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Software, objects and home space (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No. 35

Dodge, Martin and Kitchin, Rob (2008) Software, objects and home space (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No. 35. Working Paper. NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis.

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Abstract

Through a series of interrelated developments, software is imbuing everyday objects with capacities that allow them to do additional and new types of work. On the one hand, objects are remade and recast through interconnecting circuits of software that makes them machine-readable. On the other, objects are gaining calculative capacities and awareness of their environment that allow them to conduct their own work, with only intermittent human oversight, as part of diverse actant-networks. In the first part of the paper we examine the relationship between objects and software in detail, constructing a taxonomy of new types of coded objects. In the second part we explore how the technicity of coded objects is mobilised to transduce space by considering the various ways in which coded objects are reshaping home life in different domestic spaces.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords: Software; objects; home space; NIRSA
Subjects: Social Sciences > Geography
Social Sciences > NIRSA-National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
Item ID: 1150
Identification Number: 35
Depositing User: NIRSA Editor
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2009 11:46
Publisher: NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
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