A new book on Evil Media

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This new book on Evil Media by Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey has been published by MIT press. It sound like it works at the intersection between computer science, software studies and the social sciences. Here’s a bit of the description from the publishers web page:

Evil Media develops a philosophy of media power that extends the concept of media beyond its tried and trusted use in the games of meaning, symbolism, and truth. It addresses the gray zones in which media exist as corporate work systems, algorithms and data structures, twenty-first century self-improvement manuals, and pharmaceutical techniques. Evil Media invites the reader to explore and understand the abstract infrastructure of the present day. From search engines to flirting strategies, from the value of institutional stupidity to the malicious minutiae of databases, this book shows how the devil is in the details.

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