Software Takes Command by Lev Manovich is licensed under a Creative. Commons Software, or the Engine of Contemporary Societies. Title: Software Takes Command. Publisher: Bloomssbury Academic. Publication date: July 4, Length: , words. pages. 30 illustrations. Lev Manovich, Software Takes Command, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, , extends the work of “software studies” called for by Manovich () .
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More generally, how interfaces and the tools of media authoring software are shaping the contemporary aesthetics and visual languages of different media forms? Nevertheless, Software Takes Command is a very good starting point for such a journey.
In Software Takes Command, Sogtware Manovich provides a compelling account of how all forms of cultural media have become produced through software. Jessica rated it really liked it Jan 20, Indeed, as I read the text I started to sketch out fommand potential project tracing how maps have become software, producing a genealogy of geospatial media. What was the thinking and motivations of people who in the and s created concepts and practical techniques that underlie contemporary media software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, Final Cut and After Effects?
Rachele rated it liked it Oct 07, Lev Manovich answers these questions through detailed analysis of key media applications mmanovich as Photoshop and After Effects, popular web services such as Google Earth, and milestone projects in design, motion graphics, and interactive environments.
Today it is ubiquitous and taken for granted—and yet, surprisingly, few people know about its history and the theoretical ideas behind its development. Florian rated it really liked it Jul 28, This is because his proposed approach is quite narrowly framed.
Thanks to the practices pioneered by Google, the softeare is now used to run on web applications and services that have never been officially completed but remain forever remain in Beta stage. What happens to the idea of a ‘medium’ after previously media-specific tools have been simulated and extended in software?
What electricity and combustion engine were to the early 20th century, software is to the early 21st century. Lists with This Book.
How do their interfaces and tools shape the visual sooftware of contemporary media and design? Software, after all has gradually been infusing the practices of work, science, home life, communication, consumption, travel, and so on. Karl Erickson rated it really liked it Jul 06, Matthias rated it really liked it Nov 17, Media software also includes web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome, email and chat programs, news readers, commanx other types of software applications whose primary focus manvich accessing media content although they sometimes also include some authoring and editing features.
This question drives the book narrative and motivates my choice of topics. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Software Takes Command is a must for scholars, designers, technologists, and artists concerned with contemporary media and digital culture.
It has become our interface to the world, to others, to our memory and our imagination – a universal language through which the world speaks, and a universal engine on which the world runs. Olo rated it really liked it Mar 10, Andrea rated it it was amazing Jun 23, As I discovered—and I hope you will share my original surprise in reading my analysis of the original texts by these people—they were as much media theoreticians as computer engineers.
Scott Fitzgerald rated it it was amazing Jan 31, Software in Action Chapter 5. No trivia or quizzes yet. Unlike previous technologies, software can push back into our worlds in unprecedented ways.
Book information from Bloomsbury Academic. As he notes, such studies are concerned with questions such as what is the nature of software? How do these tools shape the visual aesthetics of contemporary media and design?
Lev Manovich answers these questions and supports his theoretical arguments by detailed analysis of key media applications such as Photoshop and After Effects, popular web services such as Google Earth, and the projects in motion graphics, interactive environments, graphic design and architecture. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.
Software is the agent of our every digital experience. Mar 01, Ian rated it it was amazing Sofyware Media Design Conclusion Index. What electricity and combustion engine were to the early 20th century, software is to the early 21st century. But besides Manovich’s work, there is preciously little…One can therefore only hope that Software Takes Command inspires others to take the approach to new domains and different types of software…Lev Manovich shows us how this could be done — and this is why Software Takes Command is such an important book.
This long-researched book, which synthesizes critical theory, human-computer interaction, and media history as well as newer approaches from the digital humanities, allows software ,ev take its place as a commanding element in our conversations about computers, and how we work, play, learn, and create.