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DNA

The New Alphabet
The New Alphabet
Edited with text by Bernd Scherer. Text by Ann Cotten, Yuk Hui, Ben Lerner. Illustrated by Kanako Tada, Wolfgang Tillmans.

This book tracks the relationship between binary code and Leibniz’s Monadology; the technological and cosmological aspects of non-Western writing systems; and the power of the alphabet song.

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Spector Books
ISBN 9783959054539
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 88 pgs / 19 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2022 In stock


Listen to Lists
Listen to Lists
Edited by Lina Brion, Detlef Diederichsen. Text by Kristoffer Cornils, Maria Eriksson, Jasmine Guffond, et al.

Today, the playlist structures how people listen, as well as how companies collect their data. This volume examines how the playlist has spawned new categories, aesthetic tendencies and behaviors.

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Spector Books
ISBN 9783959054553
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 88 pgs / 17 color.
Pub Date: 09/13/2022 Awaiting stock


Counter_Readings of the Body
Counter_Readings of the Body
Edited by Daniel Neugebauer. Text by Olympia Bukkakis, María do Mar Castro Varela, Rain Demetri, Sabine Mohamed, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Olave Nduwanje, Jules Sturm, Julius Thissen.

Inverting the notion of “body language,” the essays in this volume draw attention to the process of “reading bodies,” using the body as semiotic system, a fiction, an archive or alphabet.

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Spector Books
ISBN 9783959054591
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 12 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2022 In stock


Echo
Echo
Edited by Nick Houde, Katrin Klingan, Johanna Schindler. Text by Louis Chude-Sokei, Maya Indira Ganesh, Wesley Goatley, Xavier Le Roy, Luciana Parisi, Sascha Pohflepp, Sophia Roosth, Gary Thomlinson.

Drawing on Louis Chude-Sokei's political and technopoetic writings, this volume shows how past ideas have produced the technologies and lifestyles of the world today—for example, how AI today contains within it the biases of its >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959054577
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 76 pgs / 10 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2022 In stock


Skin and Code
Skin and Code
Edited by Daniel Neugebauer. Text by Alyk Blue, Johanna Burai, Luce deLire, i-Päd, Rhea Ramjohn, Calah P. Toussaint-Amat, Anne Kaun, et al.

Just as physical violence leaves its marks on the skin, conceptual violence is written into interfaces—in the form of biases in machine automation, as discrimination implanted in memes. The essays in this volume explore how >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959054614
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 88 pgs / 23 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2022 In stock


Carrier Bag Fiction
Carrier Bag Fiction
Edited by Sarah Shin, Mathias Zeiske. Text by Sophia Al-Maria, Season Butler, Federico Campagna, Dorothee Elmiger, Ursula K. Le Guin, Laurel Halo, et al.

Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1986 essay “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction” presents a feminist story of technology centering on the collective sustenance of life, and reimagines the carrier bag as a tool for telling >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959054638
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 96 pgs / 32 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2022 In stock


Making
Making
Edited by Katrin Klingan, Nick Houde, Johanna Schindler. Text by Luis Campos, Maria Chehonadskih, Ana Guzmán, Hao Liang, Hu Fang, Elizabeth Povinelli, Sophia Roosth, Kaushik Sunder Rajan.

Conversations, essays and artist contributions focus on the practices and politics of production as a response to our contemporary processes of planetary transformation.

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Spector Books
ISBN 9783959054652
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 84 pgs / 1 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2022 In stock


Looking at Music
Looking at Music
Edited by Lina Brion, Detlef Diederichsen. Text by Stefanie Alisch, Peter Kirn, Mari Matsutoya, Adam Parkinson, Terre Thaemlitz, TOPLAP.

In the performance of computer-generated music, a tangibly causal relationship between action and sound has been cut. Looking at Music asks: how important is live action to the future of musical performance?

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Spector Books
ISBN 9783959054928
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 10 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2022 In stock


A Kind of World War
A Kind of World War
Edited with text by Anselm Franke, Erhard Schüttpelz.

Aby Warburg’s famous lecture on the Hopi snake ritual in Arizona is one of the most commented-upon art history documents of the 20th century. But while Warburg’s essay is firmly anchored in the canon of >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959054942
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 88 pgs / 110 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2022 In stock


What Is Life?
What Is Life?
Edited by Katrin Klingan, Nick Houde. Text by Stefan Helmreich, Natasha Myers, Sophia Roosth, Michael Rossi.

In this book, the collective Biogroop selects and speculates upon a compilation of first pages of publications from 1829 to 2020 containing “What Is Life?” in their titles. Replies to the question range from “the >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959054980
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 130 pgs / 20 color.
Pub Date: 09/13/2022 Awaiting stock


Re_Visioning Bodies
Re_Visioning Bodies
Edited by Daniel Neugebauer. Text by Maaike Bleeker, Ayse Güleç, Carmen Mörsch, Eliza Steinbock.

This volume calls for a new visibility of non-normative bodies, moving away from enforced categorizations and toward respect and care. Essays touch on everything from The Matrix to migration, from wedding photography to the Lili >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959054966
US $15.00 CAN $20.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 19 color.
Pub Date: 09/13/2022 Awaiting stock