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  • Andersen, Christian Ulrik and Søren Bro Pold, eds. Interface Criticism. Aesthetics beyond buttons. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2011, Print.
  • Bentley, Peter et al. Ars Electronica 2003: Code:The Language of Our Time. Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2003. Print.
  • Berry, D.M (ed). Life in Code and Software: Mediated Life in a Complex Computational Ecology, 2012. Online.
  • Berry, D.M. Critical theory and the digital. 2014. Print.
  • Bogost, Ian. Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism. The MIT Press, 2008. Print.
  • Campbell-Kelly, Martin. From Airline Reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog: A History of the Software Industry. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.
  • Campbell-Kelly, Martin & Aspray, William. Computer: A History of the Information Machine. 2004. Print.
  • Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong.Programmed Visions: Software and Memory. The MIT Press, 2011. Print. “Stroking the Keys” Sexuality in the Age of Fiber Optics.
  • Cox, G., McLean, A., Berardi, F. “Bifo”. Speaking Code: Coding as Aesthetic and Political Expression. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2013.
  • Cramer, Florian.“Digital Code and Literary Text” Beehive. 4:3. 2001. 4 June 2005.
  • Ellen Ullman, The Bug, NY: Anchor Books, 2004.
  • Frabetti Federica, Software Theory: A Cultural and Philosophical Study, Romand and Littlefield International, 2015.
  • Fuller, Matthew. How To Be a Geek: Essays on the Culture of Software. Wiley, 2017.
  • Fuller, Matthew. Behind the Blip: Essays on the Culture of Software. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2003. Print.
  • Fuller, Matthew. Software Studies: A Lexicon. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008. Print.
  • Kirkpatrick, David. The Facebook Effect. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2010.
  • Mackenzie, A., 2006. Cutting code: software and sociality. Peter Lang, New York.
  • Galloway, A., Thacker, E., 2004. Protocol, Control, and Networks. Grey Room -, 6–29. doi:10.1162/1526381042464572
  • Johnson, S., 2002. Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software. Simon and Schuster.
  • Olga, Goriunova., 2012. Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet, Routledge.
  • Hayles, Katherine. My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
  • Kelty, Christopher. Two Bits. The Cultural Significance of Free Software. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2008. Print.
  • Kittler, Friedrich. Literature, Media, Information Systems. Amsterdam: G & B Arts International, 1997.
  • Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2008.
  • Lessig, Lawrence. Code. New York: Basic Books, 2006.
  • Manovich, Lev. Software Takes Command. New York, London, New Delhk, Sydney: Bloomsbury. 2013. Print.
  • Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor. (2009). Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Montfort, Nick, Patsy Baudoin, John Bell, Ian Bogost, Jeremy Douglass, Mark C. Marino, Michael Mateas, Casey Reas, Mark Sample, and Noah Vawter. 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10. The MIT Press, 2012.
  • Montfort, Nick, and Ian Bogost. Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2009.
  • Nelson, Ted. Computer Lib/Dream Machine. Self-published, 1974. Print.
  • Parikka, Jussi, and Tony Sampson, eds. The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn, and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of Digital Culture. Cresskill, NJ: The Hampton Press, 2009. Web. 19 Nov. 2010.
  • Parikka, Jussi. Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses. Peter Lang, 2009. Print.
  • Parikka, Jussi.What is media archaeology. Cambridge, Malden: Polity Press, 2012. Print.
  • Parisi, L. Contagious Architecture. Computation, Aesthetics and Space. Technologies of Lived Abstraction Series, Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press, 2013.
  • Raymond, Eric S. Unix and Object-Oriented Languages. 2003.
  • Rotman, Brian. Signifying Nothing: The Semiotics of Zero. Stanford UP: Stanford, 1987.
  • Sifry, Micah L. WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. Print.
