The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty (Software Studies)

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  • ISBN: B01D1Q44HE
  • Author: Benjamin H. Bratton
  • Publisher: The MIT Press
  • Genre: Computers & Technology
  • Date: 26 February 2016
  • Pages: 528
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

A comprehensive political and design theory of planetary-scale computation proposing that The Stack—an accidental megastructure—is both a technological apparatus and a model for a new geopolitical architecture.
What has planetary-scale computation done to our geopolitical realities? It takes different forms at different scales—from en…