The Art of Reverse Engineering

Open, Dissect, Rebuild

Edited by Günther Friesinger and Jana Herwig

Transcript-Verlag

The Art of Reverse Engineering

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Pub Date: May 2014

ISBN: 9783837625035

300 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $50.00

The Art of Reverse Engineering

Open, Dissect, Rebuild

Edited by Günther Friesinger and Jana Herwig

Transcript-Verlag

Reverse engineering breaks down an existing object or system according to its construction and then rebuilds it based on new demands. The process encourages creative appropriation while democratizing knowledge. Contributors apply reverse engineering to art, science, and politics and highlight the importance of access, knowledge, and skills to reshaping our present and the future.

About the Author

Günther Friesinger lives in Vienna and Graz as a philosopher, artist, writer, curator and producer. He is Head of the paraflows Festival, CEO of monochrom, co-organiser of the Arse Elektronika Festival and the Roboexotica Festival.

Jana Herwig has worked in the online industry in various roles since web 1.0 days – as a web developer, community and project manager, individual and corporate blogger, researcher and instructor. She taught German in South Africa, English in Austria and returned to academia and media studies in 2008. At present, she blogs mainly in German at digiom.wordpress.com.