Released on 2016-05-04Categories Business & Economics

The Philosophy of Software

The Philosophy of Software

Author: D. Berry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230306479

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 443

This book is a critical introduction to code and software that develops an understanding of its social and philosophical implications in the digital age. Written specifically for people interested in the subject from a non-technical background, the book provides a lively and interesting analysis of these new media forms.
Released on 2020-02-26Categories Science

Prospective Philosophy of Software

Prospective Philosophy of Software

Author: Coline Ferrarato

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781786304438

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 870

Computer software (operating systems, web browsers, word processors, etc.) structure our daily lives. Comprising both a user interface and the electronic circuits of the machine it is printed to, software represents a hybrid object at the crossroads of materiality and immateriality. But is it, strictly speaking, a technical object? By examining the status of software against the criteria of philosophy of classic techniques, in particular that of Gilbert Simondon, this book lays the groundwork of a philosophical reflection on this subject. Further, in order to help introduce readers to problematics, lines of code and explanatory schemas have been provided.
Released on 2015-02-02Categories Computers

The Philosophy of Software

The Philosophy of Software

Author: David M. Berry

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137490276

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 629

The Philosophy of Software is a critical introduction to the subject of algorithms, code and software that introduces and engages with their social and philosophical implications. This book has been written to appeal not only to people interested in the subject but also to those from a non-technical background who want to know more about our softwarised societies. Indeed, software is a tangle or a knot, which ties together the physical and the computational, the material and the digital, into a comprehensive system for control and manipulation. However, software also exceeds our ability to place limits on its entanglement, and has entered everyday life to an amazing degree in the 21st Century. From washing machines to central heating systems, to children's toys, television and video; the old mechanical world is being revolutionised by the silent logic of digital devices. It is time, therefore, to examine our algorithmic situation.
Released on 2016-10-05Categories Computers

History and Philosophy of Computing

History and Philosophy of Computing

Author: Fabio Gadducci

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319472867

Category: Computers

Page: 321

View: 485

This volume constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing, held in Pisa, Italy in October 2015. The 18 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from the 30 papers presented at the conference. They cover topics ranging from the world history of computing to the role of computing in the humanities and the arts.
Released on 2015-05-22Categories Education

The Hidden Role of Software in Educational Research

The Hidden Role of Software in Educational Research

Author: Tom Liam Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317614357

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 128

Educational research often discounts the uniqueness and ubiquity of software and the hidden political, economic and epistemological ways it impacts teaching and learning in K-12 settings. Drawing on theories and methodologies from English education, critical discourse analysis, multimodal semiotics and digital humanities, this volume exposes the problems of technology in schools and refocuses the conversation on software. This shifting of focus invites more nuanced questions concerning the role of software in school reform and classroom instruction, and takes a critical stance on software’s role in education. This volume explores the ontology of software and the ways it is construed within educational policy discussions. It is beneficial to schools, companies, policy makers and practitioners seeking a more theoretical framework for technology in education.
Released on 2008-04-15Categories Science

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information

Author: Luciano Floridi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470756768

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 309

This Guide provides an ambitious state-of-the-art survey of the fundamental themes, problems, arguments and theories constituting the philosophy of computing. A complete guide to the philosophy of computing and information. Comprises 26 newly-written chapters by leading international experts. Provides a complete, critical introduction to the field. Each chapter combines careful scholarship with an engaging writing style. Includes an exhaustive glossary of technical terms. Ideal as a course text, but also of interest to researchers and general readers.
Released on 2012-03-31Categories Computers

Enhancing Enterprise and Service-Oriented Architectures with Advanced Web Portal Technologies

Enhancing Enterprise and Service-Oriented Architectures with Advanced Web Portal Technologies

