The Enframing of Code

  title={The Enframing of Code},
  author={Lucas D. Introna},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  pages={113 - 141}
This paper is about the phenomenon of encoding, more specifically about the encoded extension of agency. The question of code most often emerges from contemporary concerns about the way digital encoding is seen to be transforming our lives in fundamental ways, yet seems to operate ‘under the surface’ as it were. In this essay I suggest that the performative outcomes of digital encoding are best understood within a more general horizon of the phenomenon of encoding – that is to say as norm- or… Expand
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