Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (Digital Formations)


Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (Digital Formations)

Digital Contagions is the first book to offer a comprehensive and critical analysis of the culture and history of the computer virus phenomenon. The book maps the anomalies of network culture from the angles of security concerns, the biopolitics of digital systems, and the aspirations for artificial life in software. The genealogy of network culture is approached from the standpoint of accidents that are endemic to the digital media ecology. Viruses, worms, and other software objects are not, th