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Executing Practices: New Book in OHP's DATA browser series

The DATA browser book series, together with OHP, is delighted to announce the publication of Executing Practices. This collection brings together artists, curators, programmers, theorists and heavy internet users, all of whose practices make a critical intervention into the broad concept of execution. 

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Edited by Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass & Magda Tyżlik-Carver
Published by Open Humanities Press
CC 2018 (Creative Commons Attribution By Attribution Share Alike License)
310 pages

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This collection brings together artists, curators, programmers, theorists and heavy internet browsers whose practices make critical intervention into the broad concept of execution. It draws attention to their political strategies, asking: who and what is involved with those practices, and for whom or what are these practices performed, and how? From the contestable politics of emoji modifier mechanisms and micro-temporalities of computational processes to genomic exploitation and the curating of digital content, the chapters account for gendered, racialised, spatial, violent, erotic, artistic and other embedded forms of execution. Together they highlight a range of ways in which execution emerges and how it participates within networked forms of liveliness.


Executing Practices
Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass, Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver

Preface: Time of Execution
Yuk Hui

Modifying the Universal
Roel Roscam Abbing, Peggy Pierrot, Femke Snelting

Geoff Cox

On Commands and Executions
David Gauthier

Deadly Algorithms
Susan Schuppli

Executing Micro-Temporality
Winnie Soon

Spinning Wheel of Life
Winnie Soon

Synchronizing Uncertainty
Brian House

Loading... 800% Slower
David Gauthier

Bugs in the War Room
Linda Hilfling Ritasdatter

Audrey Samson

Posthuman Curating and its Biopolitical Executions
Magda Tyżlik-Carver

Ghost Factory
Magda Tyżlik-Carver & Andy Prior

Bataille's Bicycle
Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard & Kasper Hedegård Shiølin

The Chance Execution
Olle Essvik

What is Executing Here?
Eric Snodgrass

Critter Compiler
Helen Pritchard

Shrimping Under Working Conditions
Francisco Gallardo & Audrey Samson

Afterword: Reverse Executions in the Internet of Things
Jennifer Gabrys

Produced with support from Aarhus University and Liverpool John Moores University.


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