++, can operate in the most general mathematical setting. For example, the fast exponentiation algorithm is defined to work with any associative operation.

  • Principles of Algorithmic Problem Solving (Johan Sannemo)

    The algorithmic approach to solving problems in computer technology is an essential tool. This book presents a readable, entertaining, and energetic book that will motivate and challenge students to open their minds to the algorithmic nature of problem solving.

  • Answer Set Programming (Vladimir Lifschitz)

    This book book will introduce the reader to the theory and practice of Answer Set Programming (ASP). It will include numerous examples of ASP programs and present the mathematical theory that ASP is based on, and exercises with complete solutions.

  • Competitive Programmer's Handbook (Antti Laaksonen)

    This book is an introduction to computer programming using using any of a variety of programming languages, including C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, and Swift for writing programmes, and to solid, fundamental programming principles.

  • The Black Art of Programming (Mark McIlroy)

    This book is an introduction to computer programming. It covers the essential information of a Computer Science course. It is recommended for beginners and intermediate programmers.

  • Programming Fundamentals - A Modular Structured Approach

    This book is an introduction to computer programming using any of a variety of programming languages, including C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, and Swift, for writing programmes, and to solid, fundamental programming principles.

  • A Practical Theory of Programming (Eric C.R. Hehner)

    This book explores aspects of programming that are amenable to mathematical proof. The author describes a programming theory which is much simpler and more comprehensive than the current theories to date.

  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs using JavaScript

    This book introduces the reader to central ideas of computation by establishing a series of mental models for computation. It has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decades. Examples are implemented using the JavaScript.

  • How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Programming

    This introduction to programming places computer science at the core of a liberal arts education. Unlike other introductory books, it focuses on the program design process, presenting program design guidelines.

  • Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming

    This innovative book presents computer programming as a unified discipline in a way that is both practical and scientifically sound. The book focuses on techniques of lasting value and explains them precisely in terms of a simple abstract machine.

  • OOP: Learn Object Oriented Thinking and Programming

    It teaches programming according to the Architecture First methodology which reacts at the companies' complaints that the school graduates are usually good in coding, but bad in software architecture.

Book Categories
:
Other Categories
Resources and Links