DB 06 Executing Practices

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Edited by Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass & Magda Tyżlik-Carver
Published by Autonomedia
CC 2017 (all texts released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License)
ISBN 9781570273216
Paper perfectbound & eBook, 240x170mm
279 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

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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 Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University, and Liverpool John Moores University.