February 16, 2018

Tranter on Envisioning and Programming Digital Legality From SyFy's Caprica @GriffLawSchool

Kieran Mark Tranter, Griffith Law School, is publishing I, Archive: Envisioning and Programming Digital Legality from SyFy's Caprica in Envisioning Legality: Law, Culture and Representation (Tim Peters and Karen Grawley, eds., Routledge, 2018). Here is the abstract.
This chapter charts the demise of the paper archival system of modern law and envisions the key features of its digital successor through SyFy’s short-lived TV show Caprica. Having shown the features of digital legality as inhuman speed, autonomy and hybridity, it is argued that legal theorising needs to become proficient in understanding the schematics of digital legality and its programming. In particular focus should be on establishing pause moments in the code that allow the human and the analogue to manifest and participate in digital legality.
Download the chapter from SSRN at the link.

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