On taxonomies of code and how to hack it

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presentation for contemporary media theory; fall 2012; instructor: jonathan beller

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On taxonomies of code and how to hack it

  1. 1. On taxonomiesof code +how to hack it/* @author yanyi luo * @course cont. media theory * @term fall 2012 * @assn in-class presentation * /
  2. 2. code as technology
  3. 3. code as order of society
  4. 4. code as LanguageThe tampon has been in useas a medical device sincethe 18th century, when Le Tampon, the 4thantiseptic cotton tam- largest communepons treated with salicy- in French islandlates were used to stop Réunion, east ofthe bleeding from bullet Madagascar.wounds.
  5. 5. code as memory
  6. 6. the coded self
  7. 7. the essence of codechar *code[] = { char *material[] = { “sign”, “signified”, “electrical sequences”, “electrical signals”, “memory”, “sense-perception”, “self-narrative”, “sequenced memory”, “language” “collective signs”}; };
  8. 8. problems of codechar *code_problems[] = { “I am mostly in English”, “I am the apparatus”, “all your base are belong to us”};
  9. 9. Hack the code#DEFINE definitions “static”#DEFINE meaning “concrete”#DEFINE apparatus function(you)char *definitions = “dynamic”;char *meaning = “fluid”;void *art { shift_in_meaning = you(apparatus); return shift_in_meaning;}

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