The piece I wrote for Genre, “The Ethics of Code in a Simulation World,” has now been published. This article looks at the rise of simulation as a means to understand the world, and what I see as a dangerous co-trend which treats the code itself as determinate. Rather than give ourselves over to the power of the code, I argue we need to pay special attention to code and interventions in said code.
The issue as a whole might be of interest to anyone in digital studies, with essays by Will Slocombe, Marie-Laure Ryan, and Rita Raley. The Genre website doesn’t appear to be updated, but you it is the Fall/Winter 2008 issue.