Executing Practices

Pritchard, Helen; Snodgrass, Eric and Tyżlik-Carver, Magda. 2018. Executing Practices. In: Helen Pritchard; Eric Snodgrass and Magda Tyżlik-Carver, eds. Data Browser 06: Executing Practices. (6) Open Humanities Press, pp. 9-24. ISBN 9781785420566 [Book Section]

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In this chapter we discuss how the edited collection "Executing Practices" brings attention to what Isabelle Stengers (2005) describes as the particular demands of practices that propel execution. Practices are parsed as processes by which execution stabilises and takes hold in the world (Stengers, in Gabrys 2016, 9). Rather than considering the stability of execution as the norm, which we might approach with dystopic or paranoid dread, the authors in the book engage with and make interventions on the problems of execution.

We outline that "Executing Practices" alerts us that access to instructions that drive execution is only one account, and even then, our understanding of execution might always remain partial and speculative.

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Computational art, Media theory, Posthuman theory, Computational aesthetics, Creative research, Art practice, Critical software studies, Network theory, Feminist technoscience, Arts based research, Science and technology studies, Environmental humanities, Digital humanities

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22 Nov 2018 10:14

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