  • Wardrip-Fruin, Noah & Montfort, Nick (Eds.). (2003). The New Media Reader. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
  • Wardrip-Fruin, Noah. (2009). Expressive Processing. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Books Chapters

  • Adam, Alison. (2008). Lists. In Fuller, Matthew (Ed.), Software Studies \ A Lexicon (pp. 174-178). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
  • Cox, Geoff & Ward, Adrian. “Perl” Software Studies.
  • Eglash, Ron. (2008). Computing Power. In Fuller, Matthew (Ed.), Software Studies \ A Lexicon (pp. 55-63). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
  • Ernst, Wolfgang. “Media Archaeography.” Media Archaeology: Approaches, Applications, and Implications. Eds. Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2011. 239-255. Print.
  • Goffey, Andrew. (2008). Algorithm. In Fuller, Matthew (Ed.), Software Studies \ A Lexicon (pp. 21-30). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
  • Goriunova, Olga. With Chiara Bernardi, "Social Networking Sites", in John Hopkins Guidebook to the Digital Humanities, edited by Marie-Laure Ryan, Lori Emerson and Benjamin Robertson, Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 2013.
  • Goriunova, Olga. "A Life Story of, software art repository", in ART ++ (in French), edited by David-Olivier Lartigaud, Paris: Éditions HYX, 2011, pp 113-140. (in French)
  • Goriunova, Olga. "Autocreativity. The Operation of Codes of Freedom in Art and Culture", in FLOSS + ART, edited by Aymeric Mansoux and Marloes de Valk, London: OpenMute, 2008.
  • Goriunova, Olga. With Alexei Shulgin, "Glitch", in Software Studies: a Lexicon, edited by Matthew Fuller, Cambridge, The MIT Press, 2008.
  • Goriunova, Olga. With Alexei Shulgin, "From Art on Networks to Art on Platforms", in Data Browser 3: Curating Immateriality: On the Work of the Curator in the Age of Network Systems, edited by Joasia Krysa, Autonomedia, New York, 2006.
  • Goriunova, Olga."'Male literature' of and other networked artistic practices of the cultural resistance", in Control + Shift. Public and Private Usages of the Russian Internet, edited by Henrike Schmidt, Katy Teubener, Natalja Konradova, Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2006. Re-printed in XXXXX, xxxxx and OpenMute, UK, 2006.
  • Krysa, Joasia and Grzesiek Sedek. “Source Code” in Software Studies.
  • Kittler, Friedrich. “Code (or, How You Can Write Something Differently)” Trans. Tom Morrison with Florian Cramer. Software Studies.
  • Lodi, Simona. “Illegal Art and other stories about social media.” In Unlike Us Reader: Social Media Monopolies and their alternatives. Eds, G, Lovink and M, Rasch. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. 2013. Print.
  • Manovich, Lev. “Import/Export” Software Studies.
  • Mateas, Michael.“Weird Languages” Software Studies.
  • Montfort, Nick. “Obfuscated Code” Software Studies.
  • Murtaugh, Michael. (2008). Interaction. In Fuller, Matthew (Ed.), Software Studies \ A Lexicon (pp. 143-148). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
  • Parisi, L. and Fazi, M. B. "Do Algorithms have fun?" Fun and Software:
Exploring Pleasure, Pain and Paradox in Computing, ed. O. Goriunova, London: Bloomsbury (Summer 2014)
  • Parisi, L. “Algorithmic Architecture” in Depletion Design: a Glossary of Network Technologies, eds. C. Wiedemann and S. Zehle, pp.7-10, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Culture, 2012.
  • Pasquinelli, Matteo. “Google’s PageRank Algorithm: A Diagram of the Cognitive Capitalism and the Rentier of the Common Intellect.” Deep Search: The Politics of Search Beyond Google. Eds. K. Becker & F, Stalder. London: Studienverlag & Transaction Publishers, 2009. 152-163. Print.
  • Robinson, Derek. “Variable” Software Studies.
