Issue Eight


Issue Eight Editorial


Christian Ulrik Andersen and Søren Bro Pold, The User as a Character, Narratives of Datafied Platforms

Andrew Lison, New Media, 1989: Cubase and the New Temporal Order

Luke Munn, Imperfect Orchestration, Inside the Data Center’s Struggle for Efficiency

David Rambo, Building, Coding, Typing: Defining Technological Individuation through Custom Mechanical Keyboard Culture

Matt Spencer, Creative Malfunction: Finding Fault with Rowhammer


Mark Marino, Indigenous Code: Interview with Jon Corbett


Brian Alleyne, Black Software Matters, Review of Charlton McIlwain, Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter

Federica Frabetti, Review of Annette Vee, Coding Literacy

Jared Gampel, Thinking Culture in the Age of Global Finance, review of Maria Eriksson, Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars, Patrick Vonderau, Spotify Teardown

Monika Szűcsová, Rethinking Execution, review of Helen Pritchard, Erik Snodgrass and Magda Tyżlik-Carver (eds.). Executing practices

Zhenia Vasiliev, Learning from Russia’s hi-tech Soviet heritage, review of Mario Biagioli and Vincent Antonin Lépinay, eds. From Russia with Code: Programming Migrations in Post-Soviet Times

Graham White, Towards an Archaeology of Machine Learning? Review of Adrian Mackenzie, Machine Learners

David Young, Theorising While Practicing, review of Winnie Soon and Geoff Cox, Aesthetic Programming, a handbook of software studies