The Idea of Code and the Metaphor of Legality

dc.contributor.authorBradley, Bryan
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-02T22:17:48Z
dc.date.available2015-11-02T22:17:48Z
dc.date.copyright2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009-06-06
dc.description.abstractFrom biotechnology to computer programming, the notion of a “code” is used to describe a latent command that operates to produce actions and outcomes. However the metaphorical character of the vocabulary of code obscures the way a juridical understanding of beings, virtual or otherwise, comes to occupy our thinking of them. In this piece I aim to disambiguate the metaphor of code, look at its sense and play in digital, analog, bodily, and fleshy deployments, with an eye for the drive to legality, technique, and nihilism that the language of code holds.en_US
dc.description.reviewstatusUnrevieweden_US
dc.description.scholarlevelFacultyen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSSHRC Image, Text, Sound and Technology Summer Institute, Workshop and Conference Grant – Critical Digital Studies Workshopen_US
dc.identifier.citationBryan, Bradley. "The Idea of Code and the Metaphor of Legality." Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, Victoria, B.C. 6 June 2009. Presentation.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://pactac.net/2009/06/the-idea-of-code-and-the-metaphor-of-legality/
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/6772
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPacific Centre for Technology and Cultureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCritical Digital Studies Workshopsen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/*
dc.subjectbiotechnologyen_US
dc.subjectmetaphor of codeen_US
dc.subjectjuridical theoryen_US
dc.subjectnihilismen_US
dc.subjectprogrammingen_US
dc.subjectlanguage of codeen_US
dc.subjectlegal theoryen_US
dc.titleThe Idea of Code and the Metaphor of Legalityen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US

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