Code performs. Nonmaterial Performance (NMP), a framework using performance studies, actor-network theory, and vibrant matter, exposes how codes act in our world. Instead of focusing on the material residue of computation, NMP examines the unseen and imagined performances of code itself.

Imagining the Nonmaterial (#14)

Earlier work on XKeyscore and Nonmaterial Performance from the authors published in Imagined Theatres.

“Fitness Tracking App Strava Gives Away Location of Secret US Army Bases”

A military base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, with routes taken by runners highlighted by Strava, a social-fitness network.