Category Archive: software studies

Database, Narrative, Robots, and Witches

Database, Narrative, Robots, and Witches

Last week, I was scheduled to give a talk at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee entitled “Narrative, Database, and Algorithm in the Hospitable Network.” Unfortunately, the …

 

Responsible…Responsive

Responsible…Responsive

Photo Credit: “Doug Engelbart Demo 1968” by mac steve In a graduate seminar I’m teaching, last week’s reading was an exchange between Steve Mailloux and Diane …

 

Spam and the Rhetoric of Objects

Spam and the Rhetoric of Objects

Photo Credit: Screenshot of Daniel Tankersley’s “The Forest” What would an object-oriented rhetoric look like?  This question is being asked by a number of scholars, and …

 

Working Through ‘Hospitable Code’

Working Through ‘Hospitable Code’

A Malian woman builds a small tent for her family so that her guests can sleep in the family’s home. Photo Credit: “Hospitality II” by Arriving …

 

A Role for Rhetoric in Software Studies, Part 1

A Role for Rhetoric in Software Studies, Part 1

Photo Credit: “Cool Runner” by Nirmal Thacker