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Situated software: fiction, action-at-a-distance and dolls

By Rhizome

Nancy Mauro-Flude
/etchardware
/etc hardware magik

I would like to share my perspective on 'situated software' in order to introduce some thoughts about its potentiality, where not only people conduct social and cultural modes of exchange but also new ways of engaging with space, time and place are brought about. Here, rather then speaking as a expert, I write as an acknowledged outsider, as a new media artist and performer who has a vested interest in redefining community and self/ves, but whose expertise is not necessarily those of a programmer. I rethink these self-organising meeting and visibility spaces by considering culture and gender in software development. I refer to the /Eclectic Tech Carnival (/etc) and its associated �

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