Read the second issue of Computational Culture, a journal of software studies, with articles on subjects ranging from location-aware social media, Google’s PageRank to a methodology for software studies. Boris Ružić wrote an extensive review of Geert Lovink’s Networks Without a Cause. Available online at computationalculture.net.
Most Recent Readings
Paulina Borsook: Cyberselfish 15 years after, Part I
“Cyberselfish/a critical romp through the terribly libertarian culture of high-tech”, which I have nicknamed “That Damned Book” aka TDB, came out in the year 2000. It’s been more than a little disconcerting that TDB turns out to still have relevance, as did short pieces I wrote such as “How the Internet Ruined San Francisco” (in [...]
Paulina Borsook: Cyberselfish 15 years after, Part II
“Cyberselfish” 15 years after publication Part II: Where am I going and where have I been The complex truth behind how I got into writing about technology and writing about it the way that I did. The truth behind this is complicated but it finally seems time to explain how it -really- all happened. I [...]
Re-introducing Californian cyber critic Paulina Borsook
Paulina Borsook should be considered California’s first generation net critics, writing a decade before Carr, Lanier, Keen, Turkle and Morozov took the center stage and mainstreamed the genre. Much like the scattered initiatives and individuals such as Bad Subjects, Steve Cisler, David Hudson and Phil Agre (just to list a few random names), Paulina Borsook [...]