edited by Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass & Magda Tyżlik-Carver

Geoff Cox | Olle Essvik | Jennifer Gabrys | Francisco Gallardo | David Gauthier | Linda Hilfling Ritasdatter | Brian House | Yuk Hui | Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard | Peggy Pierrot | Andy Prior | Helen Pritchard | Roel Roscam Abbing | Audrey Samson | Kasper Hedegård Shiølin | Susan Schuppli | Femke Snelting | Eric Snodgrass | Winnie Soon | Magda Tyżlik-Carver


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.

Authors Various contributors, edited by Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass & Magda Tyźlik-Carver
Publisher Autonomedia (DATA browser 06)
Copyright 2017 (all texts released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License)
279 pages Paper perfectbound & eBook, 240x170mm
PDF proof Free download
ISBN 9781570273216

Editors, Introduction     Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass & Magda Tyźlik-Carver
Preface: Time of Execution     Yuk Hui
Modifying the Universal     Roel Roscam Abbing, Peggy Pierrot, Femke Snelting
RuntimeException()     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
Erasure     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


Executing Practices is produced by Critical Software Thing, with support from Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University.