  • Tkacz, Nathaniel (2011) 'The Politics of Forking Paths', in Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader, 94- 109, Editors: Lovink, Geert Tkacz, Nathaniel (978-90-78146-13-1) Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures
  • Tkacz, Nathaniel, Lovink, Geert (2011) Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader (978-90-78146-13-1) Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures
  • Wardrip-Fruin, Noah. Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009.


  • Andersen, Christian Ulrik and Søren Bro Pold. “Controlled Consumption Interfaces.” A Peer-reviewed Journal About 1.2 (2013). Web <>
  • Berry, David. M. “A Contribution Towards a Grammar of Code.” Fibreculture Journal 13 : n. pag. Web. 9 Nov 2009.
  • Bucher, Taina. Objects of intense feeling: The case of the Twitter API. Computational Culture: a journal of software studies. 2013. Web. 27 Nov. 2013. <>
  • Cayley, John.“The Code is not the Text (unless it is the text)” Electronic Book Review. 10 September 2002. 1 April 2005.
  • Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong.“On Software: Or the Persistence of Visual Knowledge,” JSTOR: Grey Room, No. 18 (Winter, 2004), pp. 26-51. Web. 29 June 2010.
  • Coleman, G. “CODE IS SPEECH: Legal Tinkering, Expertise, and Protest Among Free and Open Source Software Developers.” Cultural Anthropology 24.3 (2009) : 420. Print.
  • Cramer, Florian. “Digital Code and Literary Text” Beehive. 4:3. 2001. 4 June 2005.
  • Douglass, Jeremy. “Critical Code Studies Conference – Week Two Discussion.” Electronic Book Review : n. pag. Web. 31 May 2011.
  • Galloway, Alexander. “Language Wants to be Overlooked: On Software and Ideology,” Journal of Visual Culture 5, no. 3 (2006): 315–331.
  • Genette, Gerard. Mimologiques: Voyage en Cratylie. Paris: Editions de Seuil, 1976
  • Gerlitx, Carolin and Anne Helmond. “The Like economy: Social buttons and the data-intensive web.” New Media & Society, 15.8 (2013): 1-18. Print.
  • Glazier, Loss Pequeño. “Code As Language” Leonardo Electronic Almanac. 14:05-06. September 2006. 2 November 2006.
  • Goriunova, Olga. "The force of digital aesthetics: on memes, hacking, and individuation", Zeitschrift fur Medienwissenschaft, No. 8, edited by Erich Horl, Mark Hansen, "Medienasthetik", #1. (in German) (English translation)
  • Goriunova, Olga."New Media Idiocy", Convergence, Sage.
  • Goriunova, Olga. "Old Contexts for New Media Cultures (in Russia)", Third Text: Special issue on Media Arts: Practice, Institutions and Histories, Vol 3, No 3, 2009, pp 261-269.
  • Goriunova, Olga."Swarm Forms: On Platforms and Creativity’, Mute, Vol 2, No 4, January 2007, London.
  • Goriunova, Olga."Notes on the Death of Net.Art", Springerin, #3, (Vienna, 2001); Re-printed in German in ESC, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2002.
  • Grasmuck, S., Martin, J. & Zhao, S. (2009). Ethno-Racial Identity Displays on Facebook. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 15, 158-188.
  • Grosser, B. How the Technological Design of Facebook Homogenizes Identity and Limits Personal Representation. Hz-Journal.Web. [2011]2014
  • Hayles, Katherine. “Print is Flat, Code is Deep: The Importance of Media Specific Analysis” Poetics Today. (25:1) 2004. 67-90.
  • Hertz, Garnet and Jussi Parikka. “Zombie Media: Circuit Bending Media Archaeology Into an Art Method.” Leonardo 45.5 (2012): 424–430. Web.
  • Jerz, Dennis G. “Somewhere Nearby Is Colossal Cave: Examining Will Crowther’s Original Adventure in Code and in Kentucky.” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly 1.2 (2007) : n. pag. Web. 13 Oct 2009.
