DB 06 Executing Practices

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Edited by Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass & Magda Tyżlik-Carver
Published by Open Humanities Press
CC 2018 (Creative Commons Attribution By Attribution Share Alike License)
ISBN (Print): 978-1-78542-056-6
ISBN (PDF): 978-1-78542-057-3
ISBN (ePUB): 978-1-78542-058-0
310 pages

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This collection brings together artists, curators, programmers, theorists and heavy internet browsers whose practices make critical intervention into the broad concept of execution. It draws attention to their political strategies, asking: who and what is involved with those practices, and for whom or what are these practices performed, and how? From the contestable politics of emoji modifier mechanisms and micro-temporalities of computational processes to genomic exploitation and the curating of digital content, the chapters account for gendered, racialised, spatial, violent, erotic, artistic and other embedded forms of execution. Together they highlight a range of ways in which execution emerges and how it participates within networked forms of liveliness.

Review: Monika Szűcsová. "Rethinking Execution." Computational Culture 8 (July 2021).


Executing Practices

Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass, Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver

Preface: Time of Execution

Yuk Hui

Modifying the Universal

Roel Roscam Abbing, Peggy Pierrot, Femke Snelting


Geoff Cox

On Commands and Executions

David Gauthier

Deadly Algorithms

Susan Schuppli

Executing Micro-Temporality

Winnie Soon

Spinning Wheel of Life

Winnie Soon

Synchronizing Uncertainty

Brian House

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David Gauthier

Bugs in the War Room

Linda Hilfling Ritasdatter


Audrey Samson

Posthuman Curating and its Biopolitical Executions

Magda Tyżlik-Carver

Ghost Factory

Magda Tyżlik-Carver & Andy Prior

Bataille's Bicycle

Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard & Kasper Hedegård Shiølin

The Chance Execution

Olle Essvik

What is Executing Here?

Eric Snodgrass

Critter Compiler

Helen Pritchard

Shrimping Under Working Conditions

Francisco Gallardo & Audrey Samson

Afterword: Reverse Executions in the Internet of Things

Jennifer Gabrys

Produced with support from Aarhus University and Liverpool John Moores University.