Author: Adamson, Greg

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466603370

Category: Computers

Page: 323

View: 508

Service-oriented architectures are of vital importance to enterprises maintaining order and service reputation with stakeholders, and by utilizing the latest technologies, advantage can be gained and time and effort saved. Enhancing Enterprise and Service-Oriented Architectures with Advanced Web Portal Technologies offers the latest research and development within the field, filled with case studies, research, methodologies, and frameworks from contributors around the world. In order to stay abreast of the cutting-edge research in the field, it is vital for academics and practitioners to stay involved and studied with the latest publications. This volume contains a wide range of subject matters, levels of technical expertise and development, and new technological advances within the field, and will serve as an excellent resource both as a handbook and a research manual.
Released on 1998-02Categories Mathematics

New Directions in the Philosophy of Mathematics

New Directions in the Philosophy of Mathematics

Author: Thomas Tymoczko

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691034982

Category: Mathematics

Page: 458

View: 479

The traditional debate among philosophers of mathematics is whether there is an external mathematical reality, something out there to be discovered, or whether mathematics is the product of the human mind. This provocative book, now available in a revised and expanded paperback edition, goes beyond foundationalist questions to offer what has been called a "postmodern" assessment of the philosophy of mathematics--one that addresses issues of theoretical importance in terms of mathematical experience. By bringing together essays of leading philosophers, mathematicians, logicians, and computer scientists, Thomas Tymoczko reveals an evolving effort to account for the nature of mathematics in relation to other human activities. These accounts include such topics as the history of mathematics as a field of study, predictions about how computers will influence the future organization of mathematics, and what processes a proof undergoes before it reaches publishable form. This expanded edition now contains essays by Penelope Maddy, Michael D. Resnik, and William P. Thurston that address the nature of mathematical proofs. The editor has provided a new afterword and a supplemental bibliography of recent work.
Released on 2009-05-31Categories Business & Economics

Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics

Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics

Author: Braman, James

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605663531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 690

"This book looks at the combination of art, creativity and expression through the use and combination of computer science, and how technology can be used creatively for self expression using different approaches"--Provided by publisher.
Released on 2020-05-15Categories Computers

Engines of Order

Engines of Order

Author: Bernhard Rieder

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048537419

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 437

Software has become a key component of contemporary life and algorithmic techniques that rank, classify, or recommend anything that fits into digital form are everywhere. This book approaches the field of information ordering conceptually as well as historically. Building on the philosophy of Gilbert Simondon and the cultural techniques tradition, it first examines the constructive and cumulative character of software and shows how software-making constantly draws on large reservoirs of existing knowledge and techniques. It then reconstructs the historical trajectories of a series of algorithmic techniques that have indeed become the building blocks for contemporary practices of ordering. Developed in opposition to centuries of library tradition, coordinate indexing, text processing, machine learning, and network algorithms instantiate dynamic, perspectivist, and interested forms of arranging information, ideas, or people. Embedded in technical infrastructures and economic logics, these techniques have become engines of order that transform the spaces they act upon.
Released on 2019-03-27Categories Science

Earth Systems Data Processing and Visualization Using MATLAB

Earth Systems Data Processing and Visualization Using MATLAB

Author: Zekâi Şen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030015428

Category: Science

Page: 277

View: 619

This book is designed to provide easy means of problem solving based on the science philosophical and logical rules that lead to effective and reliable software at the service of professional earth system scientists through numerical scientific computation techniques. Through careful examination of software illuminated by brief scientific explanations given in the book the reader may develop his/her skills of computer program writing. Science aspects that are concerned with earth systems need numerical computation procedures and algorithms of data collected from the field measurements or laboratory records. The same is also valid for data processing in social sciences and economics. Some of the data assessment and processing procedures are at the large scales and complex, and therefore, require effective and efficient computer programs. Data reduction and graphical display in addition to probabilistic and statistical calculations are among the general purposes of the book. Not only students’ works but also projects of researchers at universities and tasks of experts in different companies depend on reliable software. Especially, potential users of MATLAB in earth systems need a guidance book that covers a variety of practically applicable software solutions.