  • Karppi, Tero. “Digital Suicide and the Biopolitics of Leaving Facebook.” Slow Media, 20 (2011). Web. 15 Dec. 2013. <>
  • Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. “Extreme Inscription — Towards a Grammatology of the Hard Drive” TEXT Technology. 91:2. 2004. 16 October 2006.
  • Kittler, Friedrich. “There Is No Software.” Stanford Literature Review 9 (1992): 81-90. Print.
  • Liu, Shih-Ding. “The emergence of Internet biopolitics in China.” 思想, 11 (2009): 57-77. Print.
  • Loui, R.P. In Praise of Scripting: Real Programming Pragmatism. Computer, Volume 41, Issue 7, pp. 22-26. Washington University, St. Louis. 15 July 2008.
  • Marino, Mark C. “Critical Code Studies” Electronic Book Review. 2006. Available at
  • Marino, Mark C.“Of Sex, Cylons, & Worms: A Critical Code Study of Heteronormativity.” Leonardo Electronic Almanac. 17:2. Available at
  • Marres, Noortje and Weltevrede, Esther. “Scraping the Social: Issues in real-time social research.” Journal of Cultural Economy, 6.3 (2013) 313-335. Print.
  • Munster, Anna. “From a Biopolitical ‘Will to Life’ to a Noopolitical Ethos of Death in the Aesthetics of Digital Code.” Theory, Culture & Society, 28.6 (2011): 67–90. Print.
  • Parisi, L. and Portanova S.(2012) “Soft Thought in Architecture and Choreography”, Computational Culture. A Journal of Software Studies, n.1, online journal.
  • Parisi, L. and Terranova, T. (2001) “A Matter of Affect: Videogames and the Cybernetic Rewiring of Vision”, Parallax, vol. 7, pp. 122-127.
  • Raley, Rita.“Interferences: [Net.Writing] and the Practice of Codework” Electronic Book Review. 8 September 2002. 1 April 2005.
  • Soon, Winnie and William Bevington, eds. “The Public Interface as an Art-Making enabler.” Parsons Journal for Information Mapping. 3.4 (2011): 4-6. Web. 15 Dec. 2013. <>
  • Tkacz, Nathaniel (2012) 'From Open Source to Open Government: A Critique of Open Politics', Ephemera, 12 (4), (1473-2866)
  • Tkacz, Nathaniel (2012) 'The Truth of Wikipedia', Digithum: humanities in digital era, (14), (1575-2275)
  • Tkacz, Nathaniel (2010) 'Wikipedia and the Politics of Mass Collaboration', Platform, 2 (2), (1836-5132)
  • Tkacz, Nathaniel (2007) 'Power, Visibility, Wikipedia ', Southern Review, 40 (2), 5 - 19 (0038-4534)
  • Westfall, Ralph. “Technical Opinion: Hello, World considered harmful” Communications of the ACM. (44:10) 2001. 129-130


  • Rosenbush, Steve. “Facebook Tests Software to Track Your Cursor on Screen.” The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company, 30 Oct. 2013. Web. 27 Nov. 2013. <>
  • Schwartz, Evan I. and John W. Verity. “SOFTWARE MADE SIMPLE.” BusinessWeek: Online Magazine, September 30, 1991.
  • Topping, Alexandra. “Caroline Criado-Perez Deletes Twitter Account After New Rape Threats”. Guardian News and Media Limited, 6 Sep 2013. Web. 5 Dec. 2013.
  • Wall, Larry. “Perl, the first postmodern computer language.” Linux World. March 3, 1999.
  • Wardrip-Fruin, Noah. Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009.



  • Black, Maurice J. The Art of Code. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
  • Cox, Geoff. The Dialectics of Software Art. Ph.D. Dossertation. Plymouth University, 2006.



  • MacKenzie, Adrian. “The Problem of Computer Code: Leviathan or Common Power?” Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University. 10 August 2006.
  • Goriunova, Olga. "Artistic software for dummies", in: read_me 1.2 CD&book, 2002.