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    The Spaces, Mobilities and Soundings of Coding. The Programmable City Working Paper 18


    Perng, Sung-Yueh (2016) The Spaces, Mobilities and Soundings of Coding. The Programmable City Working Paper 18. Working Paper. SSRN.

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    Abstract

    Despite its influences on urban spaces, software has largely remained a black-box for critical inspection, comprising specialist knowledge and reasoning and guarded against closer examination through compilation into executable files and by legal and intellectual property rights. However, there has been an energetic mobilisation of code writing beyond these legal, commercial, professional and knowledge confines. The mobilisation of software code for civic purposes, or civic hacking, has emerged as important everyday urban experiences. Opening up the black-box of software writing, however, leads to more issues that require further examination. This paper explores the processes of transforming everyday experiences into sequences of code by observing the social and sonic activities happening at a workshop where participants were learning a new programming language. It unpacks the complexity of code writing and indicates further complications when mobilising code for civic purposes.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Forthcoming in Hartmann-Petersen, K, Perez Fjalland, E.L., and Freudendal-Pedersen, M (eds) Experiencing Urban Networked Mobilities, Routledge. The research for this paper was conducted under the Programmable City project, funded by a European Research Council Advanced Investigator award (ERC-2012-AdG-323636- SOFTCITY). Suggested citation: Perng, Sung-Yueh, The Spaces, Mobilities and Soundings of Coding (May 31, 2016). Forthcoming in Hartmann-Petersen, K, Perez Fjalland, E.L., and Freudendal-Pedersen, M (eds) Experiencing Urban Networked Mobilities, Routledge.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2788574
    Keywords: civic hacking; software; programming; mobilities of code; soundscape; spaces of coding; MUSSI; NIRSA;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 9362
    Depositing User: Sung-Yueh Perng
    Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 16:42
    Publisher: SSRN
    Funders: European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award
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