Follow the Software: Reflections on the Logistical Worlds Project

  • Brett Neilson


This chapter explores the productivity and limits of a methodological principle that has informed research for this volume: follow the software. Rather than following the money or following commodities, research for the ‘Logistical Worlds’ project has sought to address its empirical investigations to sites where the interoperativity between software systems breaks down. The hunch has been that such sites will also reveal political conflicts, social inequalities, cultural transactions, and infrastructural workarounds that are constitutive for the logistical project of making things circulate. The chapter pays special attention to the spatial qualities of these sites, arguing that they give rise to forms of territory and territoriality that rival and parallel the forms of political and spatial order established by the state.


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  • Brett Neilson
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  1. 1.Institute for Culture and SocietyWestern Sydney UniversityParramattaAustralia

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